Turkey Trivia!

 1.    Thanksgiving is celebrated only in the United States.

(a) true

(b) false  


2.  What is the name of the famous rock credited to where the pilgrims first landed?


3.  The Indians who were invited to the Thanksgiving feast were of the Wampanoag tribe.  Who was their chief?

(a) Massasoit

(b) Pemaquid

(c) Samoset

(d) Squanto


4.  What was the name of the ship the pilgrims came over on?


5.  Who was the captain of this ship?


6.  The term "Cornucopia" means what?

(a) Tall Corn

(b) Greek God of Corn

(c) Horn of Plenty

(d) A traditional New England relish


7.  What part of the turkey is saved and snapped as a superstitious good luck custom?


8.  The first Thanksgiving in 1621 was believed to have lasted how many days?

(a) 1 day

(b) 3 days

(c) 7 days


9.  How fast can a turkey run? 

(a) 7 mph

(b) 11 mph

(c) 18 mph

(d) 25 mph


10.  How fast can a wild turkey fly?

(a) 20 mph

(b) 27 mph

(c) 45 mph

(d) 55 mph


11.  All turkeys gobble.  

(a) True

(b) False 


12.  Turkeys are very fluffy with lots of feathers.  Approximately how

many feathers does a full-grown turkey have?

(a) 2,750

(b) 3,000

(c) 3,500

(d) 4,100


Answer Key:  

1) False, Canada celebrates also; 2) Plymouth Rock; 3) A; 4) The Mayflower; 5) Christopher Jones; 6) C; 7) Wishbone; 8) B; 9) D 10) D; 11) False- only toms (males); 12) B