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Darqcyde



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:47 am    Post subject: Thanksgiving quiz Reply with quote

http://home.aristotle.net/thanksgiving/trivia.asp

I got 11 right, my results below, don't look, it has the answers.









































































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Turkey Trivia Quiz

Here are the results of the trivia quiz:

1. When was the first American Thanksgiving celebration?
You chose: 1621
That's right!

2. Where was the turkey first domesticated?
You chose: Mexico and Central America
That's right!

3. What is a female turkey called?
You chose: a hen
That's right!

4. What is a male turkey called?
You chose: a tom
That's right!

5. What great American statesman lobbied to make the turkey the national symbol?
You chose: Benjamin Franklin
That's right!

6. What sound does a female turkey make?
You chose: chirp
Sorry, that's incorrect. The correct answer is: click

7. What sound does a male turkey make?
You chose: gobble
That's right!

8. About how many feathers does a mature turkey have?
You chose: 3,500
That's right!

9. Which state produces the most turkeys annually?
You chose: North Carolina
That's right!

10. How fast can wild turkeys run?
You chose: 15 mph
Sorry, that's incorrect. The correct answer is: 25 mph

11. How does Arkansas rank among the other states in turkey production?
You chose: third
That's right!

12. What Native American tribe celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the colonists?
You chose: the Choctaw tribe
Sorry, that's incorrect. The correct answer is: the Wampanoag tribe

13. Can wild turkeys fly? If so, how fast?
You chose: Yes, up to 25 mph
Sorry, that's incorrect. The correct answer is: Yes, up to 55 mph

14. Approximately what percentage of American homes eats turkey on Thanksgiving?
You chose: 67%
Sorry, that's incorrect. The correct answer is: 90%

15. Approximately what percentage of American homes eats turkey on Christmas?
You chose: 34%
Sorry, that's incorrect. The correct answer is: 50%

16. What is the name of the skin that hangs from a turkey's neck?
You chose: wattle
That's right!

17. Which U.S. president specified that Thanksgiving would fall on the fourth Thursday of November?
You chose: William H. Taft
Sorry, that's incorrect. The correct answer is: Abraham Lincoln

18. Which president attempted to move the Thanksgiving holiday to the next to last Thursday in November to create a longer Christmas shopping season?
You chose: Harry S. Truman
Sorry, that's incorrect. The correct answer is: Franklin D. Roosevelt"

19. Which country consumes the most turkey per year per capita?
You chose: The United States
Sorry, that's incorrect. The correct answer is: Israel

20. What is the fastest way to defrost a turkey?
You chose: in cold water
That's right!

Your score:
Wow! You got 11 questions right. Your feathered friends would be proud!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need to turkificate myself more - only 8.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i guess i need to eat more turkey...only 7 here
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also got 11. I would have had twelve if I had listened to my instincts and chose Roosevelt over Eisenhower.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only got 8, and this thing was totally trying to trick me! Also, I picked Benjamin Franklin because it looked like he ate a lot of turkey. Haha.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

7. Not bad for someone who has never had a thanksgiving and has only ever cooked one turkey.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

10... Oh well... I do know that they're tasty with stuffing and cranberries... Where was that question!?!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i got 11 right and i've never eaten a turkey in my life.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crap. I would have gotten eleven right if I'd gone with my first answer for most turkey-producing state.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

10. I love multiple choice, I tend to do well just guessing.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

10. Which is good, considering I've never celebrated Thanksgiving. I like turkeys, though. They're tasty.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:49 pm    Post subject: Turkey's can fly??? Reply with quote

5 right!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only wild turkeys can fly. The domesticated ones are unable to do so. The domesticated ones aren't even able to mate. They have to be artificially inseminated.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Wow! You got 12 questions right. Your feathered friends would be proud!


watching food tv helps.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

14... a lot of guesses though.
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