Turkey Quiz Answer #1
What is the fleshy growth on a turkeys head?
The fleshy outgrowth on a turkey's head or neck is called a caruncle.
The growth specifically on the head is the snood, also referred to as
the dewbill. By the way, the growth on the neck is called the wattle.
Turkey Quiz Answer #2
Turkeys can fly.
If you picked A, you were undoubtedly thinking of wild turkeys or heritage
turkeys. If you picked B, you were thinking of commercial or industrial
broad breasted turkeys. Either way you were right.
What do you call a group of turkeys?
Groups of turkeys are referred to as a flock, a brood, a bale, and
a rafter of turkeys. Glad to see you picked your favorite.
Turkey Quiz Answer #4
What is an adult male turkey called?
Yes you got it. An adult male turkey is called a tom, a cock, or a
gobbler. By the way, an adult female turkey is called a hen. Turkey
chicks are also called poults until they are about six months old. Male
turkeys are called jakes until they are one year old; female turkeys
are called jennys until they are one year old.
Turkey Quiz Answer #5
What color is a turkeys wattle?
Very good. The wattle (the fleshy growth under the neck) changes color
with mood, sometimes within minutes.
How fast does a turkey move?
If you picked A you were thinking of the commercial turkey again. If
you picked B you were thinking of a running turkey - wild or heritage,
if you picked C you were thinking of a flying wild turkey.
Turkey Quiz Answer #7
Which statement is not true?
You probably know that the one you picked was not true, but neither
were the other two. These are common myths but none of them are quite
<A> Ben Franklin did write to his daughter Sarah Bache in 1784,
two years after the bald eagle had been selected for the Great Seal
of the United States, but he had never advocated for any bird. He and
Thomas Jefferson proposed a biblical scene. But this is what he wrote
to his daughter: "For my part, I wish the Bald Eagle had not been
chosen as the Representative of our Country; he is a Bird of bad moral
Character. . . . For in truth, the Turk'y is in comparison a much more
respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America."
So that is Franklin's lamentation not an advocation.
<B> NASA states "During Apollo 11, the astronauts ate two
meals. Meal A was bacon squares, peaches, sugar cookie cubes, coffee,
and pineapple-grapefruit drink. Meal B included beef stew, cream of
chicken soup, date fruitcake, grape punch, and orange drink." But
while circling the moon on Apollo 8 on Christmas day 1968 astronauts
Borman, Lovell, and Anders did have a surprise meal of real turkey and
stuffing. This food required no rehydration and was eaten with a spoon.
<C> Turkey does have L-tryptophan, an amino acid which is a mild
sleep inducing agent. But it doesn't have as much tryptophan as soybeans
or beef. Also, tryptophan only has a sedative affect when taken on an
empty stomach. If a turkey sandwich would make you sleepy, a hamburger
would make you much sleepier.
Turkey Quiz Answer #8
American Indians used turkey feathers on their arrows.
If you picked A you were thinking of any of the eastern tribes. They
used turkey feathers because these feathers are not affected by blood.
They were glued to the arrow with glue made from velvet deer horns or
sturgeon. If you picked B you were probably thinking of the Papago who
refused to use turkey feathers on their arrows (or to eat turkey) because
they thought the turkey was timid and that would adversely affect their
arrows. Either way you were right again.
Turkey Quiz Answer #9
Turkeys are related to which of the following?
Asian pheasants, African guinea fowl, and peafowl (peacock), are all
members of the Phasianidae family. Good job.
Turkey Quiz Answer #10
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