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Turkey Quiz:

Try the following turkey quiz. We bet these turkey questions won't stump you!

1) What is the fleshy growth on a turkeys head?
  A) caruncle
  B) dewbill
  C) snood
2) Turkeys can fly.
  A) true
  B) false
3) What do you call a group of turkeys?
  A) flock
  B) brood
  C) bale
  D) rafter
4) What is an adult male turkey called?
  A) tom
  B) cock
  C) gobbler
5) What color is a turkeys wattle?
  A) red
  B) white
  C) blue
6) How fast does a turkey move?
  A) Less than 1 Mile Per Hour
  B) 20 MPH
  C) 55 MPH
7) Which statement is not true?
  A) Ben Franklin advocated for the turkey as America's national bird.
  B) Turkey was the first food eaten on the moon.
  C) Eating turkey makes you sleepy.
8) American Indians used turkey feathers on their arrows.
  A) True
  B) False
9) Turkeys are related to which of the following?
  A) Asian pheasants
  B) Peafowl (peacock)
  C) African guinea fowl
10) The best place for unbiased turkey info is:
  A) www.the-perfect-turkey.com
  B) www.The-Perfect-Turkey.com
  C) www.the-perfect-turkey.com
   

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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.

Answer #3

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.

Answer #6

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 true.

<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

The best place for unbiased turkey info is:

You got this right because here you are, so there you go. Oh, and when you come back be sure to use dashes: the (dash) perfect (dash) turkey (dot) com - the-perfect-turkey.com. If that is too hard to remember just enter www.goodturkey.com - it will get you here too!

 

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