Turkey Day Quiz
What is the name of the Native American organization that has protested at Thanksgiving Day celebrations in Plymouth, Massachusetts?
- The UAINE has stopped traditional parades and religious services in order that their voices be heard.
What are male turkeys called?
- Male turkeys are called "toms", while females are called "hens".
What is the significance of the turkey dinner?
- The customary turkey dinner is a reminder of the four wild turkeys served at the Pilgrims' first thanksgiving feast.
Which Pawtuxet Native served as interpreter and intermediary between the pilgrims and the Wampanoag?
- Squanto, the last remaining Pawtuxet, devoted himself to helping the pilgrims, who settled on the land his people once occupied.
What name have anti-Pilgrim protesters given to Thanksgiving?
- The UAINE has given Thanksgiving the name "National Day of Mourning".
Which group of Native Americans formed an alliance with the arriving pilgrims?
- The Wampanoag, led by Massassoit, helped the pilgrims survive their first winter in New England.
What is the name of the skin that hangs off the turkey's neck?
- As odd as it may sound, this flabby skin is called a wattle.
Though wild turkeys can only fly for short distances, they can sometimes reach speeds of...
- Though domestic turkeys are earth-bound, wild turkeys can fly up to 55 mph.
According to the National Turkey Foundation (NFT), approximately how many turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving day?
- Around 46 million turkeys get eaten each Thanksgiving, according to the NFT, with 22 million being consumed on Christmas and 19 million for Easter.
How fast can a turkey trot?
- Turkeys can trot at astounding speeds of up to 25 mph.