Facts (or not) About Turkeys – Trivia Game!

Happy Thanksgiving!

In this quick trivia game, you have to decide whether each turkey fact listed is indeed a fact — or not!

(Click on the image, or here, for a larger version.)

Good luck!

(If you’re reading this on the front page of my website, click through for the answers. Otherwise, scroll down.)

SPOILER ALERT: The complete list of answers follows.

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ANSWERS:

  • “About 1 million wild turkeys live in North America” is FALSE. About 6 million wild turkeys live in North America.
  • “Female turkeys don’t gobble” is TRUE.
  • “The presidential pardon for a turkey dates back to Theodore Roosevelt” is FALSE. Depending which story you believe, it dates back to either Kennedy or Lincoln.
  • “Male turkey poop is shaped like a ‘J’ and female turkey poop is spiral-shaped” is TRUE.
  • “Turkeys have two stomachs” is TRUE.
  • “Iowa leads all states in turkey production” is FALSE. Minnesota does.
  • “Turkeys are carnivores, typically eating voles and other small rodents” is FALSE. They typically eat grass, berries, fruits, acorns, and insects.
  • “National Turkey Lovers Month” is celebrated every November is FALSE. It’s in June (in the United States).
  • “Before he died, John Candy was hired to voice a turkey in Pocahontas” is TRUE. Unfortunately, he did die, so the turkey was replaced with a raccoon.
  • “Wild turkeys can run at speeds up to 25 mph” is TRUE.
  • “Turkeys have poor eyesight” is FALSE. They have excellent eyesight.
  • “Turkeys sleep in trees” is TRUE.
  • “Turkeys (the bird) were named after Turkey (the country)” is TRUE.
  • “A group of turkeys is known as either a flock or a rafter” is TRUE.

My main source for this game was the terrific website Mental Floss, which has published several great lists of turkey facts.

TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS: 14

If you scored 14, you’re a turkey aficionado! If you scored 11 to 13, you’re a gobbler. If you scored 7 to 10, you’re a turkey. If you scored 6 or fewer, you didn’t do very well at all.

Thanks for playing this trivia game! I hope you enjoyed it. (You can find more trivia games here.)

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