Gobble, Gobble! It's the Ultimate Thanksgiving Turkey Quiz
Whether they're roasted, salted or deep fried, Americans love their Thanksgiving turkeys. While no one knows whether the Pilgrims chowed down on turkey during the first Thanksgiving celebration in 1621, there's no question that the bird serves as the star of the show at contemporary holiday feasts. Think you know all their is to know about the history and significance of this feathered fowl? Take our Ultimate Thanksgiving Turkey Quiz to find out!
What's the minimum internal temperature that a roasted turkey must reach before it's safe to serve?
95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius)
130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 degrees Celsius)
165 degrees Fahrenheit (73.8 degrees Celsius)
When did Turtle Island foods begin producing Tofurky, a vegetarian turkey made from soy and wheat gluten?
How much time should you set aside to thaw your turkey in the refrigerator?
8 hours per 5 pounds of bird
24 hours per 5 pounds of bird
48 hours per 5 pounds of bird
How much time should you set aside to cook a 16 to 20 pound turkey?
4 to 5 hours
6 to 8 hours
8 to 10 hours
How many pounds of turkey should you plan to prepare for each guest?
one-half pound per person
one pound per person
two pounds per person
When's the best time to stuff a turkey?
immediately before cooking
the night before Thanksgiving
about an hour before it's done cooking
How much extra time should you cook a turkey if you've chosen to stuff it?
no extra time needed
5 to 7 minutes per pound
30 minutes per pound
How much turkey should you plan per person if you're serving a breast instead of a whole bird?
1/4 pound per person
3/4 pound per person
1 pound per person
This Founding Father believed that the wild turkey, not the bald eagle, should be the national bird of the United States.
This U.S. state holds claim to Big Tom, the world's largest turkey monument.
What name is given to a deboned Thanksgiving turkey stuffed with boneless duck and chicken?
Thanksgiving combo pack
Which president was the first to offer an official pardon to a turkey?
John F. Kennedy
George H. W. Bush
How many calories does the average person consume during Thanksgiving dinner?
In a classic episode of the sitcom "Friends," which character tried to squash Thanksgiving drama by wearing a turkey on her head?
How much does the average family's Thanksgiving turkey weigh?
How many turkeys are eaten each year in the U.S.?
Today, we snap wishbones while making a wish, but Europeans believed breaking these bones would allow them to _____.
predict the weather
have good luck
find true love
What percentage of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving?
Which president officially declared the fourth Thursday in November as the Thanksgiving holiday?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
John F. Kennedy
Which classic novel helped cement the turkey's status as the holiday entrée of choice?