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Gobble, Gobble! It's the Ultimate Thanksgiving Turkey Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • 1975
  • 1985
  • 1995

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.

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • George Washington

This U.S. state holds claim to Big Tom, the world's largest turkey monument.

  • Montana
  • Minnesota
  • Alabama

What name is given to a deboned Thanksgiving turkey stuffed with boneless duck and chicken?

  • turkey-duck
  • turducken
  • Thanksgiving combo pack

Which president was the first to offer an official pardon to a turkey?

  • Harry Truman
  • John F. Kennedy
  • George H. W. Bush

How many calories does the average person consume during Thanksgiving dinner?

  • 1,000
  • 2,500
  • 4,500

In a classic episode of the sitcom "Friends," which character tried to squash Thanksgiving drama by wearing a turkey on her head?

  • Phoebe
  • Rachel
  • Monica

How much does the average family's Thanksgiving turkey weigh?

  • 8 pounds
  • 10 pounds
  • 15 pounds

How many turkeys are eaten each year in the U.S.?

  • 100 million
  • 180 million
  • 280 million

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?

  • 50 percent
  • 75 percent
  • 95 percent

Which president officially declared the fourth Thursday in November as the Thanksgiving holiday?

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • John F. Kennedy

Which classic novel helped cement the turkey's status as the holiday entrée of choice?

  • A Christmas Carol
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Oliver Twist