Thanksgiving Turkey Trivia Game for the Family

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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This year I have decided to add several creative new tips to help you through this holiday. Here’s one fun activity I have put together. Hopefully, throughout the day you may actually sit down and enjoy your time with friends and  family before and after your festive meal with this silly facts game about Turkeys.

Trivia Turkey Game

  1. Who wanted to make the wild turkey the national bird of the United States?
  2. Where do wild turkeys spend their evenings?
  3. What do they call baby turkeys?
  4. What do they call a group of turkeys?
  5. Turkeys have a keen sense of hearing , how far can they hear?
  6. How fast can a turkey run?
  7. What year did the wild turkey become extinct from over hunting?
  8. What two states are without extensive wild turkey populations?
  9. Wild turkeys were first domesticated in what country?
  10. The wild turkey is the official game bird of what three states?

Answers

  1. Because it is a native bird the wild turkey was Benjamin Franklin’s choice.
  2. In low branches of trees, and yes wild turkeys can fly.
  3. Baby turkeys are called “Poults”.
  4. A group of turkeys are called “Flocks”.Wild turkeys have very powerful legs and can run at speeds up to 25 miles per hour. Their top speed in flight is 55 miles per hour.
  5. Turkeys can hear up to one mile.
  6. Wild turkeys have very powerful legs and can run at speeds up to 25 miles per hour. Their top speed in flight is 55 miles per hour.
  7. In 1930 the turkey became extinct, but today we have over 7 million.
  8. Alaska and Hawaii
  9. The turkey is from Mexico, and later brought t0 the U.S. by the Europeans.
  10. The three states are: Alabama, Massachusetts and South Carolina.

Have fun with this, print many copies on colored paper (orange and brown) and hand it out in groups of two per team. It makes a great ice-breaker or activity between the meal and the dessert!

 

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