Smart Bird Quiz

Some questions have more than one correct answer. If you don't know the answers, review A Real Turkey

1. What is the name for a turkey chick?

  1. Jake.
  2. Jenny.
  3. Tom.
  4. Poult.

2. Why does a wild tom gobble?

  1. To find a mate.
  2. To declare his breeding territory in the spring.
  3. To warn other turkeys that hunters are nearby.
  4. To announce that he found acorns to eat.

3. Why did turkeys disappear from Minnesota by the 1880s?

  1. Pioneers probably shot too many.
  2. Settlers cut down forests to clear fields for farming.
  3. Settlers cut down forests to get logs and firewood.
  4. Nobody knows.

4. What is the difference between a domestic turkey and a wild turkey?

  1. Domestic turkeys are white. Wild ones are black with orange and gold.
  2. The average domestic turkey weighs more than the average wild bird.
  3. Unlike the wild bird, a domestic turkey cannot fly.
  4. Wild turkeys are smarter than domestic ones.