As you gather around the table with family and friends this coming week, chances are good that a bird will be the center of attention. This bird has been a popular menu item since as early as the sixteenth century, when European explorers took them home from Mexico. Before that, the Aztecs and other Native American groups were already domesticating turkeys both for food and feathers. Wild turkeys still roam the continent—watch for them in open woodlands, along field edges, and in clearings. During the day they spend most of their time on the ground, but at night they roost in trees.
In honor of the upcoming holiday with which this species is so closely associated, we've cooked up a few trivia questions to test your turkey knowledge. How many can you answer correctly?
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