Thanksgiving trivia testHere is a Thanksgiving trivia test from Julie Garden-Robinson, food and nutrition specialist with the North Dakota State University Extension Service, based on information from the National Turkey Federation.
By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald
Here is a Thanksgiving trivia test from Julie Garden-Robinson, food and nutrition specialist with the North Dakota State University Extension Service, based on information from the National Turkey Federation:
1. Which president declared Thanksgiving a national holiday?
a. George Washington
b. Thomas Jefferson
c. Abraham Lincoln
d. Franklin Roosevelt
2. About how many turkeys were consumed in the U.S. on Thanksgiving in 2011?
a. 87 million
b. 46 million
c. 23 million
d. 10 million
3. Which of these is true?
a. Dark turkey meat and white turkey have the same number of calories.
b. Dark turkey meat has fewer calories than white turkey meat.
c. Dark turkey meat has more calories than white turkey meat.
d. No one has ever calculated the amount of calories in turkey meat.
4. About how many pounds of turkey does the average person consume per year?
a. 16 pounds
b. 20 pounds
c. 25 pounds
d. 30 pounds
5. To what minimum internal temperature should a turkey be cooked, as
measured with a food thermometer?
a. 155 F
b. 165 F
c. 170 F
d. 180 F
6. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), how many days
does it take to thaw a 15-pound turkey in your refrigerator?
a. 1 day
b. 2 days
c. 3 days
d. 4 days
7. For safety, within how many days should you consume leftover turkey,
according to the USDA?
a. 7 days
b. 6 days
c. 4 days
d. 2 days
1. (c) Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday, while
Roosevelt moved the date forward a week.
2. (b) In 2011, an estimated 46 million turkeys were consumed at Thanksgiving.
3. (c) Dark meat has more calories and makes up about 30 percent of the weight of a turkey. Dark meat usually has a richer flavor as a result of its higher fat content.
4. (a) The average person consumes about 16 pounds of turkey a year.
5. (b) Turkey should be cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees. Previously, the recommendation was 180 degrees.
6. (c) On average, allow about 24 hours to thaw each 5 pounds of turkey.
7. (c) Be sure your refrigerator maintains food at 40 F or below. Leftover turkey is best used within four days, or it can be frozen in meal-sized containers.