Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension

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Wild turkey with long
snood and wattle

Turkey Trivia

Do you know these interesting facts about turkeys?

Male turkeys are called "toms." Female turkeys are called "hens." Baby turkeys are called "poults."

Only tom turkeys gobble. Hen turkeys make a clicking noise.

The skin that grows from the base of the beak and hangs down over the beak, is called the "snood." It is very long on male turkeys. The skin that hangs from the neck is the "wattle."

Turkey eggs are tan in color with little brown spots. They are about twice as big as chicken eggs.

Turkeys raised on a farm cannot fly. Wild turkeys can fly as fast as a car on the highway. They can run very fast on the ground too.

Benjamin Franklin thought the turkey was so American that it should be the national symbol instead of the eagle.

When Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin sat down to enjoy the first meal on the moon, their foil food packets contained roasted turkey and all of the trimmings.

What are poults?
baby turkeys
female turkeys
male turkeys
baby turkeys What kind of turkeys gobble?
baby turkeys
female turkeys
male turkeys
male turkeys What did the astronauts have as their first meal on the moon?
macaroni and cheese
roast turkey
roast turkey Farm raised turkeys can fly.
It doesn't say in the story.
False Why do you think the wild turkey above the title is probably a male turkey?
It has a wattle.
It has a long snood.
It's not a male. It's a female.
It has a long snood. What is a wattle?
skin growing over the beak of a turkey
long loose skin hanging from the neck of a turkey
the turkey's tail
long loose skin hanging from the neck of a turkey

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