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Pete Belli
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Here is a goofy history quiz with a theme appropriate for the Thanksgiving holiday.

A small GeekGold prize will be awarded, so post your scores here.

PLEASE do not post answers in the Forum.

Happy Thanksgiving!



QUESTIONS:

#1 -- Benjamin Franklin wanted this bird to become the national symbol of the United States.

#2 -- The route primarily associated with the Orient Express railroad system operated from Paris, France to this country.

#3 -- After his capture in 1945 Hermann Goring was treated for his addiction to codeine pills under medical supervision; he did not have to use this method to kick the habit.

#4 -- Native American tribal leaders negotiating a treaty with a white diplomat might have used this colloquial expression for earnest conversation.

#5 -- After the collapse of the Ottoman Empire this country was formed from the central region which included Anatolia.

#6 -- During the 1944 Battle of the Philippine Sea so many Japanese planes were shot down by American pilots that the struggle earned this nickname.

#7 -- Shortly after reaching Korea in 1950 a brigade from this country suffered heavy losses during the Chinese winter counterattack.

#8 -- The Pilgrims probably ate deer meat or venison at the first Thanksgiving dinner; there might be insufficient historical evidence to prove that this poultry item was served.

#9 -- The famous body of water called the Hellespont or the Dardenelles is known as Canakkale Bogazi in the language of this country.

#10 -- In 1974 two members of NATO clashed when Greece and this nation fought a war in Cyprus.



ANSWERS:

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#1 -- Wild Turkey
#2 -- Turkey
#3 -- Cold Turkey
#4 -- Talk Turkey
#5 -- Turkey
#6 -- Great Marianas Turkey Shoot
#7 -- Turkey
#8 -- Turkey
#9 -- Turkey
#10 -- Turkey
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10/10 - that's a first for me!

Cute quiz, thanks.
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9 out of 10.
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A poultry sum, I know...
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This Memorial Day weekend, do not thank a veteran. Say a prayer of thanks for those in our military who gave their last full measure of devotion, and all their tomorrows, so that we could enjoy today and all OUR tomorrows.
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I got 10. My wife missed the Orient Express railroad question, which she thought went from Paris to the USA. shake

Edit: almost forgot: I'm thankful for the nice folks who inhabit this site.
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No tofu? Once again, Pete, an enjoyable quiz. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
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Only 9 of 10. Sigh.

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That's wonderful. Good for you! I've always wanted to have a haunted house. It's been my lifelong dream!
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10/10. I'm glad I took a gander at this quiz.
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I knew the answers for 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Not surprisingly, I guess the rest correctly. laugh
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10/10

Neat quiz Pete! thumbsup
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I thought that the answer to 2 was Ottoman empire.
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As one who was born on the fourth Thursday in November, I give this thread two drumsticks up. thumbsupthumbsup
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10/10! a first for me!

Thanks Pete for the fun quiz, & a happy Thanksgiving to you!
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If the context weren't clear I might have missed #2...

Happy Thanksgiving!
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10 for 10! I think I might be getting smarter...
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A perfect 10 here, unusual for me ...
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10/10! I rock so hard!
But no reference to the classic WKRP charity giveaway...now that was historic.
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9 out of 10!
Never heard of #4, honest!
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I feel like such a poultroon. 10/10

Of course, if I hadn't known #1, I would have had a much harder time with the rest.
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10/10 once I realized the one question was regarding a brigade and not a bridge... surprise

Thanks for the usual fun.
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10/10! I enjoy these quizzes. I just gobble them up!
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9.5/10 :P
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This was my answer to all the questions.

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