Peacock Trivia Challenge

Turkeys may be the star of Thanksgiving, but at #FreerSackler, it’s always about the peacock. Spread your wings and take our quiz to see whether you’re a turkey or a true-blue #FreerSackler peacock.

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#1. How many peacocks actually appear in James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room?

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#2. True or false: Live peacocks once roamed free in the Freer Gallery.

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#3. This image shows the famous mural inside the Peacock Room entitled “Art and Money: or The Story of the Room.” These peacocks are said to represent Whistler and his patron, Frederick Leyland, battling over the artist’s bill. Which peacock is Leyland and which is Whistler?

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#4. The fighting peacocks representing Whistler and Leyland have paste gemstone eyes. What type of gemstones are they?

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#5. What virtual #FreerSackler program focused on the Peacock Room earlier this year?

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#6. What is the full title of the masterpiece we call the Peacock Room?

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#7. The peacock is the national bird of what country featured at #FreerSackler?

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#8. Both turkeys and peacocks are considered particularly aggressive birds. If a turkey and a peacock were to fight, which bird would win?

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Results

Shake those tail feathers! You’re a peacock.

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Strut like the beautiful bird you are and make sure everyone knows you’re a Freer and Sackler expert! Just be careful you don’t get too (pea)cocky!

Gobble gobble. Looks like you’re a turkey.

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But don’t be in a fowl mood, feathered friend–there’s a reason you tough birds are the Thanksgiving mascot. Try again!