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Thanksgiving Trivia Quiz

1. The first Thanksgiving lasted:

  1. One day
  2. Two days
  3. Three days

2. Which of the following was NOT served at the Pilgrims Thanksgiving meal?

  1. Cranberries, corn, and mashed potatoes
  2. Rabbit, chicken, wild turkey, and dried fruit
  3. Venison (deer meat), fish, goose

3. Which Indian tribe taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land and were invited to the Thanksgiving meal?

  1. Apache
  2. Wampanoag
  3. Cherokee

4. Approximately how many turkeys are eaten each year on Thanksgiving in the United States?

  1. 100 million
  2. 280 million
  3. 500 million

5. Which southern state was the first to adopt a Thanksgiving Day in 1855?

  1. South Carolina
  2. Virginia
  3. Georgia

6. What is a snood?

  1. The loose skin under a male turkey's neck.
  2. A hat worn by a Pilgrim
  3. A hot cider drink served at Thanksgiving.

7. What utensil was not used by the Pilgrims to eat Thanksgiving dinner?

  1. Knife
  2. Fork
  3. Spoon

8. The best place to put the meat thermometer in the turkey is:

  1. The breast
  2. The middle of the back
  3. The thigh

9. Which president is believed to be the first to pardon a turkey and start this annual tradition?

  1. President Lincoln in 1863
  2. President Roosevelt in 1939
  3. President Harry Truman in 1947

10. The Pilgrims came to the New world seeking religious freedom and were also called:

  1. The Puritans because they wanted to purify the teachings and ceremonies of the Church of England.
  2. The Great Explorers
  3. The Wanderers

11. Today, our Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday of November because

  1. It is the date the Pilgrims landed in the New World.
  2. This was the date set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 and approved by Congress in 1941.
  3. It was the date people voted to have it on.

12. What is a baby turkey called?

  1. A chick
  2. A nestling
  3. A poult

13. It has been estimated that how many Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving.

  1. 88%
  2. 50%
  3. 75%

14. A full grown turkey has about how many feathers?

  1. A million
  2. Too many to count!
  3. 3,500







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