Thanksgiving Trivia

Thanksgiving Trivia

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Originally a day to give thanks for the harvest, Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the U.S. and Canada. But how much do you know about it?

Try these Thanksgiving Trivia questions and comment how many you get correct!

 

  1. What is the busiest travel day of the year?
    1. The day before Thanksgiving
    2. Thanksgiving Day
    3. The day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday)
    4. The Sunday after Thanksgiving
  1. Where is the best place to put the meat thermometer in a turkey?
    1. Thigh
    2. Breast
    3. Drumstick
    4. Wing
  1. Before the wishbone is dried and snapped as a superstitious good luck custom, what is its scientific term and where can it be found on the turkey?
    1. Ischium – The pelvis
    2. Furcula – Collarbones
    3. Keel – The breastbone/sternum
    4. Pyogostyle – Tail Feathers
  1. In what year did the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade take place?
    1. 1776
    2. 1902
    3. 1924
    4. 1948
  1. The first Thanksgiving in 1621 was believed to have lasted how many days?
    1. 1
    2. 3
    3. 7
    4. 10
  1. Which President was the first to establish Thanksgiving as a legal national holiday to be held the 4th Thursday in November?
    1. Roosevelt
    2. Lincoln
    3. Washington
    4. Jackson
  1. What does the term “Cornucopia” mean?
    1. Spoiled Corn
    2. Twisted Horn
    3. Table Decoration
    4. Horn of Plenty
  1. What was the original name for the pilgrims?
    1. Travelers
    2. Puddle Jumpers
    3. Puritans
    4. Separatists
  1. Captain John Smith founded what colony in Virginia?
    1. Jamestown
    2. Newfoundland
    3. New England
    4. Plymouth
  1. The pilgrims took beer with them on their voyage.
    1. True
    2. False
  1. Which balloon was the first balloon in the 1927 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?
    1. Snoopy
    2. Felix the Cat
    3. Mickey Mouse
    4. Popeye

 

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Answer Key:

  1. The day after thanksgiving
  2. Thigh
  3. Furcula –Collarbones
  4. 1924
  5. 3
  6. Roosevelt
  7. Horn of Plenty
  8. Puritans
  9. Jamestown
  10. True
  11. Felix the Cat

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