Thanksgiving Trivia

1.  Thanksgiving is celebrated only in the United States.

      True or False?

2.  The Greek Goddess of Corn is:

      (a) Demeter    (b) Cornucopia     (c) Ceres     (d) Grainophillia

3.  The first department store to hold a Thanksgiving parade was:

      (a) Montgomery Wards     (b) J.C. Penney’s     (c) Gimbel’s     (d) Macy’s

4.   What is the name of the famous rock credited to where the Pilgrims first landed?

5.  The Indians who were invited to the Thanksgiving feast were on the Wampanoag tribe.  Who was their chief?

6.  The Pilgrims came over on the ship named Mayflower.  Who was the captain of this ship?

7.  The term “Cornucopia” means what?

     (a)  Tall Corn     (b)  Greek God of Corn     (c)  Horn of Plenty     (d) A traditional New England relish

8.  What was the original name for the Pilgrims?

     (a) Puritans     (b) Partisans     (c)  Colonists     (d) Journeymen

9.  The Pilgrims took beer with them on their voyages.

     True or False?

10.  The first Thanksgiving in 1621 was believed to have lasted how many days?

       (a)  1 day     (b)  3 days     (c)  7 days

11.  In what year did the first Macy’s Thanksgiving parade take place?

      (a) 1864     (b)  1894     (c)  1904     (d)  1924

12.  Before being harvested and sold, an individual cranberry must bounce at least how many inches high to make sure they aren’t too ripe?

      (a) 1 inch     (b) 2 inches     (c)  3 inches     (d)  4 inches

13.  The first meal eaten on the moon by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldren was a roasted turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

        True or False?

14.  The real Plymouth rock is cracked.

       True or False?

15.  How long was the voyage from England to the New World?

       (a) 66 days     (b) 106 days     (c) 146 days

16.  How many Pilgrims were on the Mayflower?
       (a) 92     (b) 102      (c) 122

17.  The Mayflower was not built to be a transportation ship for people.  What was the original purpose of the Mayflower?

       (a) A merchant ship to carry wine    (b) A fishing ship    (c) A ship to transport spices

18.  Back in the early Thanksgiving celebrations, they also liked sporting events and took bets.  Of course, it wasn’t football back then.  Which sport was it?

      (a) Shooting     (b) Archery     (c) Knife Throwing

19.  The first Thanksgiving football game was started in 1934 by which team?

       (a) Pittsburgh Steelers      (b) Kansas City Chiefs      (c) Detroit Lions

20.  How fast can a turkey run?

       (a) 7 mph     (b) 11 mph     (c) 18 mph     (d) 25 mph






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