Thanksgiving Trivia

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Test your knowledge of all things Thanksgiving with these trivia questions.  I'll post the answers next week.


1.   In what sate and on what landmark did the Pligrims land?Turkey


2.   The first Thanksgiving Parade was sponsored by a famous store that was also well-known for it's holiday window display. Was it:

     a) Macy's?

     b) Gimbels?

     c) Bambergers?

     d) Lord & Taylors?


3.   FDR signed a law proclaiming Thanksgiving to be

     a) a National Day of Thanks

     b) the official start of the holiday season

     c) the 4th Thursday of November every year

     d) the day of the official turkey pardon


4.  The Horn of Plenty is symbolic of Thanksgiving. What is another name for this symbol?


5.   Which was the beverage of choice for the Pilgrim settlers?

     a) beer

     b) wine

     c) distilled spirits


6.  Thanksgiving was celebrated in the beginning

     a) as a religious holiday to give thanks

     b) as a harvest holiday to enjoy the bounty of the crops


7.  A male turkey is a:

     a) Tom

     b) Dick

     c) Harry

     d) Gobbler


8.  A female turkey is a:

     a) Mary

     b) Hen

     c) Chick

     d) Chick a Dee


9.  One turkey gender "clucks" and one "gobbles".  Which gender does what?


10. The idea of a "children's table" at Thanksgiving stems from the original feast. What did the children have to do before they could eat?


11. At the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims and Indians ate with:

     a) forks and spoons

     b) spoons, knives and their hands

     c) wood carved forks

     d) sharpened sticks


12. Governor Bradford sent 4 men from the Plymouth settlement to go "fowling" in advance of their feast.  What were they sent to do?


13. Turkeys can travel at 55 mph when they:

     a) walk

     b) trot

     c) run

     d) fly


14. Cranberries are "bounced" to determine ripeness. How high must they bounce before harvesting?

     a) 4 inches

     b) 6 inches

     c) 12 inches

     d) 18 inches


15. Disease, starvation and cold claimed many of the Pilgrims who came to America. By the time of the first Thanksgiving, how many of the original Pilgrims had died?

     a) 50%

     b) 60%

     c) 30%

     d) 45%


16. The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth in December 1620.  When was the first Thanksgiving held?


17. The Pilgrims invited the Indians to join them for their Thanksgiving feast. How many came?

     a) 35

     b) 60

     c) 90

     d) 120


18. Lobster, mussels and fish were the most plentiful food on the first Thanksgiving table.  True or False?


19. In attempts to breed bigger and meatier turkeys, some fully matured turkeys have breasts so large that they continally fall over. True or False?


20. What bone in the turkey coined the term "lucky break"?


21. The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted for:

     a) one day

     b) a weekend

     c) 3 days

     d) 7 days


22. In Colonial times, did all the Colonies celebrate Thanksgiving, or was it just a New England custom?


23. We know what happens when a  human gets excited. What happens when a turkey gets excited?


24. The big thick piece of skin that hangs from a turkey's neck is the

     a) gobbler

     b) love horn

     c) wattle


Enjoy your Thanksgiving as you ponder the anwers to these questions.  Check back next week for the results.

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Alan Kirkpatrick
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Nice post, I enjoyed testing my knowledge. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 24, 2011 07:11 AM #1
David Spencer
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I will wait and see how I did.

Nov 24, 2011 08:20 AM #2
Donna Harris
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I think I got most of them. If they bounce the cranberries, aren't they now dirty?

Nov 24, 2011 10:04 AM #3
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I knew most of them, but there are a few that I am not sure of.

Nov 24, 2011 01:27 PM #4
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
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Donna: I think they bounce one or two to see how the batch is progressing.

Nov 25, 2011 07:48 AM #5
Joshua Zargari
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Hi Lorrie.

I knew some of them...

I hope that your Thanksgiving went well.

Have a nice weekend.

Nov 25, 2011 07:59 AM #6
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