Thanksgiving Trivia

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

 

1.   In what state and on what landmark did the Pilgrims 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 25 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

 

25. Bonus question: What are you thankful for?

 

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

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Lyn Sims
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Bummer, I was looking for some of those answers!  Good post.

Nov 17, 2012 10:57 PM #6
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1) Plymouth MA

2) a Macy's

3) a The official day of thanks

4) cornacopia

5) beer

6) as a harvest holiday

7) This is a trick question, both Tom and Gobbler are acceptable

8) hen

9) Duh, the male turkey, Gobbler, gobbles and the female clucks

10) wash their hands, hehe

11) wood carved utensils

12) Hunt and gather the wild turkeys

13) run, they don't fly so well because of their size

14) The bounce test is not for height, but for firmess to determine overripeness.  4 inches would be a lot, the machines that do the testing do not bounce them that high. They only make it on to the bounce machine when they are the right color, unripe cranberries are greenish

15) Not quite half of them so the correct answer must be 45%

16) 1621

17) The indians numbered 90

18) True Lobsters were everywhere at that point in time and were not considered delicacies

19) Turkeys on steroids and they fall over true

20) the wishbone

21) 3 days like all good parties

22) I believe it was a New England thing at that point

23) Much like the male human the male turkey looses blood from their head (brain) and it goes elsewhere. Turkeys also swing their heads actively

24) Wattle

25)  I am grateful that this survey took me some time away from raking leaves in my New England yard.  Happy Thanksgiving all.

 

Nov 17, 2012 11:16 PM #7
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Rob Arnold
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I know most of these but too much effort to post the answers.  Sorry, lazy fingers.

Nov 18, 2012 12:12 AM #8
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Hi Christine...You'll have everyone guessing the right answers.

Happy Thanksgiving from Canada

Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 18, 2012 12:15 AM #9
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Kathy Fuhriman
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If #18 is true, does anyone know when the turkey became the meat of choice for Thanksgiving?

Nov 18, 2012 01:27 AM #10
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Sharon Sanchez
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Hi Lorrie.  Nice Thanksgiving blog post.  Looking forward to checking my answers.   Have a wonderful Thanksgivings!

Nov 18, 2012 07:43 AM #11
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Thanks for the answers Larry, unfortunately for Lorrie she can't keep us in suspense.

Nov 18, 2012 11:08 AM #12
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Lorrie ... I really like your Thanksgiving trivia.  You should make a game out of it .. give points to people who get best scores without using Wikipedia.  My score would probably not be high.

Nov 18, 2012 03:07 PM #13
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WOW, so many T-giving questions...some of them are brain teasers.  This looks like fun and I eagerly await the answers to the ones that I did not know!!

Nov 18, 2012 04:23 PM #14
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Rob Renk
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I printed it out and will use when the family comes over on Thanksgiving.  Thanks for the share.

Nov 18, 2012 09:52 PM #15
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Rafi: Are you sure his answers are correct?

Harrison: There's no way to check to see if anyone used Wikipedia.

All: I'll give you the answers in a separate post with a link to it here in the comments.

Nov 18, 2012 10:37 PM #16
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How fun Lorrie, thanks for the great post, I hope you don't mind if I share it.

Nov 19, 2012 12:11 AM #17
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Evelyn Kennedy
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Lorrie:

Love the quiz.  I am not looking at other commenters answers.  I want to do it myself.  I will also print it out to test the family.  Happy Thanksgiving to you.  Take care.

Nov 19, 2012 02:17 AM #18
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Looking forward to the answers, know some, found some, but wondering about a couple.

Nov 19, 2012 02:25 AM #19
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Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA
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Good quiz. I'm sure of some of the answers anyway!

Nov 19, 2012 05:33 AM #20
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Gene Riemenschneider
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I am awaiting the answers.  Fun test.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 20, 2012 04:30 AM #21
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Due to popular demand, I will post the answers Thursday morning so that you can share the trivia with family and friends around the Thanksgiving table.

Nov 20, 2012 11:47 PM #22
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Lyn Sims
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Good deal Lorrie!

Nov 20, 2012 11:52 PM #23
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I knew some because I watched the History Channel Thanksgiving! Look forward to the answers!

Nov 21, 2012 07:15 AM #24
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