Here are the answers (in CAPS) to last week's Thanksgiving trivia questions.
1. In what state and on what landmark did the Pligrims land?
PLYMOUTH ROCK, MA.
2. The first Thanksgiving Parade was sponsored by a famous store that was also well-known for it's holiday window display. Was it:
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 EACH 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?
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:
8. A female turkey is a:
d) Chick a Dee
9. One turkey gender "clucks" and one "gobbles". Which gender does what?
FEMALE TURKEYS CLUCK, MALES GOBBLE.
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?
CHILDREN WERE MADE TO SET, SERVE AND CLEAR THE TABLES FOR ADULTS.
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?
SHOOT WILD FOWL FOR THE FEAST
13. Turkeys can travel at 55 mph when they:
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?
16. The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth in December 1620. When was the first Thanksgiving held?
FALL OF 1621
17. The Pilgrims invited the Indians to join them for their Thanksgiving feast. How many came?
c) 90 INDIANS FROM THE WAMPANOAUG TRIBE, INCLUDING THEIR CHIEF, MASSOIT
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?
ALL COLONIES CELEBRATED, BUT AT DIFFERENT TIMES DEPENDING ON THEIR HARVEST
23. We know what happens when a human gets excited. What happens when a turkey gets excited?
THEIR WHOLE HEAD CHANGES COLOR
24. The big thick piece of skin that hangs from a turkey's neck is the
b) love horn
How did you do? Are you a Thanksgiving expert?