Answers to The Thanksgiving Trivia Questions

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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.

 

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 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?

CORNUCOPIA

 

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?

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:

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?

FALL OF 1621

 

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

a) 35

b) 60

c) 90 INDIANS FROM THE WAMPANOAUG TRIBE, INCLUDING THEIR CHIEF, MASSOIT

d) 120

 

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

TRUE

 

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?

TRUE

 

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

WISHBONE

 

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

a) gobbler

b) love horn

c) WATTLE

 

How did you do? Are you a Thanksgiving expert?

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Jeffrey Jones
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thats great thank you, I missed the original blog.

wow, we may need to print that out and quiz everyone today.

have a great Thanksgaiving, thanks for sharing

Nov 21, 2012 09:40 PM #1
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Lyn Sims
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Thanks & Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 21, 2012 09:52 PM #2
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I must have somehow missed the original post. I really enjoyed reading the questions and answers. I actually saw a documentary yesterday and re-watched it this morning.

Nov 22, 2012 02:26 PM #3
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Gene Riemenschneider
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I'm feeling to fat to think today.  But it was all good.  Thanks for the fun with the quizz.

Nov 23, 2012 01:30 AM #4
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Thanks for the answers, a couple of them like the 1st Parade were surprising. Great Job!!!

Nov 24, 2012 03:21 AM #5
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Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

Nov 24, 2012 10:25 AM #6
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I love this and wanted to be able to share it with others. Thanks for giving us this trivia Questions for Thanksgiving..

Hope that you have a wonderful Holiday as we have..

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Wow, this was a great Thanksgiving quiz ! I'll have to remember it for next year ! Thanks

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