Thanksgiving Fun Facts!

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Thanksgiving Fun Facts!

Here are some cool, fun and interesting facts about Thanksgiving from 1621 all the way up until today. You choose the one you believe to be right. You can take your time and do your research, it is a scored quiz!Also, check out the limited time (22nd November to 1st December,2014) Black Friday Deals ProProfs is offering this festive season!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Each year, the President of the United States nominates a turkey to be saved from sitting on someones dinner table during Thanksgiving that year. This year, President Barack Obama named his turkey __________.
    • A. 

      Chance

    • B. 

      Cedar

    • C. 

      Courage

    • D. 

      Cinnamon

    • E. 

      Carlos

  • 2. 
    ____________ actually wanted the Turkey to be the national bird, and not the Eagle.
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • C. 

      Teddy Roosevelt

    • D. 

      George Bush

    • E. 

      Bill Clinton

    • F. 

      Albert Einstein

  • 3. 
    On Thanksgiving, some Native Americans gather in Plymouth, where the first Thanksgiving was held between the Pilgrims and the Indians, in order to commemorate a "_____________", where instead of celebrating the holiday, they honor those Native Americans who struggled during this time.
    • A. 

      National Day Of Mourning

    • B. 

      National Day of Struggling

    • C. 

      Day of Forgiveness

    • D. 

      Day of Remembrance

    • E. 

      Day of Sadness

    • F. 

      Day of Peace

  • 4. 
    Americans eat roughly _____ pounds of turkey on Thanksgiving.
    • A. 

      300 million

    • B. 

      30,000

    • C. 

      335 million

    • D. 

      535 million

    • E. 

      30 million

    • F. 

      235 million

  • 5. 
    Sarah Josepha Hale was one of the few who worked tirelessly to establish Thanksgiving as a National Holiday. She was also the author of the poem ___________________.
    • A. 

      Star Spangled Banner

    • B. 

      America the Beautiful

    • C. 

      Twinkle, Twinkle

    • D. 

      Humpty Dumpty

    • E. 

      Jack and Jill

    • F. 

      Mary Had A Little Lamb

  • 6. 
    _____ vs _______  was the FIRST football game that ever occurred on Thanksgiving, thus bringing to life the ritual of watching football on Thanksgiving!
    • A. 

      Duke & Harvard

    • B. 

      Princeton & Harvard

    • C. 

      Yale & Princeton

    • D. 

      Ohio State & Notre Dame

    • E. 

      Notre Dame & Stanly

    • F. 

      ASU & Clemson

  • 7. 
    Only _____ turkeys gobble.
    • A. 

      Female

    • B. 

      Male

    • C. 

      Both male and female

    • D. 

      Baby

    • E. 

      They don't really gobble, that's the noise they make when breathing

    • F. 

      Male, female and baby - ALL turkeys!

  • 8. 
    President ___________ said Thanksgiving was the "most ridiculous thing he's ever seen or heard of."
    • A. 

      Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Jefferson

    • C. 

      Clinton

    • D. 

      Kennedy

    • E. 

      Bush

    • F. 

      Obama

  • 9. 
    Turkey's can actually have _______.
    • A. 

      Kidney stones

    • B. 

      Seizures

    • C. 

      Depression

    • D. 

      Lung Cancer

    • E. 

      Heart Attacks

    • F. 

      Breast Cancer

  • 10. 
    Even though the first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621, Abe Lincoln didn't declare it a National Holiday (with the help of Sarah Hale) until the year ____.
    • A. 

      1922

    • B. 

      1941

    • C. 

      1933

    • D. 

      1909

    • E. 

      1787

    • F. 

      1841