The Thanksgiving Quiz

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The Thanksgiving Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What year did the Pilgrims have their first Thanksgiving Feast?
    • A. 

      1620

    • B. 

      1621

    • C. 

      1624

    • D. 

      1777

    • E. 

      1985

  • 2. 
    The Horn of Plenty, which symbolizes abundance, is also called what?
    • A. 

      Dunce cap

    • B. 

      Corn you cope

    • C. 

      Fruit basket

    • D. 

      Cornucopia

    • E. 

      Bushel basket

  • 3. 
    In 1676, a day of thanksgiving was proclaimed to take place during what month?
    • A. 

      May

    • B. 

      June

    • C. 

      October

    • D. 

      November

    • E. 

      December

  • 4. 
    What president didn't like the idea of having a national Thanksgiving Day?
    • A. 

      Lincoln

    • B. 

      Truman

    • C. 

      Jefferson

    • D. 

      Roosevelt

    • E. 

      Kennedy

  • 5. 
    Who is credited with leading the crusade to establish Thanksgiving Day?
    • A. 

      Sarah Jessica Parker

    • B. 

      Sarah Josepha Hale

    • C. 

      Sarah Lee

    • D. 

      Sarah Todd

    • E. 

      Sarah Palin

  • 6. 
    Which vegetable or fruit was NOT on the menu at the first thanksgiving feast in 1621?
    • A. 

      Watercress

    • B. 

      Berries

    • C. 

      Pumpkin

    • D. 

      Corn

    • E. 

      Potatoes

  • 7. 
    Which president moved the date of Thanksgiving twice?
    • A. 

      F. D. Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Nixon

    • C. 

      Teddy Roosevelt

    • D. 

      Lincoln

    • E. 

      Jefferson

  • 8. 
    The reason Thanksgiving was moved up a week was...
    • A. 

      Because the public wanted it moved

    • B. 

      To lengthen the Christmas shopping season

    • C. 

      To ward off evil spirits

    • D. 

      To put it in line with the original Thanksgiving ceremony

    • E. 

      So it would be during warmer weather

  • 9. 
    When Congress made Thanksgiving an official holiday, they set the date as...
    • A. 

      The third Thursday in November

    • B. 

      The fourth Thursday in November

    • C. 

      The last Thursday in November

    • D. 

      November 24

    • E. 

      The second Monday in October