The Thanksgiving Trivia

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Thanksgiving Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    According to the Butterball corporation, they recommend that you thaw a wrapped turkey in the refrigerator how long per 4 pounds of bird?
    • A. 

      One hour per 4 lbs.

    • B. 

      8 Hours per 4 lbs.

    • C. 

      One Day per 4 Lbs.

    • D. 

      4 hours per 4 Lbs (or one hour per pound)

  • 2. 
    Thanksgiving is celebrated only in the United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The Greek Goddess of Corn is:
    • A. 

      Demeter

    • B. 

      Cornucopia

    • C. 

      Ceres

    • D. 

      Grainophillia

  • 4. 
    The first department store to hold a Thanksgiving parade was:(It was a non-commercial event.)
    • A. 

      Montgomery Wards

    • B. 

      J.C. Penney's

    • C. 

      Gimbel's

    • D. 

      Macy's

  • 5. 
    Butterball says that once the turkey is done, you should let it stand for 15 minutes before serving because:
    • A. 

      So you don't burn your tongue when you eat it.

    • B. 

      It's easier to carve

    • C. 

      To let the aroma go through the house.

    • D. 

      To let the stuffing cool a bit before you take it out.

  • 6. 
    The Indians who were invited to the Thanksgiving feast were of the Wampanoag tribe. Who was their chief?
    • A. 

      Massasoit

    • B. 

      Pemaquid

    • C. 

      Samoset

    • D. 

      Squanto

  • 7. 
    Thanksgiving became a national holiday thanks to this woman who was an editor of a woman's magazine called "The Godey's Lady's Book":
    • A. 

      Sarah Hale

    • B. 

      Sarah Parker

    • C. 

      Sarah Bradford

    • D. 

      Sarah Standish

  • 8. 
    Which President was the first to establish Thanksgiving as a legal national holiday to be held the 4th Thursday in November?
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      James Madison

  • 9. 
    In Canada, they celebrate Thanksgiving in what month?
    • A. 

      November

    • B. 

      October

    • C. 

      September

    • D. 

      May

  • 10. 
    The term "Cornucopia" means what?
    • A. 

      Tall Corn

    • B. 

      Greek God of Corn

    • C. 

      Horn of Plenty

    • D. 

      A traditional New England relish

  • 11. 
    What was the original name for the pilgrims?
    • A. 

      Puritans

    • B. 

      Partisans

    • C. 

      Settlers

    • D. 

      Journeymen

  • 12. 
    Butterball recommends that you cover the breast and the top of the drumsticks with aluminum foil when?
    • A. 

      Right away when you first put it in to cook.

    • B. 

      When it is half-way done

    • C. 

      When it is 2/3 cooked.

    • D. 

      The last 15 minutes of cooking.

  • 13. 
    The word turkey is said to come from the Hebrew word "Tukki" which means:
    • A. 

      Ministop Bird

    • B. 

      Pheasant Bird

    • C. 

      Wild Bird

    • D. 

      Turk's Bird

  • 14. 
    Which President moved Thanksgiving up one week to help stimulate the Christmas shopping economy?
    • A. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • B. 

      John Kennedy

    • C. 

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • D. 

      Dwight D. Eisenhower

    • E. 

      None of the above. It was never changed.

  • 15. 
    What is the name of the book that Governor William Bradford wrote telling of the troubles and experiences of the pilgrims?
    • A. 

      A Pilgrim's Progress

    • B. 

      Of Plimouth Plantation

    • C. 

      Of Plimouth Rock

    • D. 

      Trials and Tribulations of Plimouth Times

    • E. 

      It had no title. It was just his diary.

  • 16. 
    What poet wrote "The Courtship of Miles Standish?"
    • A. 

      Longfellow

    • B. 

      Keats

    • C. 

      Yeats

    • D. 

      Shelley

  • 17. 
    The town of Plymouth, Massachusetts celebrates this on December 11 every year:
    • A. 

      Miles Standish's Birthday

    • B. 

      Forefather's Day

    • C. 

      Priscilla Alden's birthday

    • D. 

      William Bradford's death.

  • 18. 
    In what year did the first Macy's Thanksgiving parade take place?
    • A. 

      1864

    • B. 

      1894

    • C. 

      1904

    • D. 

      1924

  • 19. 
    Butterball says the best place to put the meat thermometer in the turkey is:
    • A. 

      Breast

    • B. 

      Thigh

    • C. 

      Top of Leg

    • D. 

      At an angle so it hits both the meat and stuffing

  • 20. 
    The first Thanksgiving in 1621 was believed to have lasted how many days?
    • A. 

      1 day

    • B. 

      3 days

    • C. 

      5 days

    • D. 

      7 days

  • 21. 
    By the 19th century, celebrating Thanksgiving is said to have been the origin of what following table tradition?
    • A. 

      Having a kiddies' table for the children to eat at

    • B. 

      Having table cloths with turkeys on them

    • C. 

      Having Indian corn as a centerpiece on the table

    • D. 

      Having drinking session with MHO

  • 22. 
    Every year the President of the US pardons a turkey and it goes to a public farm called Frying Pan Park, Herndon, VA. Which president is believed to be the first to pardon a turkey and start this annual tradition?
    • A. 

      President Andrew Jackson

    • B. 

      President Millard Fillmore

    • C. 

      President Harry Truman

    • D. 

      President Warren Harding

  • 23. 
    Before being harvested and sold, an individual cranberry must bounce at least how many inches high to make sure they aren't too ripe?
    • A. 

      1 inch

    • B. 

      2 inches

    • C. 

      3 inhes

    • D. 

      4 inches

  • 24. 
    The first meal eaten on the moon by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldren was a roasted turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Which balloon was the first balloon in the 1927 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade:
    • A. 

      Mickey Mouse

    • B. 

      Felix the Cat

    • C. 

      Betty Boop

    • D. 

      Superman

  • 26. 
    In October of 1777, George Washington declared an "All Colony Thanksgiving" because he was feeling really good due to:
    • A. 

      The victory over Sarasota

    • B. 

      His Mt. Vernon home got finished

    • C. 

      Establishing the 13 original colonies

    • D. 

      Nat doing bankai

  • 27. 
    The longest balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is:
    • A. 

      Spiderman

    • B. 

      Superman

    • C. 

      Wonder Woman

    • D. 

      Barney the Dinosaur

  • 28. 
    Back in the early 1600's, the pilgrims didn't have which of the following utensils to eat their Thanksgiving meal with?
    • A. 

      Spoons

    • B. 

      Forks

    • C. 

      Chopsticks

    • D. 

      Knives

  • 29. 
    Which of the following foods that we normally do not eat today at Thanksgiving, was an original food that the pilgrims ate back in 1600's?
    • A. 

      Roast Beef

    • B. 

      Codfish

    • C. 

      Ham

    • D. 

      Ministop Chicken

  • 30. 
    Cranberries can be harvested two ways: Wet and Dry. The cranberries that are harvested wet are the ones used to make cranberry juice.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    The Mayflower was not built to be a transportation ship for people. What was the original purpose of the Mayflower?
    • A. 

      As a merchant ship to carry wine

    • B. 

      As a fishing ship

    • C. 

      As a ship to get spices from the Far East

    • D. 

      As a ship to carry oil

  • 32. 
    Not everyone on the Mayflower was traveling to the New World to settle. What was the purpose of the others?
    • A. 

      To get furs and lumber to send back to England

    • B. 

      To do scientific exploration and mapping.

    • C. 

      To get away from their parents!

    • D. 

      To meet their wife

  • 33. 
    Plymouth Rock today is as big as:
    • A. 

      The size of a car engine

    • B. 

      The size of the nose on a face on Mt. Rushmore

    • C. 

      The size of a regular mailbox

    • D. 

      The size of a shoe

  • 34. 
    Which of the following was approved table manners at the first Thanksgiving:
    • A. 

      To eat with your hands

    • B. 

      To spit on the floor

    • C. 

      To throw bones into the hearth when done

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 35. 
    There were two ways to cook a turkey back in 1627. One was to roast it using strings and skewers and spinning it vertically. The other was done by using a "tin kitchen" which was set inside the hearth and allowed the turkey to be cooked on a spit and turned. But, the tin kitchen was only for the more wealthy. It cost $3 back then. What was that equivalent to?
    • A. 

      A day's pay

    • B. 

      A week's pay

    • C. 

      A month's pay

    • D. 

      Senior TSP Job Grade 8

  • 36. 
    What was one of the other advantages of cooking with a tin kitchen in the hearth?
    • A. 

      The turkey wouldn't burn

    • B. 

      You could also cook pumpkin pie in it

    • C. 

      You could catch the drippings in a pan and make gravy

    • D. 

      No use

  • 37. 
    Back in the early Thanksgiving celebrations, they also liked sporting events and took bets. Of course it wasn't football back then. Which sport was it?
    • A. 

      Archery

    • B. 

      Shooting

    • C. 

      Knife Throwing

    • D. 

      Swords

  • 38. 
    Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday. But, before he did, when was Thanksgiving celebrated?
    • A. 

      Whenever people felt like it.

    • B. 

      The first full moon of November

    • C. 

      Whenever the Governor of a State said so.

    • D. 

      When turkey is already being served.

  • 39. 
    The governor of which state refused to issue a Thanksgiving Proclamation because he felt it was "a damned Yankee institution anyway."
    • A. 

      Louisiana

    • B. 

      South Carolina

    • C. 

      Texas

    • D. 

      New York

  • 40. 
    The first Thanksgiving football game was started in 1934 by which team?
    • A. 

      Pittsburgh Steelers

    • B. 

      Kansas City Chiefs

    • C. 

      Detroit Lions

    • D. 

      New England Patriots

  • 41. 
    By the end of the 19th century, the Victorians were pretty wealthy. And, to show how refined they were, they would present their Thanksgiving meal to their guests by writing out their meal (in courses) in what language?
    • A. 

      French

    • B. 

      Italian

    • C. 

      Latin

    • D. 

      Spanish

  • 42. 
    Which of the following is said to be the origin of the Macy's day Thanksgiving Day parade?
    • A. 

      Mummer's Parade

    • B. 

      Ragamuffin Parade

    • C. 

      Parade of the Stars

    • D. 

      Fall Indian PowWows

  • 43. 
    Why is Thanksgiving always observed on a Thursday?
    • A. 

      The pilgrims felt it was sacrilegious to have a party on the holy Sabbath day (Sunday)

    • B. 

      It took a lot of time and work to prepare all of this and by Thursday they were done and had to eat it all before things spoiled

    • C. 

      The pilgrims went to church twice a week. Sundays and mid-prayer on Thursdays. They wanted to use the mid-prayer day as a day of thanksgiving

    • D. 

      Thursday is a good day

  • 44. 
    In 2005 President Bush pardoned two turkeys named Marshmallow and Yam. But, these turkeys are not going to Frying Pan Park in Herndon, VA like all the previously pardoned turkeys. Instead, they are being sent to Disneyland (CA) to live at the Disneyland farm. Before they do this, however, what are Marshmallow and Yam going to do?
    • A. 

      They are going to star in a Disney movie

    • B. 

      They are going to be the Grand Marshals of the 2005 Disneyland Thanksgiving Day parade

    • C. 

      They are going to be in a commercial for Butterball.

    • D. 

      They are going to be dressed as people.