Quiz: How Well Do You Know Thanksgiving Holiday?

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Welcome to our engaging "Quiz: How Well Do You Know Thanksgiving Holiday?" This Thanksgiving Holiday Quiz delves into the historical roots and contemporary traditions of Thanksgiving. Explore a spectrum of topics, from its origins to modern celebratory customs.

Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply cherish the holiday spirit, this quiz offers an entertaining challenge. Prepare to unravel the layers of Thanksgiving knowledge! Whether you're a seasoned Thanksgiving expert or a novice explorer, it's time to put your holiday wisdom to the test. Are you ready to embrace the Thanksgiving trivia journey? Let's kick off the quiz and discover how Read morewell you truly know the Thanksgiving holiday!


Thanksgiving Holiday Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    A spooked turkey can run: 

    • A.

      50 miles an hour

    • B.

      5 miles an hour

    • C.

      20 miles an hour

    • D.

      60 miles an hour

    Correct Answer
    C. 20 miles an hour
    Explanation
    Turkeys are known to be fast runners and can reach speeds of up to 20 miles an hour. While this may not be as fast as other animals, it is still quite impressive considering the size and weight of a turkey. This speed allows them to quickly escape potential threats or predators in their environment.

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  • 2. 

    What utensils did the pilgrims eat with on the first Thanksgiving?

    • A.

      Their hands

    • B.

      A fork

    • C.

      A spoon and knife

    • D.

      A and C

    Correct Answer
    C. A spoon and knife
    Explanation
    The pilgrims ate with a spoon and knife. In the 17th century, forks were not commonly used. People used spoons, knives, and their hands to eat.

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  • 3. 

    What foods were served at the first Thanksgiving?

    • A.

      Dear and Codfish

    • B.

      Bread, milk, and pastries

    • C.

      Boiled pumpkins

    • D.

      A and C

    Correct Answer
    D. A and C
    Explanation
    The first Thanksgiving meal included deer and codfish, and boiled pumpkins. These were local foods available to the pilgrims and Native Americans at the time.

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  • 4. 

    What Indian tribe was invited to spend Thanksgiving with the pilgrims?

    • A.

      Sioux

    • B.

      Wampanoag

    • C.

      Red Sox

    • D.

      Comanche

    Correct Answer
    B. Wampanoag
    Explanation
    The Wampanoag tribe was invited to spend Thanksgiving with the pilgrims. The Wampanoag people were indigenous to the region that is now known as New England. They had a history of interaction with the pilgrims, including helping them learn how to grow crops and navigate the unfamiliar land. The Thanksgiving feast is said to have been a celebration of the successful harvest, and the Wampanoag tribe played a significant role in this event.

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  • 5. 

    How many degrees can a turkey see with its eyes?

    • A.

      360 degrees

    • B.

      100 degrees

    • C.

      270 degrees

    • D.

      90 degrees

    Correct Answer
    C. 270 degrees
    Explanation
    Turkeys have a wide field of vision, with their eyes located on the sides of their head. This allows them to have a panoramic view and see a large area around them. While they cannot see behind them, they have a nearly 270-degree field of vision, which means they can see almost everything in front of them without turning their heads. This wide range of vision helps them detect predators and stay alert in their surroundings.

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  • 6. 

    What is a baby turkey called?

    • A.

      A chick

    • B.

      A squab

    • C.

      A poult

    • D.

      A goblet

    Correct Answer
    C. A poult
    Explanation
    A baby turkey is called a poult. This term is commonly used to refer to young turkeys, just like how a chick is used to refer to baby chickens. The term "poult" is derived from the French word "poulette," which means a young hen or chicken. It is important to note that a goblet is not the correct term for a baby turkey, and a squab typically refers to a baby pigeon.

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  • 7. 

    What was the name of the Indian chief that helped the pilgrims survive the winter?

    • A.

      Massasoit

    • B.

      Geronimo

    • C.

      Washaki

    • D.

      Sitting Bull

    Correct Answer
    A. Massasoit
    Explanation
    Massasoit was the Indian chief who helped the pilgrims survive the winter. He was a leader of the Wampanoag tribe and played a crucial role in establishing peaceful relations with the pilgrims. Massasoit formed a treaty with the pilgrims, providing them with food and assistance during their first winter in Plymouth. This alliance was beneficial for both parties, as it ensured the survival of the pilgrims and helped maintain peace between the Wampanoag tribe and the English settlers.

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  • 8. 

    How can a turkey drown when it is raining?

    • A.

      By looking up

    • B.

      By getting its beak stuck in the mud

    • C.

      By hiding its head between its legs

    • D.

      By hiding its ears

    Correct Answer
    A. By looking up
    Explanation
    When a turkey looks up during rain, it exposes its nostrils, which are located on the top of its beak, to the rainwater. If the rain is heavy enough, the nostrils can become clogged with water, making it difficult for the turkey to breathe. This can lead to drowning as the turkey is unable to clear its airways.

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  • 9. 

    What vegetable did the pilgrims have available for thanksgiving but did not use because they thought it was poisonous?

    • A.

      Beans

    • B.

      Pumpkins

    • C.

      Tomatoes

    • D.

      Potatoes

    Correct Answer
    D. Potatoes
    Explanation
    Potatoes were available for the pilgrims during Thanksgiving, but they did not use them because they believed potatoes were poisonous. This misconception was due to the fact that potatoes belong to the nightshade family, which includes some toxic plants. However, the pilgrims were unaware that only certain parts of the nightshade plants are poisonous, while the potatoes themselves are safe to eat. This misunderstanding led them to avoid potatoes during their Thanksgiving feast.

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  • 10. 

    Who was the first president to pardon a turkey from thanksgiving dinner?

    • A.

      Truman

    • B.

      Jefferson

    • C.

      Clinton

    • D.

      Lincoln

    Correct Answer
    D. Lincoln
    Explanation
    President Lincoln was the first to pardon a turkey. It’s said that Lincoln’s son, Tad, pleaded with his father to spare the life of a turkey that was meant for their Christmas dinner, and Lincoln agreed.

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  • 11. 

    What is the name of the ship that the Pilgrims sailed on to reach the New World?

    • A.

      Mayflower

    • B.

      Titanic

    • C.

      Santa Maria

    • D.

      Queen Elizabeth

    Correct Answer
    A. Mayflower
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Mayflower. The Pilgrims sailed on the Mayflower from England and landed at Plymouth Rock in present-day Massachusetts.

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  • 12. 

    Who was the first president to make Thanksgiving a national holiday?

    • A.

      Truman

    • B.

      Lincoln

    • C.

      Jefferson

    • D.

      Roosevelt

    Correct Answer
    B. Lincoln
    Explanation
    Abraham Lincoln was the first president to make Thanksgiving a national holiday. In 1863, during the midst of the Civil War, Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens." This proclamation established the annual observance of Thanksgiving on the last Thursday in November. Lincoln's decision to make Thanksgiving a national holiday was influenced by a letter from Sarah Josepha Hale, a prominent writer and editor, who had been advocating for a national day of Thanksgiving for many years.

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  • 13. 

    How must a cranberry bounce before it is harvested?

    • A.

      12 inches

    • B.

      8 inches

    • C.

      36 inches

    • D.

      4 inches

    Correct Answer
    D. 4 inches
    Explanation
    Cranberries must bounce at least 4 inches before they are harvested. This is because ripe cranberries have air pockets inside them, which cause them to bounce when they are dropped. By testing the bounce height, farmers can determine if the cranberries are mature and ready for harvest. A bounce of 4 inches ensures that the cranberries have developed fully and are of good quality.

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  • 14. 

    The original thanksgiving lasted how long?

    • A.

      2 months

    • B.

      14 days

    • C.

      7 days

    • D.

      3 days

    Correct Answer
    D. 3 days
    Explanation
    The original Thanksgiving lasted for 3 days. This is because the first Thanksgiving was a harvest celebration held by the Pilgrims in 1621. It was a time for giving thanks for a successful harvest and for the blessings of the past year. The celebration included feasting, games, and activities that lasted for three days. It was a time for the Pilgrims and the Native Americans to come together and share in the abundance of the harvest.

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  • 15. 

    How many Pilgrims were on the Mayflower?

    • A.

      50

    • B.

      102

    • C.

      150

    • D.

      200

    Correct Answer
    B. 102
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 102. There were 102 passengers on the Mayflower, and they were later known as the Pilgrims.

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