"The First Thanksgiving: What Was IT Really Like"

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Thanksgiving Quizzes & Trivia

Read the nonfiction selection AND watch the video ---you MAY use the reading selection to look back over/help you while taking this quiz. . .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Based on the selection, what does the word 'congregate' mean?
    • A. 

      Hope for

    • B. 

      Come together

    • C. 

      Love and adore each other

    • D. 

      Help each other

  • 2. 
    Besides celebrating Thanksgiving with a traditional dinner and family gatherings, what other tradition is mentioned in the article?
    • A. 

      Celebrating indians

    • B. 

      School activities and presentation of plays in schools

    • C. 

      Black Friday after Thanksgiving clebration

    • D. 

      Talking about everything that we're thankful for throughout the year

  • 3. 
    Which Indian tribe was involved in the first Thanksgiving?
    • A. 

      Wappanogs

    • B. 

      Cherokee

    • C. 

      Native Indians

    • D. 

      Wampanoags

  • 4. 
    True or False....Turkey was absolutely THE type of bird that was served at the first Thanksgiving.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The first Thanksgiving was in 1621 and ......
    • A. 

      The pilgrims invited the Wampanoags

    • B. 

      The Indians brought lots of food

    • C. 

      The native Americans and the pilgrims were on friendly terms

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    The Wampanoags lived in the typical teepees made of buffalo skin....
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    True or False ---All the people at the first Thanksgiving were thinking of only eating and celebrating.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    What treaty were the pilgrims wanting to strike with the Native Americans?
    • A. 

      Ownership of the land on which the pilgrims had settled

    • B. 

      Ownership of the houses in which they were living

    • C. 

      Ownership of America itself, but the Native Americans didn't understand

    • D. 

      Ownership of the beaches on which they landed

  • 9. 
    What 3 things does the video tell us that the Wampanoags taught the pilgrims?
    • A. 

      Love, hope, and friendship

    • B. 

      Planting, logging, and building of wigwams

    • C. 

      Fishing, hunting, and planting

    • D. 

      Fishing, planting, and logging

  • 10. 
    What does the video tell us was most likely the type of food served at the first Thanksgiving?
    • A. 

      Turkey, corn, and greenbeans

    • B. 

      Goose, corn, codfish and lobster

    • C. 

      Turkey, corn, and lobster

    • D. 

      Turkey, corn, and potatoes

  • 11. 
    How did later colonists' views about Thanksgiving change from the original first Thanksgiving's intention?
    • A. 

      They celebrated in a more Puritan religious sort of celebration that gave thanks for various things throughout the year

    • B. 

      They did not share their food with others who needed it...

    • C. 

      They were not thankful for having made it to America anymore...

    • D. 

      They took over the Indian's land, and that's what they celebrated...

  • 12. 
    According to the video, who FIRST pushed for a national celebration in connection to/with Thanksgiving?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Sarah Josepha Hale

    • C. 

      The Wampanoags

    • D. 

      The Pilgrims

  • 13. 
    Which president declared Thanksgiving as a national holiday?
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • D. 

      George Bush

  • 14. 
    What war was going on just before Thanksgiving offically became a National Holiday?
    • A. 

      Revolutionary War

    • B. 

      Civil War

    • C. 

      Vietnam

    • D. 

      World War I

  • 15. 
    What Thanksgiving Day parade was mentioned in the video? And...in what city is this parade?
    • A. 

      Rose Bowl Parade --San Jose

    • B. 

      Macy's Parade --- Washington D.C.

    • C. 

      Rose Bowl Parade --San Antonio

    • D. 

      Macy's Parade -- New York City

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