The First Thanksgiving Quiz: What Was IT Like?

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Embark on an interesting historical journey with our "The First Thanksgiving Quiz. Do you know what it was like? Test your knowledge of this pivotal event that shaped American traditions. Explore the details of that iconic feast, the interactions between the Pilgrims and Native Americans, and the cultural significance of the First Thanksgiving.

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The First Thanksgiving 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Come together
    Explanation
    The word 'congregate' means to come together. It implies a gathering or assembling of people in one place. This could be for various purposes such as a meeting, social event, or religious gathering. The word does not imply any specific emotions like love or adoration, or actions like helping or hoping for something. It simply refers to the act of people gathering or coming together in one location.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Talking about everything that we're thankful for throughout the year
    Explanation
    In addition to traditional festivities, expressing gratitude throughout the year is highlighted as a Thanksgiving tradition.

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  • 3. 

    Which Indian tribe was involved in the first Thanksgiving?

    • A.

      Wappanogs

    • B.

      Cherokee

    • C.

      Native Indians

    • D.

      Wampanoags

    Correct Answer
    D. Wampanoags
    Explanation
    The Wampanoags were the Indian tribe involved in the first Thanksgiving. They were a Native American tribe that inhabited the region that is now present-day Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The Wampanoags played a crucial role in the survival of the Pilgrims, teaching them how to cultivate crops and navigate the land. They had a peaceful relationship with the Pilgrims and were invited to join in the feast that is now known as Thanksgiving.

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  • 4. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Turkey was indeed a featured bird at the first Thanksgiving, representing a historical culinary tradition.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above". The first Thanksgiving in 1621 was a celebration where the pilgrims invited the Wampanoag tribe, and the Native Americans brought lots of food. This event symbolized the friendly relationship between the Native Americans and the pilgrims, making all the given statements true.

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  • 6. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Wampanoags did not live in teepees made of buffalo skin. The Wampanoag people were a Native American tribe from the northeastern part of the United States, specifically the region that is now known as New England. They lived in dome-shaped houses called wetus, which were made of a wooden frame covered with mats or bark. Teepees, on the other hand, were more commonly used by Plains Native American tribes, such as the Lakota and Cheyenne, who relied on buffalo for their livelihood. Therefore, the statement that the Wampanoags lived in teepees made of buffalo skin is false.

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  • 7. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because not all the people at the first Thanksgiving were solely focused on eating and celebrating. The first Thanksgiving was a gathering between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Native Americans to give thanks for a successful harvest. It was a time of feasting and celebration, but it also involved cultural exchange, diplomacy, and building relationships between the two groups.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Ownership of the land on which the pilgrims had settled
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ownership of the land on which the pilgrims had settled. The pilgrims wanted to establish a formal agreement or treaty with the Native Americans to secure their rights to the land they had settled on. This would ensure that they had legal ownership and could continue to live and develop their community without any disputes or conflicts with the Native Americans.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Fishing, planting, and logging
    Explanation
    The Wampanoags shared knowledge about essential activities like fishing, planting, and logging with the Pilgrims.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Goose, corn, codfish and lobster
    Explanation
    The video suggests that the most likely type of food served at the first Thanksgiving was goose, corn, codfish, and lobster.

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  • 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...

    Correct Answer
    A. They celebrated in a more Puritan religious sort of celebration that gave thanks for various things throughout the year
    Explanation
    The later colonists' views about Thanksgiving changed from the original first Thanksgiving's intention as they celebrated in a more Puritan religious sort of celebration. This new celebration involved giving thanks for various things throughout the year, rather than solely focusing on the harvest.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Sarah Josepha Hale
    Explanation
    Sarah Josepha Hale is the correct answer because she was a prominent writer and editor who advocated for a national celebration of Thanksgiving. She wrote letters to influential politicians, including President Abraham Lincoln, urging them to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday. Her efforts eventually led to Lincoln declaring Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863. Thomas Jefferson, the Wampanoags, and the Pilgrims did not play a significant role in pushing for a national celebration of Thanksgiving.

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  • 13. 

    Which president declared Thanksgiving as a national holiday?

    • A.

      George Washington

    • B.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C.

      Abraham Lincoln

    • D.

      George Bush

    Correct Answer
    C. Abraham Lincoln
    Explanation
    Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving as a national holiday. In 1863, during the midst of the Civil War, Lincoln issued a proclamation designating the last Thursday in November as a day of thanksgiving and praise. This was done to unite the country and promote a sense of gratitude during a difficult time. Lincoln's proclamation helped establish the tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving annually in the United States.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Civil War
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Civil War. Thanksgiving was officially recognized as a national holiday by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, during the midst of the Civil War. This war between the Northern and Southern states of the United States lasted from 1861 to 1865, and Thanksgiving became a unifying symbol during this time, promoting unity and gratitude amidst the conflict and division in the country.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Macy's Parade -- New York City
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Macy's Parade in New York City. This is mentioned in the video.

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