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Thanksgiving Trivia

written by: Eve
 
Check your knowledge of Thanksgiving symbols and traditions.

Question 1:


Name the American writer and editor who campaigned for the creation of the holiday known as Thanksgiving.
Mary Young Pickersgill
Kate Chopin
Sarah Josepha Hale
Emily Dickinson

Question 2:


A Thanksgiving Day celebration was held in December 1777 by the thirteen colonies to commemorate the defeat of the British at this location.
Bennington
Yorktown
Camden
Saratoga

Question 3:


"The Thanksgiving Song", performed and co-written by Adam Sandler, revolves around the repetition of what word?
together
harvest
cranberry
turkey

Question 4:


In the television special "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving", Charlie Brown and his friends sing a chorus of this popular Thanksgiving song.
Grandma Stuffed the Turkey
Over the River and through the Woods
We Gather Together
The Thanksgiving Song

Question 5:


Who is presented with a live domestic turkey at the annual ceremony known as National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation?
the US First Lady
the US President
the best performer at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
the winners of the NFL Thanksgiving Classic

Question 6:


Unthanksgiving Day is an annual event commemorating the survival of Native American peoples following the settlement of Europeans in the Western Hemisphere. Where is the event held?
Alcatraz Island
Los Angeles
Massachusetts
New York City

Question 7:


Name the leader of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts who wrote "Of Plymouth Plantation".
Alexis De Tocqueville
William Bradford
John Carver
John Smith

Question 8:


In this 1992 biographical movie, starring Denzel Washington, the civil rights orator states: "We didn't land on Plymouth Rock. Plymouth Rock landed on us."
A Soldier's Story
Cry Freedom
The Bone Collector
Malcolm X

Question 9:


Which of these statements is true about the term "Franksgiving"?
All of these
It was coined to describe the American Thanksgiving holiday from 1939–1941.
It is a portmanteau word from "Franklin" and "Thanksgiving".
It referred to a Thanksgiving holiday, held one week earlier than normal.

Question 10:


What was the name of the Native American who assisted the Pilgrims by teaching them techniques to increase food production?
Sitting Bull
Samoset
Sagamore
Squanto

Question 11:


What punk rock band, formed in California, recorded the song "Macy's Day Parade" on their album, "Warning"?
Green Day
The Sex Pistols
Limp Bizkit
The Misfits

Question 12:


Which of these words refers to a group of turkeys?
flight
rafter
gaggle
herd

 


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