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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.
Emily Dickinson
Kate Chopin
Mary Young Pickersgill
Sarah Josepha Hale

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.
Yorktown
Saratoga
Camden
Bennington

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

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?
Massachusetts
New York City
Alcatraz Island
Los Angeles

Question 7:


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

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."
The Bone Collector
A Soldier's Story
Cry Freedom
Malcolm X

Question 9:


Which of these statements is true about the term "Franksgiving"?
All of these
It is a portmanteau word from "Franklin" and "Thanksgiving".
It was coined to describe the American Thanksgiving holiday from 1939–1941.
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?
Squanto
Samoset
Sagamore
Sitting Bull

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
herd
gaggle

 


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