Thanksgiving Trivia Quiz

on November 2, 2011

Where did the Thanksgiving holiday originate? a) America b) England c) Ireland d) Mexico

The answer

a) America

Holiday shopping

The day after Thanksgiving typically is the busiest shopping day of the year. The day often is referred to as: a) Thanksgiving Friday b) Black Friday c) Casual Friday d) Super Tuesday

National holiday

Which president proclaimed Thanksgiving Day an official national holiday? a) Thomas Jefferson b) Abraham Lincoln c) Ulysses S. Grant d) John F. Kennedy

The big game

For many Americans, football is as much a part of Thanksgiving as are turkey and pumpkin pie. An NFL game has been played on Thanksgiving Day since what year? a) 1920 b) 1930 c) 1940 d) 1950

Gobble, gobble

Where did turkeys originate? a) Africa b) Central Asia c) North and Central America d) Australia

Plymouth Colony feast

In 1621, Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony shared a harvest feast with which American Indian tribe? a) Chickasaw b) Shoshoni c) Susquehannock d) Wampanoag

Who eats turkey?

What percentage of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving? a) 39 percent b) 50 percent c) 88 percent d) 99 percent


Which dessert was not part of the first Thanksgiving celebration? a) Pumpkin pie b) Apple cake c) Pecan pie d) All of the above

Pardon me

Each year, the president receives a gift of a live turkey and then "pardons" the bird during a ceremony at the White House. What happens to the pardoned turkey? a) It is set free to live in the wild b) It is served at the president's Thanksgiving dinner c) It lives the rest of its life on a farm d) It is auctioned to the highest bidder