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Thanksgiving Food Trivia Questions

Thanksgiving Food Trivia Questions

What meats were served at the first Thanksgiving celebration?
“Venison, swan, duck and goose were likely—not turkey!”

What is an adult female turkey called?
“A hen”

What seafood was served at the first Thanksgiving feast?
“Lobster, oysters, fish and possibly eel”

What is an adult male turkey called?
“A tom”

What are turkey chicks called?
“Pults or turkeylings.”

How many calories on average are consumed, per person, at Thanksgiving dinner?

What temperature should a turkey be cooked to for safe eating?
“165 °F”

Do Americans prefer apple pie or pumpkin pie?
“Apple pie”

Which state produces the most cranberries?

When was green bean casserole introduced to Thanksgiving dinners?

What state raises the most turkeys?

How many Americans prefer Thanksgiving leftovers to Thanksgiving dinner?
“About 80 percent.”

How much does the average Thanksgiving turkey weigh?
“About 15 pounds.”

History Of Thanksgiving Quiz

History Of Thanksgiving Quiz

Q. The first credited Thanksgiving was celebrated at the Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts. How long was the first Thanksgiving feast?
a. One day
b. Three days
c. Five days
d. One week

Q. Which president first pardoned a turkey at the urging of his son who had taken a liking to the bird and given it the name “Tom”?
a. Theodore Roosevelt
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. Ulysses S. Grant
d. Grover Cleveland

Q. Which historical event do Americans generally believe their Thanksgiving is modeled on?
a. the day in 1942 that the fourth Thursday in November was designated as Thanksgiving Day
b. a 1621 harvest feast shared by Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people
c. the anniversary of the Martin Frobisher-led expedition celebrating safe passage in 1578
d. the treaty that ended King Philip’s War in 1676

Q. Which was the first Thanksgiving to boast the annual Macy’s parade in New York City?
a. 1960
b. 1945
c. 1924
d. 1927

Q. Since which year Thanksgiving Day has been celebrated in Canada on the second Monday in October?
a. 1989
b. 1963
c. 1957
d. 1890

Q. When did Canada’s Parliament establish a national Thanksgiving Day on November 6?
a. 1879
b. 1578
c. 1957
d. 1949

First Thanksgiving Quiz

First Thanksgiving Quiz

How long was the first Thanksgiving celebration?
“Three days”

What meats were served at the first Thanksgiving celebration?
“Venison, swan, duck and goose were likely—not turkey!”

Who was the first President to pardon a turkey?
“John F. Kennedy”

When was the first Thanksgiving football game?

When was the first Thanksgiving NFL game?

Who was the first President to receive a ceremonial Thanksgiving Turkey?
“Harry S. Truman”

How many women were at the very first Thanksgiving celebration?

Which President first ordered a national day of Thanksgiving?
“George Washington”

What Native American tribe celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims?
“The Wampanoag”

In what month did the very first Thanksgiving celebration likely take place?

When was the first Turkey Trot?

Where was the first Turkey Trot?
“Buffalo, New York”

What year did the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade first have balloons?

When did canned cranberries first come about?

Thanksgiving Quiz Multiple Choice

Thanksgiving Quiz Multiple Choice

Q. Thanksgiving occurs on the:
a. Fourth Thursday in November

b. Third Thursday in November
c. November 26 each year

Q. The first Thanksgiving lasted:
a. One day
b. Two days
c. Three days

Q. Which of the following was NOT served at the Pilgrims Thanksgiving meal?
a. Cranberries, corn, and mashed potatoes
b. Rabbit, chicken, wild turkey, and dried fruit
c. Venison (deer meat), fish, goose

Q. Which Indian tribe taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land and were invited to the
a. Thanksgiving meal?
b. Apache
c. Wampanoag
d. Cherokee

Q. Approximately how many turkeys are eaten each year on Thanksgiving in the United States?
a. 100 million
b. 280 million
c. 500 million

Q. Which southern state was the first to adopt a Thanksgiving Day in 1855?
a. South Carolina
b. Virginia
c. Georgia

Q. What is a snood?
a. The loose skin under a male turkey’s neck.
b. A hat worn by a Pilgrim
c. A hot cider drink served at Thanksgiving.

Q. What utensil was not used by the Pilgrims to eat Thanksgiving dinner?
a. Knife
b. Fork
c. Spoon

Q. The best place to put the meat thermometer in the turkey is:
a. The breast
b. The middle of the back
c. The thigh

Q. Which president is believed to be the first to pardon a turkey and start this annual tradition?
a. President Lincoln in 1863
b. President Roosevelt in 1939
c. President Harry Truman in 1947

Q. The Pilgrims came to the New World seeking religious freedom and were also called:
a. The Puritans because they wanted to purify the teachings and ceremonies of the Church of England.
b. The Great Explorers
c. The Wanderers

Q. Today, our Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday of November because
a. It is the date the Pilgrims landed in the New World.
b. This was the date set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 and approved by Congress in 1941.
c. It was the date people voted to have it on.

Q. What is a baby turkey called?
a. A chick
b. A nestling
c. A poult

Q. It has been estimated that how many Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving.
a. 88%
b. 50%
c. 75%

Q. A full grown turkey has about how many feathers?
a. A million
b. Too many to count!
c. 3,500

Q. The first national Thanksgiving was declared by which US President?
a. George Washington
b. John Adams
c. Thomas Jefferson
d. James Madison

Q. What was the first large-scale balloon used in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?
a. Mickey Mouse
b. Betty Boob
c. Speedy Gonzales
d. Felix The Cat

Q. What is the maximum height the giant balloons from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade can be?
a. 40 feet
b. 55 feet
c. 70 feet
d. 85 feet

Q. How long is the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade’s route?
a. 0.5 miles
b. 1.5 miles
c. 2.5 miles
d. 3.5 miles

Q. Which utensil wasn’t used in the original Thanksgiving meal?
a. Knife
b. Fork
c. Spoon
d. Plate

Q. What is the most popular destination in the USA for Thanksgiving?
a. Los Angeles
b. Orlando
c. New York City
d. New Orleans

Q. Which NFL team has been hosting a game on Thanksgiving since 1934?
a. Detroit Lions
b. Las Vegas Raiders
c. Philadelphia Eagles
d. New England Patriots

Q. When was the first Macy’s Thanksgiving parade?
a. 1914
b. 1924
c. 1934
d. 1944

Q. How many turkeys are eaten each Thanksgiving in the USA?
a. 22 million
b. 46 million
c. 98 million
d. 129 million

Q. How much did the heaviest turkey weigh?
a. 19.09 kg
b. 29.09 kg
c. 39.09 kg
d. 49.09 kg

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