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Are You Turkey Brained Test Your Thanksgiving IQ Quiz

Are You Turkey-Brained? Test Your Thanksgiving IQ! Quiz

created by QuizAdmin on Nov 200931 yrs old, Connecting Singles
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For most people, Thanksgiving involves a nice family gathering and a marathon of a meal, with heaping portions of turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and of course, pumpkin pie. But while it may not receive much thought, there is actually a rich history behind the holiday that doesn’t really have much to do with gorging oneself. This quiz will test your knowledge and who knows? Perhaps the mental challenge will work up an appetite for some turkey, too.
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1. The first Thanksgiving was said to be celebrated by Pilgrims from England. At which landmark did the Pilgrims land?
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2. The first traditional Thanksgiving took place in which year?
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3. While the first Thanksgiving took place before the United States had established its independence, the festival took place on territory located in a present-day state. Which state?
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4. Which other country celebrates Thanksgiving, in addition to the United States?
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5. On what day does this other country celebrate its Thanksgiving holiday?
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6. Though modern-day Thanksgiving celebrations can be quite lengthy, the first Thanksgiving was longer. How long did it last?
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7. Which Native American tribe was present at the first Thanksgiving?
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8. About how many of the Pilgrims traveling on the Mayflower died before Thanksgiving?
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9. Though Thanksgiving occurred hundreds of years ago, it was made an official holiday only recently. In what year did Congress make Thanksgiving an official holiday?
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10. Today, the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade is a well-attended and treasured event. Which department store hosted the first Thanksgiving Day parade?
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11. While it took a long time for Thanksgiving to be recognized as a holiday, it took even longer for the United States Post Office to issue a stamp commemorating the holiday. In what year did this occur?
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12. How many female Pilgrims survived to celebrate the first Thanksgiving?
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13. Which of the following was NOT a food featured at the original Thanksgiving feast?
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14. About how many pounds of turkey are consumed in the United States on the typical Thanksgiving?
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15. How many Pilgrims set sail when the Mayflower began its journey?

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Created: Nov 2009
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