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Thursday, November 22, 2012


In my household, Thanksgiving equals food, overindulgence, alcohol, and football (in the background) with Christmas music (in the foreground). So today I thought I'd share some Thanksgiving trivia from the site...if you go there the questions are always in a different order.

Who was the first U.S. President to declare a national day of Thanksgiving?

a) George Washington
b) Abraham Lincoln*
c) Franklin D. Roosevelt
d) Rutherford B. Hayes

Friendly natives from which tribe were invited to the Pilgrims' Thanksgiving celebration?

a) Wampanoag*
b) Iroquois
c) Patauxet
d) Algonquin

In 1941, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution making Thanksgiving Day the fourth Thursday in November rather than the last. What was the purpose of the change?
a) To avoid potential snowstorms in the north.
b) To avoid heavy rains in the south
c) To extend the Christmas shopping season*
d) All of the above.

What did the Pilgrims call their new colony?
a) Plymouth Colony*
b) Jamestown
c) Roanoke
d) Cape Cod

After their first disasterous winter in the colony, the Pilgrims were assisted by a Patauxet Indian who taught them how and where to catch fish and how to fertilize their crops. What was his name?
a) Powhaten.
b) Squanto*
c) Massawippi
d) Pocahontas

What year did the Pilgrims celebrate the first Thanksgiving?
a) 1620
b) 1621*
c) 1622
d) 1630

When do Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving?

a) Same as in the U.S.

b) Second Monday of November

c) Second Monday of October *
d) Fourth Thursday of October

What was the name of the ship the Pilgrims took to reach America?
a) The Speedwell
b) The Bounty
c) The Godspeed
d) The Mayflower *

How many days did the first Thanksgiving last?
a) 2
b) 3 *
c) 5
d) 5

Who was the governor of the Plymouth Colony at the time of the first Thanksgiving celebration? 
a) Miles Standish
b) John Alden
c) Edward Southworth
d) William Bradford *

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