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Thanksgiving History and Traditions

How much do you know about Thanksgiving history and traditions?

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How much do you know about Thanksgiving history and traditions?

1. What U.S. president tried to change the date of Thanksgiving to the third weekend in November to extend the Christmas shopping season?

  • James Monroe
  • Andrew Jackson
  • John Adams
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

2. In 1863, which U.S. president declared that Thanksgiving would be observed as a national holiday on the last Thursday in November?

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • George Washington
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Thomas Jefferson

3. What American poet and editor lobbied for years to make Thanksgiving a national holiday?

  • Walt Whitman
  • Robert Frost
  • Sarah J. Hale
  • Amy Lowell

4. In 1621, the first American Thanksgiving was celebrated in what Massachusetts colony?

  • Jamestown colony
  • Plymouth colony
  • Roanoke colony
  • Boston colony

5. Each year since 1989, the President of the United States has pardoned a turkey for Thanksgiving in a ceremony at what national building?

  • Washington Monument
  • Library of Congress
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • White House

6. In what city is the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade held?

  • Chicago
  • New York City
  • Boston
  • Los Angeles

7. What southern Thanksgiving dish consists of a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken?

  • Chicduckey
  • Ducturken
  • Turducken
  • Duceychick

8. In addition to turkey, which of the following foods were present at the first meal of Thanksgiving shared by the pilgrims and the Wampanoag?

  • Corn and pumpkin
  • Stuffing and cranberry sauce
  • Apple pie and gingerbread
  • Chocolate cake and banana bread

9. What national sporting league has held a game on Thanksgiving Day since its creation?

  • NFL
  • NHL
  • MLB
  • NBA

10. Who was the governor of Massachusetts in 1621 and arranged for a harvest festival known as Thanksgiving today?

  • Stephen Hopkins
  • Myles Standish
  • John Carver
  • William Bradford

1. What U.S. president tried to change the date of Thanksgiving to the third weekend in November to extend the Christmas shopping season?
Franklin D. Roosevelt

2. In 1863, which U.S. president declared that Thanksgiving would be observed as a national holiday on the last Thursday in November?
Abraham Lincoln

3. What American poet and editor lobbied for years to make Thanksgiving a national holiday?
Sarah J. Hale

4. In 1621, the first American Thanksgiving was celebrated in what Massachusetts colony?
Plymouth colony

5. Each year since 1989, the President of the United States has pardoned a turkey for Thanksgiving in a ceremony at what national building?
White House

6. In what city is the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade held?
New York City

7. What southern Thanksgiving dish consists of a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken?
Turducken

8. In addition to turkey, which of the following foods were present at the first meal of Thanksgiving shared by the pilgrims and the Wampanoag?
Corn and pumpkin

9. What national sporting league has held a game on Thanksgiving Day since its creation?
NFL

10. Who was the governor of Massachusetts in 1621 and arranged for a harvest festival known as Thanksgiving today?
William Bradford

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