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A Thanksgiving Trivia Game

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A Thanksgiving trivia can be fun to use during a get together of close friends and family. This trivia is will stuff your brain with fun turkey and thanksgiving facts to share with others.

Thanksgiving Trivia Questions

1. A spooked turkey can run

A. 50 miles an hour
B. 5 miles an hour
C. 20 miles an hour
D. 60 miles an hour

2. What utensils did the pilgrims eat with at the first thanksgiving?

A. They were proper Englishmen. They had all the basic utensils.
B. Their hands
C. A spoon and knife
D. A fork
E. B and C
F. C and D

3. According to popular legend, where did the male "tom" turkey get its name?

A. The popular Tom and Jerry Show.
B. Benjamin Franklin named it after Thomas Jefferson when he would not allow it to be the national bird.
C. A tom cat. Wild turkeys were just like wild cats back then. They would roam around and get into fights all the time.

4. What foods were served at the first thanksgiving?

A. Deer
B. Codfish
C. Bread
D. Milk
E. Boiled pumpkin
F. Pastries
G. A, B, and E
H. A, C, D, and F

5. What Indian tribe was invited to spend thanksgiving with the pilgrims?

A. Sioux
B. Wampanoag
C. Red Sox
D. Comanche

6. How many degrees can a turkey see with its eyes?

A. 360 degrees
B. 100 degrees
C. 270 degrees
D. 90 degrees

7. What is a baby turkey called?

A. A chick
B. A squab
C. A poult
D. A goblet

8. What was the name of the Indian chief that helped the pilgrims survive the winter?

A. Massasoit
B. Geronimo
C. Washakie
D. Sitting Bull

9. How can a turkey drown when it's raining?

A. By looking up.
B. By getting its beak stuck in the mud.
C. By hiding it's head between its legs.

10. What vegetable did the pilgrims have available for thanksgiving but did not use because they thought it was poisonous?

A. Beans
B. Pumpkin
C. Tomatoes
D. Potatoes
E. Cauliflower

11. Who was the first president to pardon a turkey from thanksgiving dinner?

A. Truman
B. Jefferson
C. Clinton
E. Lincoln

12. What percentage of pilgrims who sailed on the mayflower survived to celebrate thanksgiving?

B. 100%
C. 20%
D. 75%

13. Do turkeys have heart attacks?

A. Yes
B. No

14. Which gender of turkey says "gobble, gobble"?

A. The female, when she is eating.
B. They both do!
C. The male, but only seasonally and when going to sleep.

15. What does cornucopia mean?

A. Horn of plenty.
B. The goddesses' blessings.
C. May your table always be full and your friends many.

16. Who was the first astronaut to eat a turkey dinner on the moon?

A. Tom Hanks
B. Neil Armstrong
C. James Lovell, Jr.

17. Who was the first president to make thanksgiving a national holiday?

A. Truman
B. Lincoln
C. Jefferson
D. Roosevelt

18. How high must a cranberry bounce before it is harvested?

A. 12 inches
B. 8 inches
C. 36 inches
D. 4 inches

19. The original thanksgiving lasted how long?

A. 2 months
B. 14 days
C. 7 days
D. 3 days

20. Plymouth Rock is how big today?

A. The size of Manhattan
B. The size of a car engine.
C. The size of Carnegie Hall.
D. The size of a peanut.
E. The size of New York Block.

Thanksgiving Trivia Answers:

1. C. 20 miles an hour,2. E. B and C- Their hands, a spoon and a knife. (They did not have forks available for the dinner.), 3. B. Benjamin Franklin named it after Thomas Jefferson when he would not allow it to be the national bird., 4. G. A. B. and E. - Deer, Codfish and boiled pumpkin. (The pilgrims had no ovens to bake bread and no sugar or milk when thanksgiving came around. Their food supply that they came with was very low.), 5. B. Wampanoag, 6. C. 270 degrees. (It gives a whole new meaning to having eyes behind the head. No wonder they are so hard to catch!), 7. C. A poult, 8. A. Massasoit, 9. A. By looking up, 10. D. Potatoes, 11. A. Truman, 12. A. 50%, 13. A. Yes.(The US Air force found that out the hard way when they were trying to break the sound barrier. Whole fields of turkeys fell down dead from heart attacks.), 14. C. The male, but only seasonally and when going to sleep., 15. A. Horn of plenty, 16. B. Neil Armstrong, 17. B. Lincoln, 18. D. 4 inches, 19. D. 3 days, 20. B. The size of a car engine. (It has cracked 3 times over the years, each time getting smaller and smaller.)

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