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Thanksgiving Quiz

Just for fun, today’s Byte is a Thanksgiving quiz today. You can share it with your families tomorrow – or just slip some interesting Thanksgiving facts into conversation and let them think you’re the smart one. You can get the answers here below:

1. What year did the Pilgrims have their first Thanksgiving Feast?
1621
1619
1564
1702

2. The Horn of Plenty, or Cornucopia, which symbolizes abundance, originated in what country?
Ireland
Holland
Greece
Turkey

3. With which Nation of Native Americans did the Pilgrims celebrate?
Ojibwe
Wampanoag
Sioux
Lakota

4. About how many people participated in the first Thanksgiving?
14
41
140
410

5. What president didn’t like the idea of having a national Thanksgiving Day?
Adams
Jefferson
Nixon
Lincoln

6. Which president first established the date of Thanksgiving as a national celebration?
Washington
Jefferson
Adams
Madison

7. How long did the Pilgrims’ voyage to the ‘New World’ last?
27 days
66 days
99 days
200 days

8. Who was in favor of making turkey the National Bird of America?
John Turkey
Benjamin Franklin
Ponce de Leon
William Bradford

9. When did Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade start?
1910
1917
1920
1924

Answers
1. 1621
2. Greece
3. Wampanoag
4. 140
5. Thomas Jefferson
6. George Washington
7. 66 days
8. Benjamin Franklin
9. 1924

If you have kids, here is a great site to learn more about Thanksgiving (while you watch the game).

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