Thanksgiving Quiz

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Welcome to our Thanksgiving Quiz extravaganza!

Are you ready to test your knowledge and discover fascinating facts about this beloved holiday? Our Free Online Thanksgiving Quiz is packed with fun and insightful questions that will challenge your understanding of Thanksgiving traditions, history, and more.

Whether you’re a seasoned Thanksgiving aficionado or just starting your journey into the world of turkey, cranberries, and pumpkin pie, this interactive quiz is perfect for enthusiasts of all levels.

So, gather your friends and family, grab a pumpkin spice latte, and get ready to feast on a cornucopia of Thanksgiving knowledge. It’s engaging, informative, and best of all, it’s free!

Why wait? Embark on your Thanksgiving adventure today and become a true Thanksgiving expert!

Disclaimer: The hard questions in the Thanksgiving Quiz are challenging. To finish the game and reaching the master level typically requires a significant amount of grit, determination and perseverance. I you want to learn more about thanksgiving check out our article about Thanksgiving as a passion.

Question 1:

What year was the first Thanksgiving celebrated in the United States?

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The first Thanksgiving was celebrated after the Pilgrims' first harvest.
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1621 - The first Thanksgiving in the United States was celebrated in 1621 by the Pilgrims after their first harvest.

Question 2:

Which president proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday in the United States?

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This president is known for the Emancipation Proclamation.
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Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863 during the Civil War.

Question 3:

What traditional food is commonly served at Thanksgiving dinners?

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This food is often associated with the holiday.
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Turkey - Turkey has been a traditional food at Thanksgiving dinners since the 19th century.

Question 4:

Which day of the week is Thanksgiving Day celebrated on in the United States?

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It's not on a weekend day.
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Thursday - Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States.

Question 5:

Which Native American tribe is commonly associated with the first Thanksgiving?

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This tribe is native to the northeastern United States.
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Wampanoag - The Wampanoag tribe played a significant role in the first Thanksgiving celebration in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Question 6:

Which president first officially pardoned a Thanksgiving turkey?

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This president served as the 41st President of the United States.
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George H.W. Bush - In 1989, President George H.W. Bush formalized the turkey pardoning tradition by granting the turkey a presidential pardon.

Question 7:

Which state was the first to adopt an annual Thanksgiving holiday?

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This state is known for its historical significance in early American history.
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Virginia - The first annual Thanksgiving holiday was observed in Virginia in 1619, predating the widely known event in Massachusetts.

Question 8:

Which Native American tribe taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land and catch eel during the first Thanksgiving?

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This tribe is historically associated with the early colonial period in New England.
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Wampanoag - The Wampanoag tribe played a vital role in helping the Pilgrims survive by teaching them essential farming and hunting techniques.

Question 9:

Which popular Thanksgiving side dish is made from marshmallows, sweet potatoes, and sometimes topped with pecans?

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This dish is known for its sweet and savory combination.
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Sweet potato casserole - Sweet potato casserole is a traditional Thanksgiving dish that combines sweet potatoes, marshmallows, and often includes a crunchy pecan topping.

Question 10:

What is the name of the annual Thanksgiving Day parade held in New York City?

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This parade is a well-known and iconic Thanksgiving event.
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual tradition featuring larger-than-life balloons, floats, and performances in New York City.

Question 11:

What was the main dish at the first Thanksgiving that was not likely to have been present?

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Consider the historical context of the first Thanksgiving feast.
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Turkey - Historical records indicate that while venison, lobster, and duck were likely present at the first Thanksgiving, the presence of turkey is uncertain.

Question 12:

Which president tried to change the date of Thanksgiving to the third Thursday in November?

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Consider the historical events during the Great Depression era.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt - In an attempt to boost the economy during the Great Depression, Roosevelt sought to extend the holiday shopping season by moving Thanksgiving.

Question 13:

What year did Thanksgiving become an official federal holiday in the United States?

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Consider the historical context of the Civil War era.
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1863 - President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, during the Civil War.

Question 14:

What was the original purpose of Thanksgiving in the United States?

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Consider the historical significance of the early Thanksgiving celebrations.
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To give thanks for the blessings of the year - The early Thanksgiving celebrations were rooted in the tradition of giving thanks for the bountiful harvest and blessings of the year.

Question 15:

Which Native American tribe was not present at the first Thanksgiving celebration?

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Research the tribes present at the first Thanksgiving.
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Pequot - The Pequot tribe did not have a role in the first Thanksgiving celebration as they were located in a different region.

Question 16:

Which president declared Thanksgiving a national day of mourning in 1970?

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Look into the history of Thanksgiving observance.
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Richard Nixon - In 1970, President Richard Nixon declared Thanksgiving a national day of mourning for the Native American community.

Question 17:

Which popular Thanksgiving dessert was not likely present at the first Thanksgiving?

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Consider the availability of ingredients during the first Thanksgiving.
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Pumpkin pie - Pumpkins were available, but the early settlers did not have the ingredients or ovens to make pumpkin pie.

Question 18:

What is the main course of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner?

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It is a popular poultry dish associated with Thanksgiving.
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Turkey - Turkey is the centerpiece of a traditional Thanksgiving meal and is often accompanied by various side dishes and desserts.