Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Trivia


Hi, Everyone.  Are you ready for Thanksgiving?  Pies in the oven? Turkey brining? 
It feels like Winter today. We didn't get any snow, but it's been really cold and really windy this morning.
I popped the pumpkin pie in the oven, sat down to do a quick post, and the power went out. Yikes! 
Thankfully, it wasn't off too long, so the pie was ok. I really wasn't looking forward to braving the crowds at the grocery store to buy another pie...if there were any left.

The First Thanksgiving, 1621, Jean-Leon Gerome Ferris

The First Thanksgiving, 1621, Jean-Leon Gerome Ferris

I was looking for a fun indoor activity to do tomorrow, and ran across this Thanksgiving trivia quiz.

I'll print questions and answers on cards, and each guest can choose one to read.
Here's the link for other fun ideas, too.

Thanksgiving Trivia is fun to share at a Thanksgiving dinner. Here are some interesting Thanksgiving facts:

1. What is another name for a “Horn of Plenty”?
2. How long did the first Thanksgiving celebration last?
3. How many Pilgrims were present at the First Thanksgiving?
4. How many Indian braves came to the first Thanksgiving feast?
5. What was the name of the Indian tribe that participated in the first Thanksgiving?
6. What was the name of their Chief?
7. True or False? Thanksgiving is only celebrated in the United States.
8. A friendly Indian who could speak English taught the Pilgrims how to survive. Who was he?
9. How many Pilgrims were on the Mayflower?
10. How many women Pilgrims were there at the time of the first Thanksgiving?
11. Was Pumpkin Pie served at the first Thanksgiving?
12. Who worked for years to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday?
13. When did Thanksgiving become a national holiday?
14. In what year did the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade first take place?
15. Every year a U.S. President “pardons” a turkey and it goes to live on a farm. Which President started this tradition?
16. True or False? Benjamin Franklin thought that the turkey should be the national bird of the United States.
17. “Tom” Turkey is believed to be named after which famous person?
18. What NFL Team usually plays on Thanksgiving day?
19. What day is Thanksgiving held on the United States?
20. What is the day after Thanksgiving called?


1. Cornucopia
2. 3 days
3. 53
4. 90 braves
5. Wampanoag
6. Massasoit
7. False
8. Squanto
9. 102
10. Four Married Women
11. No. There were no ovens.
12. Sarah Josepha Hale
13. 1863
14. 1924
15. Harry S. Truman in 1947
16. True
17. Thomas Jefferson, because he fought against Benjamin Franklin’s desire to make the turkey the national bird.
18. The Dallas Cowboys
19. The fourth Thursday in November.
20. Black Friday

Here's a Charlie Brown question:

What year was A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving first on tv?

Wikipedia Answer:  
 It was originally aired on the CBS network on November 20, 1973, and won an Emmy Award the following year. As of 2012, the special is aired every November in prime time on the ABC network.

One last trivia question:

What was the first Peanuts character to appear as a balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? 
Answer:  Snoopy

Here's a link to tell you all about the different Snoopy balloons, over the years.

Well, this is my trivial Thanksgiving post. :)

Good grief! It's time to get back into the kitchen. 


Sending y'all hugs and warm wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.
xo Babs

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Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Hi Babs- I'm glad you got the pie baked! We got snow and plenty of it! I'm bringing pies to the family gathering. We head out in the morning. I like your idea for the question and answers- that's fun!
Have a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving Day!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

How fun, Babs!! Wishing you and your family a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!!

Kelly said...

What fun trivia questions! I learned something new today. We actually watched a show on the history channel this morning about the Mayflower voyage that was interesting too. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving. Keep warm too!

Pat said...

Our son was born in 1973. . .and he was a HUGE Charlie Brown fan in his childhood!!! His bedroom was totally Peanuts!!! Guess that's why I knew the trivia answer.
Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving,dear freind!!!

Denise said...

What a great post, Babs! I love a post where I learn something new. :)

I've enjoyed getting to know you this year; I am truly thankful for my sweet blogging friends. I hope you and yours have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!


Denise at Forest Manor

Ron said...

I Loved "palying along". Interesting! Happy Thanksgiving, Babs!

Cranberry Morning said...

What a fun post! I enjoyed the quiz. Actually, I always enjoy quizzes. :-) Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. And thank you so much for stopping in at Cranberry Morning!

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a fun post! I missed a few more than I thought, but that's what makes it fun! Thanks for sharing.
I hope you have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Hi Babs! This was cute and I know none of the answers to those questions! :)
Hope you're having a blessed Thanksgiving.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sarah said...

Cute idea, Babs. I'll share this with a friend who has a large family and likes to have an activity.