Thanksgiving Day Quiz

first_img TAGSThanksgiving Previous articleThanksgiving, Squanto and the Providence of GodNext articleThanksgiving: A Uniquely American Holiday Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR I gave the quiz to my husband and he scored more than I did. He got six right out of ten. He got questions 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, and 10 right. He missed 1, 2, 5, and 7……………I got 1, 3, 7, 8, right and 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10 wrong. Now, I am sitting here with my husband and discussing that I guess I don’t need to be on Jeoprody the tv show. I would fail on the first question, if they asked me how to spell Jeoprody LOL! Reply November 24, 2016 at 1:16 pm Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia Mama Mia 3 COMMENTS November 24, 2016 at 1:28 pm November 24, 2016 at 1:29 pmcenter_img Happy Thanksgiving Day everybody! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Give thanks you don’t have to pass this quiz before dinnerBy Melanie Kirkpatrick Three hundred ninety-five years ago, the Pilgrims and Native Americans joined for a three-day feast that has come to be known as the first Thanksgiving. The gathering pointed the way to the diverse people we have become.Thanksgiving is Americans’ oldest tradition. The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ohio, provides an opportunity to test your knowledge of the original Thanksgiving and subsequent observances of the holiday throughout our history.1. Ninety Indian men attended the First Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1621. What was the name of their tribal confederation?A. WampanoagB. ApacheC. IroquoisD. Sioux2. Eighteen Pilgrim wives sailed on the Mayflower. How many survived until the time of the First Thanksgiving?A. TenB. NoneC. SixteenD. Four3. What food did the Indians contribute to the First Thanksgiving?A. TurkeyB. VenisonC. SalmonD. Oysters4. In 1926, President Calvin Coolidge received from Mississippi a gift of a live animal with a “toothsome flavor” intended for the First Family’s Thanksgiving dinner. What was the animal?A. TurkeyB. DeerC. RabbitD. Raccoon5. The “godmother of Thanksgiving” was a 19th century editor who campaigned for decades in support of a national day of thanks. What was her name?A. Harriet Beecher StoweB. Sarah Josepha HaleC. Louisa May AlcottD. Lydia Marie Child6. Which college teams faced off in the first Thanksgiving football game in the 1870s, starting a nationwide mania for Thanksgiving Day football?A. Harvard vs. DartmouthB. Princeton vs. RutgersC. Princeton vs. YaleD. Columbia vs. Harvard7. Which president refused to issue a Thanksgiving proclamation on the grounds that the Constitution prohibits a president from “intermeddling with religious institutions, their doctrines, discipline, or exercises.”A. Thomas JeffersonB. George WashingtonC. John AdamsD. Abraham Lincoln8. The word “succotash” comes from the Narragansett Indian word “sohquttahhash.” What is it?A. Grilled venisonB. A stew of corn and beansC. A clambakeD. A kind of pumpkin9. Religious days of thanksgiving have a long history in the Judeo-Christian tradition. In what is now the United States, several locations lay claim to being the site of the first “true” Thanksgiving Day, as celebrated by European settlers who arrived before the Pilgrims. Which of the following make such claims?A. San Elizario, Texas — near El PasoB. St. Petersburg, FloridaC. Berkeley Plantation, VirginiaD. All of the above10. What year was the date of Thanksgiving codified into law as the fourth Thursday of November?A. 1901B. 1967C. 1941D. 1863Click here for the answers to the quiz.Melanie Kirkpatrick is a senior fellow of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, and the author of “Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience,” just out from Encounter Books. The Anatomy of Fear I took the quiz and got four out of ten right….got the right Indians, the vension on number 3, Thomas Jefferson on number 7 and the succotash question right……the rest I guessed at and got wrong. Went with Harvard only because I knew it was an old old university, then picked it vs. Dartmouth and got it wrong. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img

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