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Thanksgiving Trivia Questions


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Thanksgiving Trivia Questions


  1. Who wrote the Thanksgiving Day poem 'Over the River and Through the Wood'?

  2. Which American city hosts the 6abc Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade?

  3. True or false: Thanksgiving Day is held on the last Thursday of November in the United States?

  4. Which national holiday is observed in many countries across the Americas on the same day that Canada celebrates Thanksgiving?

  5. In 1863, which American president proclaimed that Thanksgiving be celebrated on the same date in all states?

  6. How many NFL games are played every Thanksgiving?

  7. Which famous writer campaigned and sent letters to several presidents asking that Thanksgiving be made a national holiday in America?

  8. The full moon that is seen nearest to the time of the autumn equinox is commonly known by what name?

  9. Which famous English explorer held his own Thanksgiving celebration in 1578 to give thanks to God for helping him survive his journey by sea in search of the Northwest Passage?

  10. Historically, Thanksgiving has been marked as a day of thanks for all that one has at the close of which season?

  1. In the United States, it is an annual tradition for the president to 'pardon' what?

  2. What day of the week is Thanksgiving Day held in Canada?

  3. Turducken, also known as a three bird roast, consists of which three types of meat?

  4. Which commercial shopping day occurs the day after Thanksgiving in the United States and many other countries across the world?

  5. How many days did the pilgrims feast last for in Plymouth, United States, in 1621?

  6. What year did Franklin Roosevelt move Thanksgiving in an attempt to boost the economy during the Great Depression?

  7. Which American president was assassinated 6 days before Thanksgiving?

  8. Which United States Department Store holds a Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City which first began in 1924?

  9. What name commonly refers to unofficial, informal football games held during Thanksgiving?

  10. Is Thanksgiving Day recognized as a statutory holiday in all provinces of Canada?