Countdown to Thanksgiving – the quiz

To many, Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season. A reminder that you only have so many shopping days to Christmas and if you haven’t ordered that Turkey, you may be a little late.

In a probably futile attempt at educating all but my two known America readers, I’ve done a bit of research on the subject.. but first you should take the quiz:

1. What year did the Pilgrims have their first Thanksgiving Feast?
A 1619
B 1620
C 1621
D 1935

2. What food was probably NOT on the Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving menu?
A Potatoes
B Corn
C Fish
D Dried Fruit

3. The Horn of Plenty, or Cornucopia, which symbolizes abundance, originated in what country?
A Holland
B Greece
C America
D Turkey

4. In 1676, a day of thanksgiving was proclaimed to take place during what month?
A May
B June
C October
D November

5. What president didn’t like the idea of having a national Thanksgiving Day?
A Washington
B Nixon
C Truman
D Jefferson

6. Who is credited with leading the crusade to establish Thanksgiving Day?
A Sarah Jessica Parker
B Sarah Lee
C Sarah Josepha Hale
D Sarah Ferguson

7. Which president first established the date of Thanksgiving as a national celebration?
A Jefferson
B Adams
C Lincoln
D Wilson

8. Which president moved the date of Thanksgiving twice?
A Lincoln
B T. Roosevelt
C F. D. Roosevelt
D Eisenhower

9. The reason Thanksgiving was moved up a week was…
A To fullfil a political promise
B To ward off evil spirits
C Due to public pressure
D To lengthen the Christmas shopping season

10. Canada celebrates Thanksgiving on… (The answer is not in the narrative.)
A 2nd Monday in October
B 2nd Thursday in November
C 3rd Thursday in November
D May 1

Answers to be posted in the comments section please and I’ll post the Thanksgiving story and answers tomorrow….

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