Thanksgiving Trivia

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Thanksgiving Movies

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A Thanksgiving scene from which movie is pictured below?
Scent of a Woman
The Ice Storm
Pieces of April
The Blind Side
2
Which 1990s movie is set around Thanksgiving?
American Pie
There's Something About Mary
Dutch
Home Alone
3
Which 1980s movie fits...
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.
Midnight Run
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Lost in America
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
4
Which 2000s movie is set around Thanksgiving?
Mean Girls
Pieces of April
Memento
Lost in Translation
5
Which movie fits...
Between two Thanksgivings, a woman's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Sideways
Peggy Sue Got Married
Hannah and Her Sisters
Bright Lights, Big City
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A scene from which Thanksgiving movie is pictured below?
The Ice Storm
Home for the Holidays
The Oath
The House of Yes

Thanks and Giving

7
Which music act released the song "thank u next" in 2019?
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift
Selena Gomez
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How do you say "thank you" in Spanish?
 
 
 
 
 
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Which TV theme song has the lyrics...

Thank you for being a friend / Traveled down the road and back again

Designing Women
The Facts of Life
The Golden Girls
Cheers
10
"Danke" is how which country's speakers say "thank you"?
Germany
Italy
Thailand
Russia
11
Which book ends with this illustration?
12
According to the National Philanthropic Trust, how much did American individuals, foundations, and corporations donate in 2018?
$56 billion
$180 billion
$427 billion
$1.1 trillion

Thanksgiving History

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In which year was the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims?
1570
1621
1660
1713
14
Which U.S. President proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens", to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
James Madison
Abraham Lincoln
George Washington
15
Which Native American acted as an interpreter and guide to the Pilgrim settlers at Plymouth during their first winter in the New World?
Hiawatha
Squanto
Tecumseh
Sitting Bull
16
Why did Franklin D. Roosevelt change the date of Thanksgiving from the "final Thursday" to "the fourth Thursday" in 1939?
More time for Xmas Shopping
Attack on Pearl Harbor
Rationing
World Series
FDR changed the date because he thought an earlier Thanksgiving would give merchants a longer period to sell goods before Christmas.
17
As recounted by Edward Winslow, how many people attended the first Thanksgiving in 1621?
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80
143
500
The feast lasted three days and was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims.
18
The Pilgrims that celebrated the first Thanksgiving were what religion?
Methodist
Lutheran
Calvinist
Quaker

Turkey

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A turducken is a dish consisting of a chicken stuffed into a duck stuffed into a turkey.
True
False
20
The turkey was named for what was wrongly thought to be its country of origin.
True
False
21
How many strikes does a bowler have to get in a row to get a "turkey"?
3
4
6
10
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What is the culinary term for the edible offal of a turkey typically including the liver, heart, gizzard, and neck?
 
 
 
 
 
 
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What is a young turkey called?
 
 
 
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In the United Kingdom in 1989, a turkey weighing how much became the heaviest turkey ever recorded?
32 lbs
48 lbs
71 lbs
86 lbs

Parades

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When was the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?
1886
1924
1947
1966
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Which character was the first to appear as a balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?
Felix the Cat
Woody Woodpecker
Betty Boop
Mickey Mouse
Felix appeared all the way back in the 1930s.
27
Which TV game show host presented the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from 1983 to 1986?
Pat Sajak
Chuck Woolery
Alex Trebek
Bob Barker
28
On the TV show Seinfeld, what Thanksgiving Parade balloon character does Mr. Pitt hold?
Felix the Cat
Betty Boop
Mighty Mouse
Woody Woodpecker
29
In 2019, which U.S. city celebrated their 100th anniversary hosting the nation's oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade?
Philadelphia
Chicago
Detroit
New York City
30
When was the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade nationally broadcast on network television?
1948
1954
1962
1977

Leftovers

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What is the cornucopia also known as?
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Under which U.S. President was a turkey first given an official presidential pardon as a joke?
Jimmy Carter
Richard Nixon
Ronald Reagan
Bill Clinton
33
When is the Canadian Thanksgiving celebrated?
Second Monday in October
Last Friday in October
First Monday in November
First Friday in November
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This footrace tradition, usually of the long-distance variety, is held on or around Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
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According to a December 2012 article in TIME, which song was first performed during a Thanksgiving concert at a church in the 1850s?
"Jingle Bells"
"White Christmas"
"The Christmas Song"
"Santa Claus is Coming to Town"
36
The Four Freedoms, including the below Freedom From Want, is a series of four 1943 oil paintings by which artist?
The paintings -- Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear -- refer to FDR's January 1941 Four Freedoms State of the Union address.

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