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Turkey Day Trivia

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  • Who was the first president to proclaim that there should be a day of Thanksgiving?
    George Washington
  • True or False: Turkeys who are pardoned at the White House are featured as the main course at the presidential Thanksgiving meal.
    False. To pardon means to forgive. They are NOT eaten and they are sent to zoos or historical grounds.
  • True or False: The first "TV Dinners" were the mistake when someone ordered  too many turkeys.
    True! 5,000 aluminum trays with the turkey – along with cornbread dressing, gravy, peas and sweet potatoes. The 98-cent meals were a hit.
  • In what city is the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Day parade?
    New York City
  • True or False: Thanksgiving is always celebrated on November 25 or 27th.
    False. It is celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November.
  • Before the Thanksgiving parade featured giant balloons, what was the big attraction?
    Live animals from a zoo.
  • Which Christmas movie features a dog eating the turkey dinner at the end of the movie?
    A Christmas Story
  • Which state raises the most turkeys?
    Minnesota
  • What Thanksgiving food has the nickname "bounceberry?"
    Cranberries
  • Who is the guest of honor that appears at the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade?
    Santa Claus
  • Which president proclaimed that Thanksgiving should be an annual holiday?
    Abraham Lincoln
  • What is a female turkey called?
    Hen
  • What are baby turkeys called?
    Pults or turkeylings
  • What year was the celebration that is most commonly considered to be the first Thanksgiving?
    1621
    1721
    1821
  • What meat did the native Americans bring to the first Thanksgiving?
    Deer / Venison
  • True or False: Turkeys do not fly.
    False. Some wild turkeys have been known to fly 55 mph in short bursts.
  • How long did the first Thanksgiving last?
    3 days
    1 day
    7 days
  • Name something that was served at the Peanuts Thanksgiving feast?
    Toast, jelly beans, popcorn, pretzel sticks...
  • What is the wobbly red piece of flesh on top of the beak of a turkey?
    Wattle
  • Who was the early American "founding father" who thought the national bird should be a turkey instead of an eagle?
    Ben Franklin
  • What two NFL teams always play on Thanksgiving?
    Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys
  • Was turkey served at the first Thanksgiving?
    No
  • What is traditionally sprinkled on top of the green bean casserole on Thanksgiving?
    Fried onions
  • Before the Pilgrims came to the American colonies, which country did they flee to?
    Scotland
    Italy
    Holland
  • What kind of a table is the Thanksgiving feast served on in a Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving?
    Ping Pong table
  • True or False: Only female turkeys make the "gobble" sound.
    False. Only males.
  • True or False: Wild turkeys sleep in trees.
    True