Can You Pass This Thanksgiving Quiz?
A Thanksgiving Quiz
by CNN’S Andrew Torgan and James Grant
Where did the Pilgrims celebrate the first Thanksgiving?
A. Jamestown, Virginia
b. Roanoke Island, North Carolina
d. Newport , Rhode Island
While historical accounts of what was eaten at the first Thanksgiving vary, which food was definitely not on the menu
B. Venison C. SeafoodD. Turkey
Which US president issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation?
A. George WashingtonB. Franklin Roosevelt C. Jimmy Carter D. Abraham Lincoln
Turkey is typically the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinner. Which US state raises the most turkeys?
A. North Carolina B. West Virginia C. North Dakota D. Minnesota
Which Thanksgiving dish was invented in the 1950s by a Campbell Soup Company employee named Dorcas Reilly with the hope of boosting sales of one of Campbell’s products?
A. corn pudding B. Sweet potato casserole C. Green bean casserole D. Candid Yams
Parades are a longstanding Thanksgiving tradition. Where was the first Thanksgiving Day parade in the US?
A. New York B. Massachusetts C. Virginia D. Philadelphia
What is the organic compound in turkey that often gets the blame for making you sleepy after Thanksgiving dinner?
A. Triglyceride B. Vitamin BC. Vitamin D D. Tryptophan
HOW DID YOU DO? Answers below:
1. The first Thanksgiving was observed in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1621. A good autumn harvest led the Pilgrims to hold a feast to give thanks that lasted for three days.
2. Potatoes, which are native to South America, had not made their way to New England in the 1600s.
3. On October 3, 1789, George Washington issued his Thanksgiving proclamation, designating “a day of public thanks-giving” to be held on “Thursday the 26th day of November” that year. Abraham Lincoln would later declare Thanksgiving as a national holiday in 1863.
4. Minnesota gobbled up the competition with 37 million turkeys raised in 2022.
5. Reilly invented the “Green Bean Bake,” as it was first called, as a new way to use Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup. It wasn’t originally intended as a Thanksgiving favorite, but it quickly became one.
Philadelphia’s Gimbel Brothers Department Store staged a Thanksgiving procession in 1920 with 50 people, 15 cars and a fireman dressed as Santa Claus to usher in the holiday shopping season. Macy’s in New York held its first parade in 1924.
7. Tryptophan is the compound, but it’s not the main reason you feel sleepy. There’s actually more tryptophan in chicken, so chalk up that groggy feeling to eating way too much food.
WHAT OTHER COUNTRIES CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING? CHECK ALL THAT APPLY!
C. Saint Lucia
G.Dutch town of Leiden
H. Australian territory of Norfolk Island.
Answer to bonus:
If you selected all of the choices then you are absolutely correct!!! All of these countries celebrate Thanksgiving!