5 Minute Thanksgiving Quiz Questions Answers
Green Giant broke a Guinness Record in 2019 for the largest green bean casserole. How much did it weigh?
A. 1,009 lbs
The coldest Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was what year?
A. 2018 (it was 19F)
Turkey mate for life. True or false?
A. False, they are polygamous
Cranberries are also called what?
A. Bounce Berries
If only male turkeys gobble, then what sounds do the female turkeys make?
A. Clicking noises
Which state grows the most sweet potatoes?
A. North Carolina
What is the name of the only child born at sea during the Mayflower voyage?
Turkey eggs are what colour?
A Furcula is what?
A. The wishbone
If Americans eat about 22 million turkeys at Christmastime, how many turkeys do they eat on Thanksgiving?
A. 46 million (that’s double!)
The Turkey Day Classic is held every Thanksgiving and is a:
A. Football game
How many calories are in an average Thanksgiving meal (not including the dessert or drinks)?
The day after Thanksgiving is always which observance?
A. Black Friday
Who said this quote? “If you really are thankful, what do you do? You share!”
A. W Clement Stone (Author)
The heaviest turkey ever raised weighed how much?
A. 86 lbs
Why did farmers put booties on their turkeys?
A. To protect their feet when walking to the market
Turkeys are color blind, true or false?
Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving on which day of the week?
A. The 2nd Monday of October
Funny Questions About Thanksgiving
Who is the funniest person at the table and why?
Pretend you just won $5 million. What’s the first thing you would buy?
What do you think is the hardest thing about being a parent?
Which person here do you wish you knew better?
How many calories on average are consumed, per person, at Thanksgiving dinner?
How much did the world’s most expensive Thanksgiving dinner on record cost?
History Of Thanksgiving Quiz
Which was the first Thanksgiving to boast the annual Macy’s parade in New York City?
Tryptophan in turkey causes severe drowsiness.
a.True b. False
Since which year Thanksgiving Day has been celebrated in Canada on the second Monday in October?
Which U.S. president began the annual tradition of “pardoning” a turkey?
a. Abraham Lincoln
b. Franklin Roosevelt
c. George H.W. Bush
d. Theodore Roosevelt
Which U.S. President proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26?
a. Herbert Hoover
b. George Washington
c. Abraham Lincoln
d. Ronald Reagan
What professional football team has played on nearly every Thanksgiving Day since 1934?
a. New England Patriots
b. Dallas Cowboys
c. Detroit Lions
d. Jacksonville Jaguars
Which historical event do Americans generally believe their Thanksgiving is modeled on?
a. the treaty that ended King Philip’s War in 1676
b. the day in 1942 that the fourth Thursday in November was designated as Thanksgiving Day
c. a 1621 harvest feast shared by Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people
d. the anniversary of the Martin Frobisher-led expedition celebrating safe passage in 1578
Spurred on by economic reasons, Franklin Roosevelt made what change to Thanksgiving?
a. made it a two-day holiday
b. made it earlier in the year
c. advocated for chicken instead of turkey
d. canceled it
When did Canada’s Parliament establish a national Thanksgiving Day on November 6?
Which of these foods was most likely served at the first Thanksgiving in 1621?
a. candied yams
c. pumpkin pie
d. cranberry sauce
Which U.S. President issued a proclamation designating the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day?
a. Teddy Roosevelt
b. William Howard Taft
c. Franklin D. Roosevelt
d. Herbert Hoover
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises against cooking stuffing inside a turkey.
Where is Thanksgiving celebrated?
a. he United States, Canada, and Great Britain
b. only Canada
c. only the United States
d. the United States and Canada
Whose appearance regularly marks the end of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?
a. Santa Claus
b. Frosty the Snowman
c. the mayor of New York
d. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
The rivalry between which two university teams began the tradition of a Thanksgiving Day football game?
a. Yale and Harvard
b. Harvard and Dartmouth
c. Yale and Princeton
d. Yale and Dartmouth
Besides the United States, what other country celebrates Thanksgiving?
c. Great Britain
Who campaigned for a national Thanksgiving Day amidst pre-Civil War tension?
a. William Lloyd Garrison
b. President Abraham Lincoln
c. Harriet Beecher Stowe
d. Sarah Josepha Hale
Which of these foods was definitely not served at the first Thanksgiving in 1621?
b. mashed potatoes
What Indigenous people participated in the first Thanksgiving of 1621?
Thanksgiving Food Trivia Questions
What decade was the green bean casserole, a Thanksgiving staple in many households, first created?
A. The green bean casserole was created by the Campbell Soup Company and more specifically by Dorcas Reilly.
In what century were the first pumpkin pies as we know them made?
A. Although the pumpkin is native to North America, the pumpkin pie was actually first made in England and Europe.
Which food is traditionally the centerpiece of a Thanksgiving meal?
What is the primary ingredient in cranberry sauce?
What is the name of the sweet, custard-like pie commonly eaten on Thanksgiving?
a. Pumpkin pie
b. Apple pie
c. Pecan pie
d. Chocolate pie
Which Thanksgiving side dish is made from mashed potatoes and milk or cream?
c. Sweet potatoes
d. Mashed potatoes
Which bread product is commonly served during Thanksgiving dinner?
What is the main ingredient in a traditional pecan pie?
What is the traditional seasoning used for roast turkey?
Which fall vegetable is often used in making pumpkin pie?
b. Butternut squash
c. Acorn squash
What is the main ingredient in traditional stuffing?
What is the name of the sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows?
a. Sweet potato casserole
b. Marshmallow delight
c. Yam surprise
d. Sweet potato casserole surprise
Which type of cornbread is often served on Thanksgiving?
a. Honey cornbread
b. Blueberry cornbread
c. Buttermilk cornbread
d. Chocolate cornbread
What is the primary ingredient in gravy?
d. Meat drippings
What is the traditional sauce served with turkey?
a. Barbecue sauce
b. Cranberry sauce
c. Tomato sauce
d. Soy sauce
What is the name of the dish made from bread soaked in a mixture of eggs and milk, then baked?
a. French toast
b. Bread pudding
c. Bread casserole
d. Bread bake
Which spice is commonly used in pumpkin pie?
Which vegetable is commonly used in a Thanksgiving cornucopia?
What is the traditional beverage served with Thanksgiving dinner?
a. Apple cider
b. Orange juice
Should I wash the turkey before cooking it?
Can I thaw a turkey on the counter overnight?
What temperature does turkey need to be cooked to?
A. Turkey should be cooked at a temperature of at least 325º F. Before taking it out of the oven, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature, which should reach 165º F.
How long can leftovers sit out?
A. Don’t leave Thanksgiving food sit out for longer than two hours.
What type of pie is commonly served alongside pumpkin pie?
a. Apple pie
b. Blueberry pie
c. Cherry pie
d. Lemon meringue pie
What type of nuts are commonly used in stuffing?
Which fruit is often used in Thanksgiving fruit salad?
Which herb is commonly used in Thanksgiving cooking?
Which type of pie is traditionally associated with the Pilgrims?
a. Cherry pie
b. Blueberry pie
c. Apple pie
d. Pumpkin pie
What is the traditional type of bread used for making Thanksgiving stuffing?
a. White bread
b. Wheat bread
c. Rye bread
Which vegetable is commonly used in a Waldorf salad, often served on Thanksgiving?
What is the name of the traditional Thanksgiving dessert made from a mix of fruits, nuts, and spices?
b. Nut bread
c. Fruit salad
d. Fruit compote
What is the primary ingredient in sweet potato pie?
a. Sweet potatoes
Which type of mushroom is commonly used in Thanksgiving dishes?
a. Portobello mushroom
b. Shiitake mushroom
c. Button mushroom
d. Morel mushroom
What is the traditional sauce served with ham on Thanksgiving?
a. Mustard sauce
b. Cranberry sauce
c. Barbecue sauce
What is the traditional type of bread used for making Thanksgiving dinner rolls?
a. Sourdough bread
b. Wheat bread
c. Rye bread
d. White bread
Thanksgiving Trivia Questions Multiple Choice
When is thanksgiving celebrated?
a. 1st week of November
b. 1st week of December
c. November 30
d. 4th Thursday of November
Which president declared thanksgiving a holiday?
a. Abraham Lincoln
b. Richard Nixon
c. George Washington
d. Thomas Jefferson
Which president started the tradition of pardoning a turkey?
a. Franklin Roosevelt
b. John F. Kennedy
c. Barack Obama
d. Harry S. Truman
What kind of sport is traditionally watched during thanksgiving?
Where is macy’s thanksgiving parade held?
b. Las Vegas
c. New York
Name this popular thanksgiving food.
a. Roast turkey
b. Roast beef
What do you call a baby turkey?
How many feathers does an average turkey have?
What other country celebrates thanksgiving?
c. United Kingdom
Which department store chain hosted the first thanksgiving parade in 1920?
b. Saks Fifth Avenue
What is the title of this movie, which tells the story of two turkeys going back in time to prevent thanksgiving?
a. Thanksgiving Turkeys
b. Free Birds
c. Seasons of Giving
d. Holiday Birds
What 1947 classic film tells the story of a santa working at macy’s flagship store on 34th street?
a. Miracle on 34th Street
b. Love at the Thanksgiving Parade
c. Home for the Holidays
d. Four Christmases
True or false: the pilgrims did not use forks at the first thanksgiving feast.
What do you call the day after thanksgiving?
a. President’s Day
b. Pilgrim’s Memorial Day
c. Black Friday
d. National Friday
What company makes the traditional thanksgiving green bean casserole?
What are the names of the two turkeys that president george w. Bush received back in 2003?
a. George & Bill
b. Stars & Stripes
c. Biscuit & Gravy
d. Salt & Pepper
People used to believe that pumpkins can cure…
What city is the pumpkin capital of the world?
a. Morton, Illinois
b. Fallbrook, California
c. Blackfoot, Idaho
d. Sebewang, Michigan
What is the second most popular pie during thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving Trivia Questions For Adults
What year was the first Thanksgiving celebrated in America?
In American football, which two college teams traditionally play against each other on Thanksgiving Day?
A. Yale and Harvard
What is the origin of Thanksgiving?
A. Thanksgiving originated as a harvest celebration in 1621 when the Pilgrims and Native Americans came together to give thanks for a successful harvest.
What is the percentage of Americans who eat turkey on Thanksgiving?
A. Over 88%
What is the purpose of the cornucopia in Thanksgiving decor?
A. he cornucopia, also known as the “horn of plenty,” symbolizes abundance and is often filled with fruits, vegetables, and other harvest-related items.
What was the name of the ship that transported the Pilgrims to America?
Which company created the iconic green bean casserole recipe that many people serve during Thanksgiving dinners?
A. Campbell Soup Company
Which Native American leader formed an alliance with the Pilgrims that lasted 50 years?
What is the traditional Thanksgiving song most associated with this time of year?
A. We Gather Together
How many turkeys are prepared for Thanksgiving in America each year?
A. About 46 million.
What percent of Americans skip turkey on Thanksgiving?
A. About 12 percent.
On average, how many people attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade each year?
A. About 3.5 million.
What are most turkey feathers used for after the turkey is plucked?
A. Animal feed.
Easy Thanksgiving Trivia Questions
How long was the first Thanksgiving celebration?
A. Three days.
What year did Adam Sandler release “The Thanksgiving Song?
What seafood was served at the first Thanksgiving feast?
A. Lobster, oysters, fish, and possibly eel.
Who was the first President to pardon a turkey?
A. John F. Kennedy.
When is Thanksgiving in Canada?
A. The second Monday of October.
Which President refused to celebrate Thanksgiving as a national holiday?
A. Thomas Jefferson.
About how many pumpkin pies are consumed every Thanksgiving?
A. About 50 million.
What state raises the most turkeys?
Which president was the first to give a turkey a presidential pardon?
A. Ronald Reagan.
Black Friday is the biggest day of the year for what trade profession?
Sarah Josepha Hale, who campaigned for Thanksgiving to be a national holiday, wrote what famous song?
A. Mary Had a Little Lamb
What turkeys actually gobble?
A. Male turkeys.
When was green bean casserole introduced to Thanksgiving dinners?
In what month did the very first Thanksgiving celebration likely take place?
What is the wobbly red piece of flesh on top of the beak of a turkey?
A. A snood.
What city has the oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade?
Where is the only place in Australia where Thanksgiving is celebrated?
A. Norfolk Island.
Which city’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ends with Santa Claus getting a key to the city?
What happens at Cole’s Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts every Thanksgiving?
A. A “National Day of Mourning” for Native Americans who died at the hand or plague of European settlers.