Thanksgiving is a truly American holiday. Families get together for dinner and fun. Most people know the origin of Thanksgiving, but most do not know all the facts and trivia associated with Thanksgiving. Today's post shares Thanksgiving trivia & facts through a fun multiple-choice quiz that you can use around the fireplace or dining table. 

My Thanksgiving Quiz for YOU!

Start a new Thanksgiving tradition by having fun with these Thanksgiving trivia questions and answers. Simply cut them out, and place them in a basket or bag. Have your family members and guests divide into pairs or teams and see who can answer the most questions correctly.

Multiple Choice Thanksgiving Trivia Questions:

Thanksgiving occurs on the:

  • Fourth Thursday in November
  • Third Thursday in November
  • November 26 each year

The first Thanksgiving lasted:

  • One day
  • Two days
  • Three days

Which of the following was NOT served at the Pilgrims Thanksgiving meal?

  • Cranberries, corn, and mashed potatoes
  • Rabbit, chicken, wild turkey, and dried fruit
  • Venison (deer meat), fish, goose

Which Indian tribe taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land and were invited to the Thanksgiving meal?

  • Apache
  • Wampanoag
  • Cherokee

Approximately how many turkeys are eaten each year on Thanksgiving in the United States?

  • 100 million
  • 280 million
  • 500 million

Which southern state was the first to adopt a Thanksgiving Day in 1855?

  • South Carolina
  • Virginia
  • Georgia

What is a snood?

  • The loose skin under a male turkey’s neck.
  • A hat worn by a Pilgrim
  • A hot cider drink served at Thanksgiving.

What utensil was not used by the Pilgrims to eat Thanksgiving dinner?

  • Knife
  • Fork
  • Spoon

The best place to put the meat thermometer in the turkey is:

  • The breast
  • The middle of the back
  • The thigh

Which president is believed to be the first to pardon a turkey and start this annual tradition?

  • President Lincoln in 1863
  • President Roosevelt in 1939
  • President Harry Truman in 1947

The Pilgrims came to the New world seeking religious freedom and were also called:

  • The Puritans because they wanted to purify the teachings and ceremonies of the Church of England.
  • The Great Explorers
  • The Wanderers

Today, our Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday of November because

  • It is the date the Pilgrims landed in the New World.
  • This was the date set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 and approved by Congress in 1941.
  • It was the date people voted to have it on.

What is a baby turkey called?

  • A chick
  • A nestling
  • A poult

It has been estimated that how many Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving.

  • 88%
  • 50%
  • 75%

A full grown turkey has about how many feathers?

  • A million
  • Too many to count!
  • 3,500

Answers to The Above:

  1. 1
  2. 3
  3. 1
  4. 2
  5. 2
  6. 2
  7. 1
  8. 2
  9. 3
  10. 3
  11. 1
  12. 2
  13. 3
  14. 1
  15. 3

We hope that you and yours truly enjoy a restful, peaceful and joyous Thanksgiving no matter what you're doing!