23 Nov

Thanksgiving Trivia

Who’s pumped for Thanksgiving?  I know I am. For me, this holiday means a lot of things – it means seeing friends and family, having our Traditional turkey dinner and of course, watching football.

Take the Quiz to see how much you know about the history of Thanksgiving.

  1. When was the first Thanksgiving celebration?
    a) 1492  b) 1567  c) 1621  d) 1777
  2. Where was the turkey first domesticated?
    a) Canada  b) Mexico and Central America  c) New Zealand  d) India
  3. What is a female turkey called?
    a) Rooster  b) Cuckoo  c) Chick  d) Hen
  4. What is a male turkey called?
    a) Larry  b) Clark  c) Harry  d) Tom
  5. What sound does a female turkey make?
    a) gobble  b) cluck  c) chirp  d) peep
  6. What sound does a male turkey make?
    a) gobble  b) click  c) chirp  d) peep
  7. About how many feathers does a mature turkey have?
    a) 1,500  b) 2,000  c) 3,500  d) 5,000
  8. Which state produces the most turkeys annually?
    a) Kansas  b) Ohio  c) Arkansas  d) Minnesota
  9. What Native American tribe celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the colonists?
    a) Wampanoag tribe  b) Sioux tribe  c) Choctaw tribe  d) Arapaho tribe
  10. Approximately what percentage of American homes eats turkey on Thanksgiving?
    a) 49%  b) 67%  c) 82%  d) 90%
  11. Which president attempted to move the Thanksgiving holiday to the fourth Thursday in November to create a longer Christmas shopping season?
    a) Franklin D. Roosevelt  b) Dwight D. Eisenhower  c) Harry S. Truman  d) Gerald R. Ford
  12. Which country consumes the most turkey per year per capita?
    a) The United States  b) Israel  c) Spain  d) The United Kingdom
  13. The first thanksgiving football game was started in 1934 by which team?
    a) Pittsburg Steelers  b) Kansas City Chiefs  c) Detroit Lions
  14. What was the first department store to hold a thanksgiving parade?
    a) Montgomery Ward  b) J.C. Penny’s  c) Gimbel’s  d) Macy’s
  15. Which Town in the United States is not a real town?
    a) Turkey Texas  b) Turkey Creek Louisiana  c) Turkey North Carolina  d) Turkey Feather New Mexico

The real meaning of Thanksgiving is Gratitude. Giving thanks is one of the easiest and most rewarding virtues we can cultivate – just two simple words brings out the best in us – let’s be honest, there’s nothing like saying “Thank You” and really meaning it.

As Americans, we have so much to be thankful for. I know this Thanksgiving, from my every corner of my being, I’m going to give thanks to my Family, my Friends, my Great Patients, my Staff and the men and woman that fight for our country and our freedom.  I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year as well.

You might want to check out our Black Friday Specials at the bottom of this email.  Oh, I almost forgot, here are the answers to the Thanksgiving Trivia questions.  What was your score?

Answers To The Trivia

  1. (c) 1621
  2.  (b) Mexico and Central America
  3. (d) Hen
  4. (d) Tom
  5. (b) Cluck
  6. (a) Gobble
  7. (c) 3,500
  8. (d) Minnesota
  9. (a) Wampanoag tribe
  10. (d) 90%
  11. (a) Franklin D. Roosevelt
  12. (b) Israel
  13. (c) Detroit lions (they played the Chicago bears)
  14. (c) Gimbel’s  in Philadelphia 1920
  15. (d) Turkey Feather New Mexico

Have A Safe and Happy Thanksgiving,

Kathleen Stegman, Ed.D, RN.