19+ Thanksgiving Trivia Questions and Answers

A good Thanksgiving feast, time with family and friends, and watching Thanksgiving parade. All these make for a memorable Thanksgiving day. But there is so much that people all across the United States and North America might not have known about Thanksgiving that could blow your mind. So together, we look at the most common trivia around Thanksgiving tradition, Thanksgiving dinner facts, and all fun facts around U S behaviors and beliefs around one of the most popular

Thanksgiving Trivia

Did you know some of these trivia and facts about Thanksgiving and other Thanksgiving-related things?

  • More than 6 in 10 Americans actually enjoy the thanksgiving leftovers more than the meals themselves.
  • A Thanksgiving celebration costs up around $53 for 10 people in 2021.
  • Recipes for Mashed Potatoes date as far back as 1771.
  • Thomas Jefferson opposed the idea of making Thanksgiving a national day of celebration.

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Thanksgiving Trivia Questions and Answers

After you’ve dug into all that Turkey, Green Bean Casserole, and Pumpkin Pie, get around and challenge a friend or two to Thanksgiving trivia challenge! Here are some Thanksgiving questions and their respective answers.

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What is a baby turkey called?▶ Poult or chick
Which famous writer campaigned to make Thanksgiving a national holiday?▶ Sarah Josepha Hale. She also wrote “Mary Had a Little Lamb”
In which American city is The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade held?▶ New York City
Who performed the country track “Thanksgiving Song” released in 2008?▶ Mary Chapin Carpenter
Which Thursday is Thanksgiving Day celebrated?▶ fourth Thursday
Who made the Presidential Proclamation moving Thanksgiving to the second to last Thursday of November?▶ Franklin D Roosevelt
When was the National Turkey Federation founded?▶ 1973
Which colony is most popular thought to have celebrated the first Thanksgiving with a Native American tribe?▶ Plymouth Colony
What state is Plymouth Rock located in?▶ Massachusetts
What’s the 1973 classic Snoopy-based cartoon released with a Thanksgiving theme?▶ A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Which song did James Lord Pierpont originally write for Thanksgiving but became a widely known Christmas song instead?▶ “Jingle Bells”
What food trend did one 260 tons thanksgiving meal order mishap inspire? ▶ Frozen TV dinners
Are male Turkeys or female Turkeys more commonly prepared on Thanksgiving?▶ Female turkeys or hens are more common
On October 3, 1789, which president issued a proclamation designating for “the People of the United States a day of public thanks-giving” and paved the way for Thanksgiving day?▶ George Washington
In 1863, which U.S. President declared that the last Thursday in November should be celebrated as Thanksgiving?▶ Abraham Lincoln
What day is Thanksgiving celebrated in Canada?▶ The second Monday of October

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Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.

Tim has been a trivia host in his current hometown of Pittsburgh for the past two years. He enjoys hanging out with people who love trivia just as much as he does.

His friends call him the Question Master.

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