Thanksgiving Trivia

50 Trivia Questions & Answers

Gather around the turkey! It's time to look at some Thanksgiving trivia. Check out this quiz around Thanksgiving questions and answers. Look at some thanksgiving facts, history, traditions, food, and so on. Ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with a trivia challenge. Let's get to it!

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How long was the first Thanksgiving celebration?

3 Days Click to see the answer

What was the first Thanksgiving celebrated for?

A three day harvest festival

What kind of food was served at the first Thanksgiving?

Venison and duck

Who was the first president to pardon a turkey?

Harry Truman

What is the name of the woman who wrote “Mary Had A Little Lamb”?

Sarah Josepha Hale

What is the name of the organization that sends a ceremonial turkey to the president each year?

The National Turkey Federation

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When was green bean casserole introduced to Thanksgiving dinners?

1955 Click to see the answer

During which Revolutionary War battle did troops have a day of Thanksgiving?

The Battle of Saratoga

What wasn't part of the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?


What city has the oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade?


Black Friday isn't the only holiday the day after Thanksgiving. What's the other?

Native American Heritage Day

When was the first Thanksgiving NFL game?


How long is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route?

2.5 miles

How many passengers were on the Mayflower?


When did the Mayflower officially depart England for America?

September 6, 1620

What household danger triples on Thanksgiving?

Home fires

Which Founding Father once proclaimed, “No citizen of the U.S. shall refrain from turkey on Thanksgiving Day”?

Alexander Hamilton

What are the three most-disliked Thanksgiving foods?

cranberry sauce

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A Thanksgiving turkey mix-up inspired what popular meal trend?

Frozen TV dinners Click to see the answer

What percentage of Americans actually eat turkey on Thanksgiving?


What is the name of an American fiddle song featuring a turkey often played at Thanksgiving parties?

“Turkey in the Straw”

How heavy was the heaviest turkey ever recorded?

86 pounds

How many runners participated in America’s first turkey trot?


According to Americans, what's the best part of Thanksgiving?

The leftovers

How many calls does the Butterball turkey talk line get each year?


According to Henry Ward Beecher, what slays thanksgiving?


What is another name for cranberries?


How long can a turkey live and at what age are they slaughtered for food?

15 years

What state consumes the most turkey every Thanksgiving?


When did canned cranberries first come about?


The Campbell Soup Company invented which staple of the Thanksgiving dinner in 1955?

Green bean casserole

What U.S. city calls itself the Pumpkin Capital of the World?

Morton, Illinois

What movie centers around two turkeys traveling back in time to prevent Thanksgiving?

Free Birds

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How many women were at the very first Thanksgiving celebration?

5 Click to see the answer

Which Native American friend to the settlers acted as an interpreter?


What were the passengers of the Mayflower called?


What is the name of the loose red appendage on the underside of a turkey’s beak and neck?


Which President received a live raccoon as a Thanksgiving present?

Calvin Coolidge

What culture produced the idea of the cornucopia, the horn of plenty?

Greek Culture

A religious group that would later be known as the Pilgrims left England to practice their religion freely. Where did they go?

Leiden, Holland

Back in the early 1620’s, the pilgrims celebrated a “Day of Humiliation.” What did they do on that day?

Prayed and fasted

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What is the primary function of the Butterball Turkey Hotline?

To answer questions about cooking turkeys Click to see the answer

What's the only area in Australia to celebrate Thanksgiving?

Norfolk Island

What food did the colonists and Native Americans not have at the first Thanksgiving?


What area of Massachusetts still looks just like it did in the 17th century?

Plymouth, Massachusetts

Which President refused to celebrate Thanksgiving as a national holiday?

Thomas Jefferson

What Native American tribe celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims?

The Wampanoag

In what month did the very first Thanksgiving celebration likely took place?


When was the first Turkey Trot?


When is Thanksgiving in Canada?

Second Monday in October

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