Believe me it’s Fall. I almost drowned in leaves this morning. I noticed my neighbor raked all his leaves into a hill. Now what is he going to do? Wait for them to blow over into my yard I guess. I love this time of year and the trees are so pretty in all the fall colors. Fall of course means Thanksgiving is not far away. (Although you wonder, when you see all the Christmas decorations in the stores, if they skipped Thanksgiving). What do you really know about Thanksgiving? Here is a quiz you might try.
1. What year did the Pilgrims have their first Thanksgiving Feast?
2. What type of meat was probably NOT on the Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving menu?
3. The Horn of Plenty, which symbolizes abundance, is also called what?
A. Shell plate
B. Harvest Basket
C. Fruit basket
E. Bushel basket
4. In 1676, a day of thanksgiving was proclaimed to take place during what month?
5. What president didn’t like the idea of having a national Thanksgiving Day?
6. Who is credited with leading the crusade to establish Thanksgiving Day?
A. Ann Lincoln
B. Sarah Josepha Hale
C. Sarah Lee
D. Sarah Todd
E. Sarah Marshall
7. Which vegetable or fruit was NOT on the menu at the first thanksgiving feast in 1621?
8. Which president moved the date of Thanksgiving twice?
A. F. D. Roosevelt
C. Teddy Roosevelt
9. The reason Thanksgiving was moved up a week was…
A. because the Plymouth people wanted it moved
B. to lengthen the Christmas shopping season
C. waiting for Fall vegetables
D. to put it in line with the original Thanksgiving ceremony
E. so it would be during warmer weather
10. When Congress made Thanksgiving an official holiday, they set the date as…
A. the third Thursday in November
B. the fourth Thursday in November
C. the last Thursday in November
D. November 24
E. the second Monday in October
answers (1.B, 2.A, 3.D, 4.B, 5.C. 6.B, 7.E, 8.A, 9.B, 10.B)