Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Trivia and Giveaway by Linda Andrews

Thanksgiving Trivia
1. In the United States, in what current state was the 'First Thanksgiving' traditionally believed to be held?
a. Virginia
b. Texas
c. Florida
d. Massachusetts
2. Who is usually credited with making Thanksgiving an official federal holiday in the US?
a. George Washington
b. Thomas Jefferson
c. Abraham Lincoln
d. George Bush
3. In what year, did Canada proclaim the second Monday in October as Thanksgiving Day?
a. 1890
b. 1914
c. 1945
d. 1957
4. Which fruit can trace their roots to North American soil?
a. Cranberry
b. Strawberry
c. Blackberry
d. Raspberry
5. When were the settlers in Plymouth Colony first called 'pilgrims'?
a. 1492
b. 1525
c. 1620
d. 1657
6. The Pilgrims of Plymouth colony only wore black and white clothing.
a. True
b. False
7. Where did the Mayflower sail from?
a. England
b. Holland
c. France
d. Massachusetts
8. Where was the Mayflower supposed to land?
a. Massachusetts
b. Florida
c. Texas
d. Virginia
9 When was the first NFL football game played on Thanksgiving Day in the US?
a. 1929
b. 1934
c. 1936
d. 1942
10. Which city claims the oldest Thanksgiving Parade in the US?
a. New York (Macy's)
b. Detroit (America's)
c. Philadelphia (6abc Dunkin' Donuts)
d. Washington (Abraham Lincoln's)
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Answers: 1. d, traditionally, but there are thanksgiving ceremonies documented in all of the states listed with those held by Spain (Texas and Florida) being dated the earliest. 2. c Abraham proclaimed the holiday 1863, during the US Civil War. 3. d 1957 although not all provinces celebrate the holiday. 4. a. Originally called a craneberry by pilgrims because the pink flowers resembled the bill of cranes. 5. c. The first record was in Of Plymouth Plantation in 1620. 6. b. The Pilgrims wore black and gray clothing on Sunday, but their everyday clothing was colorful. 7. a. Plymouth, England 8. d. Jamestown, Virginia 9. b. between the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears 10. c. Philadelphia's is 4 years older than both New York's and Detroit's. I made up d because I write fiction:D


  1. A pretty cover and interesting game. All the best for you Linda.

  2. Thanks for hosting me, JoAnne. Some of the answers I knew but some of the others I didn't.

  3. Although I watched the special on the history of Thanksgiving last night on the History Channel, I don't have all the answers. Thanks, Linda, for making us think. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! :-)

    1. Thanks Vijaya. It was fun to learn all the things I didn't know.

  4. Hi Linda, interesting interview, Love your cover. Good luck with sales :)

  5. Thanks Jbiggar. I love the cover too.

  6. Wishing you much success with your new novel, Linda! Best wishes and happy holidays!

  7. Good questions and the 10th was tricky since most folks have heard that Lincoln was "the founder of the feast" so they would naturally think it was Washington D.C. during Lincoln's Presidency that held the first parade. Fiction writers are just too cool! (-:

    1. Thanks Vamp Writer, had to throw in a tricky one just for fun:D

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