Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Richard Crammer
Thanksgiving Quiz
by Richard Crammer
Richard Crammer served as the editor at DebtSmart.com for two years.

Thanksgiving is coming up fast. Check your knowledge of this favorite American holiday!

1. When did the event that modern-day Thanksgiving is based on take place?
I don't know!

2. Who were the Pilgrims?
The people who invented feasts of "Thanksgiving".
English Separatists who founded the Plymouth Colony in 1620.
English Settlers who came to the New World to trade with the Native Americans.
All of the above
I don't know!

3. What is the Mayflower Compact?
The name of the what is now regarded as the original Thanksgiving celebration.
A written agreement made by the Pilgrims upon arrival in America to establish their first government.
The name for the first meeting between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans.
I don't know!

4. Did the Pilgrims start the tradition of an annual Thanksgiving celebration?
I don't know!

5. What year was Thanksgiving, as we know it today, first established as a national holiday?
I don't know!

6. Who was Sarah Joespha Hale?
The Pilgrim woman who came up with the idea of having a feast to celebrate the plentiful harvest.
A woman who lobbied to have a national day of thanks in the early 19th century.
The historian who first formulated the idea that the Pilgrims of Plymouth colony started the tradition of a Thanksgiving feast.
I don't know!

7. What was the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America?
The Mayflower
The Speedwell
The Santa Maria
I don't know!

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