LivePolls Thanksgiving trivia questions

Top 20 most intriguing Thanksgiving trivia questions to ask using LivePolls

Welcome to our Thanksgiving trivia quiz! Test your knowledge of the history and traditions of this beloved American holiday. From the beginning of the United States to modern day customs, see if you can answer our questions on the origins and customs of Thanksgiving. So get ready put your knowledge to the test and enjoy the challenge of this Thanksgiving trivia quiz!

1) Who wrote the song "Alice's Restaurant"?

  • Bob Dylan
  • Elvis Presley
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Johnny Cash

2) What is the traditional main course served at Thanksgiving?

  • Turkey
  • Beef
  • Ham
  • Chicken

3) What day is typically associated with the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States?

  • Friday
  • Monday
  • Saturday
  • Thursday

4) What vegetable is typically served at Thanksgiving?

  • Zucchini
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Corn

5) What is another name for "mashed potatoes"?

  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Stuffed Potatoes
  • Mashed Yam
  • Gratin Potatoes

6) What is the name of the Pilgrims' ship which brought them to America in 1620?

  • Mayflower
  • Nina
  • Endeavour
  • Pinta

7) What is the name of the Native American tribe which helped the Pilgrims survive their first winter in America?

  • Cherokee
  • Apache
  • Sioux
  • Wampanoag

8) Who proclaimed America's first Thanksgiving in 1621?

  • William Bradford
  • John Winthrop
  • Patrick Henry
  • Benjamin Franklin

9) What type of bird is typically served at Thanksgiving?

  • Duck
  • Chicken
  • Goose
  • Turkey

10) What type of squash is traditionally served at Thanksgiving?

  • Butternut Squash
  • Acorn Squash
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Pumpkin

11) Who famously starred in the movie "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving"?

  • Tom Hanks
  • Charlie Brown
  • Adam Sandler
  • Robin Williams

12) What is a traditional side dish served at Thanksgiving?

  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Lasagna
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Sheppard's Pie

13) What is the traditional dessert served at Thanksgiving?

  • Brownies
  • Pecan Pie
  • Apple Pie
  • Chocolate Cake

14) What is the name of the Pilgrim leader who signed the Mayflower Compact?

  • William Brewster
  • John Smith
  • William Bradford
  • Thomas Paine

15) What year is generally accepted as the first Thanksgiving in America?

  • 1620
  • 1776
  • 1676
  • 1789

16) Why did the Pilgrims leave England and come to America?

  • To explore the new land
  • For religious freedom
  • To escape poverty
  • To seek fame and fortune

17) What type of nut is typically used in pies served at Thanksgiving?

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts

18) What kind of stuffing is commonly served at Thanksgiving?

  • Cornbread
  • Sausage
  • Rice
  • Apple

19) What type of cranberry sauce is often served at Thanksgiving?

  • Whole Berry
  • Jellied
  • Spicy
  • Sweet

20) What other holiday do Americans celebrate on the same day as Thanksgiving?

  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Christmas
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Memorial Day

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