Make way for the Best Thanksgiving Trivia for Kids ever! Sure to add excitement to your turkey day celebrations, these Fun Thanksgiving Questions and Answers will hook everyone from kids to adults.
This ultimate list of 80 Trivia Questions for Thanksgiving makes for a great conversation starter around the Thanksgiving Dinner table and is a fun way to spend quality family time.
These Thanksgiving Trivia Facts will test your knowledge about Thanksgiving History, Traditions, Parades, food and much more to make your holiday extra special.
- Thanksgiving History Trivia Questions
- Thanksgiving Traditions Trivia For Family
- Fun Thanksgiving Trivia Questions For Kids
- Thanksgiving Food Trivia with Answers
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These Thanksgiving fun facts will get everyone scratching their heads and enjoying the cherished family time together!
Grab the Free Thanksgiving Trivia Printable (pdf) at the end of the page. These Thanksgiving Trivia Questions for students will keep your class entertained and warm them up for holiday.
Thanksgiving History Trivia For Family
Dig into the history of this beloved November Holiday with this Thanksgiving quiz. These Thanksgiving trivia questions with answers are a fun way to learn the history of the holiday and sneak in cool facts about Thanksgiving.
1. When was the first Thanksgiving celebration? Answer: November, 1621
2. The first Thanksgiving meal was shared with which Native American tribe? Answer: Wampanoag
3. How long did the first Thanksgiving celebrations last? Answer: Three days!
4. Which country did the pilgrims belong to? Answer: England
5. What was the name of the ship the Pilgrims boarded from England? Answer: Mayflower
6. How many pilgrims boarded the ship from England? Answer: 101
7. Where did the Mayflower first land in America? Answer: Cape Cod, which is now known as Provincetown, Massachusetts.
8. How long did the Mayflower voyage last? Answer: 66 days
9. Where did the Pilgrims get off from Mayflower: Answer: Plymouth, Massachusetts
10. Where was Mayflower originally supposed to land? Answer: Present day New York
11. How many pilgrims survived the first winter of Plymouth? Answer: Only 53 out of 101!
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12. Who were originally the Pilgrims? Answer: Pilgrims were English Protestants, called purists, who wanted to move away from the English Church.
13. Where was the first Thanksgiving celebrated? Answer: Southeastern Massachusetts and Eastern Rhode Island.
14. Who helped pilgrims grow corn and learn how to take care of fields? Answer: Squanto.
15. What was the idea behind the Thanksgiving celebrations? Answer: To give thanks for blessings of the past year and celebrate this year’s harvest.
16. When did Thanksgiving become the official American holiday? Answer: 1863
17. Which American President declared Thanksgiving an official U.S holiday? Answer: President Abraham Lincoln
18. Who campaigned to make Thanksgiving an annual national holiday in the U.S? Answer: Sarah Josepha Hale – a magazine editor.
19. Which magazine’s editor was Sarah Joseph? Answer: Godey’s Lady’s Book
20. Which Wampanoag leader helped forge an alliance between the pilgrims and the Native American tribe? Answer: Massasoit
21. Which was the first American state to recognize Thanksgiving as a Holiday? Answer: New York
22. In which year did New York declare Thanksgiving an annual holiday? Answer: 1817
23. Who is known as the Mother of Thanksgiving? Answer: Sarah Josepha Hale
24. Which city hosted the first Thanksgiving parade? Answer: Philadelphia
25. Who organised the first Thanksgiving parade and when? Answer: Gimbel Brothers Department in 1920
26. When did the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade start? Answer: November 27, 1924
27. What does cornucopia symbolise? Answer: Abundance
28. Which American President did not endorse the idea of Thanksgiving holiday? Answer: Thomas Jefferson
29. What is the other name for cornucopia? Answer: Thorn of Abundance
30. Which American President declared Thanksgiving as the fourth Thursday of November? Answer: Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Thanksgiving Traditions Trivia Questions For Kids
Indulge in a fun session of Thanksgiving Trivia game while you eat your heart out! These Thanksgiving Trivia questions about traditions are a great way to spend quality family time while soaking up so many cool Thanksgiving facts.
31. Which American President first pardoned the White House Thanksgiving turkey? Answer: John F Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.
32. Watching which sport on Thanksgiving day has become almost a tradition with most American households? Answer: National Football League
33. When did the first Thanksgiving Day football game take place? Answer: 1869
34. When did the tradition of Turkey Pardoning start? Answer: 1989
35. Who started the annual Turkey Pardon tradition? Answer: George H. W. Bush
36. Which is the most popular Thanksgiving Parade? Answer: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
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37. The tradition of celebrating thanksgiving with friends a day before or after the actual Thanksgiving is called? Answer: Friendsgiving
38. Which popular race is held on Thanksgiving day? Answer: Turkey Trot
39. When did the tradition of Turkey Trot begin? Answer: 1896
40. Where was the first Turkey Trot held? Answer: Buffalo, New York
41. Which city holds the largest Turkey Trot race? Answer: Dallas, Texas
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42. What day comes after Thanksgiving day? Answer: Black Friday
43. When were balloons added to Macy’s Thanksgiving parade? Answer: 1927
44. Which Thanksgiving Day Parade ends with the Mayor giving Santa Claus the key to the city? Answer: Detroit’s Thanksgiving Parade
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45. How many participants were there in the first turkey trot race? Answer: Six
Fun Thanksgiving Trivia And Answers For Family
Believe it or not, but Turkey Day comes with its own crazy and fun facts! If your elders were able to navigate History & Traditions Thanksgiving Trivia, we insist you try your luck with these funny ones.
They are just the right Thanksgiving questions for students and are sure to get your class excited and learning cool Thanksgiving facts!
46. How many calls does the Butterball Turkey talk line get on Thanksgiving Day for advice on cooking Turkey? Answer: Nearly 15000
47. What day is Canadian Thanksgiving celebrated? Answer: Second Monday of October
48. Which profession has their busiest day right after Thanksgiving? Answer: Plumbing
49. Who is the first video game character to feature in Macy’s Thanksgiving parade? Answer: Sonic The Hedgehog
50. How many Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving? Answer: 88%
51. Which American town cancelled Thanksgiving because they couldn’t make pumpkin pie? Answer: Colchester Town, Connecticut.
52. How much did the world’s heaviest dressed turkey weigh? Answer: 86lbs!
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53. Which American state raises the most turkeys? Answer: Minnesota
54. How many spectators attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade each year on an average? Answer: More than 3 million!
55. How many participants are there in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Answer: More than 8000!
56. How long is Macy’s Thanksgiving parade route? Answer: 2.5 miles
57. Where is the Pilgrim Monument located? Answer: Provincetown, Massachusetts.
58. Which American President received a live raccoon as a Thanksgiving gift? Answer: Calvin Coolidge
59. Which part of Australia celebrates Thanksgiving? Answer: Norfolk Island
60. How many calories does an average American eat on Thanksgiving? Answer: Nearly 3500 calories
61. How much does the average Thanksgiving turkey weigh? Answer: 15 lbs
Thanksgiving Food Trivia & Answers
You cannot possibly miss this category of Thanksgiving Trivia for kids & family! After all, Thanksgiving is synonymous with a big, sumptuous feast!
Get beyond gobbling all the food and test your smarts with these Food Thanksgiving Quiz questions and be prepared to be bloated (pun intended!) with information.
62. When was green bean casserole introduced to Thanksgiving dinners? Answer: 1955.
63. Which state consumes the most turkey every Thanksgiving? Answer: California
64. Which is the most popular pie for Thanksgiving feast? Answer: Pumpkin Pie!
65. How many pumpkin pies are baked on thanksgiving? Answer: More than 50 million!
66. How many turkeys are eaten on thanksgiving? Answer: 46 million
67. Which American state produces the most cranberries? Answer: Wisconsin
68. How much cranberry sauce is consumed on Thanksgiving? Answer: Nearly 80 million pounds!
69. How many Americans prefer Thanksgiving leftovers to Thanksgiving dinner? Answer: 79%
70. When was the first pumpkin pie invented? Answer: Around 1650
71. Who is credited with inventing Pumpkin Pie? Answer: French chef François Pierre La Varenne
72. How much did the world’s largest pumpkin pie weigh? Answer: A massive 3700 lbs with a diameter of 20 feet!
73. Which sauce is traditionally made on thanksgiving? Answer: Cranberry Sauce
74. Which US state produces the most potatoes? Answer: Idaho
75. Which American state produces the most sweet potatoes? Answer: North Carolina
76. How much potato is purchased for Thanksgiving? Answer: Nearly 250 million lbs
77. The act of napping after eating a big thanksgiving meal is called? Answer: Food coma or Turkey coma
78. Which tradition is associated with wishes coming true on Thanksgiving? Answer: Breaking a Wishbone
79. Popular Thanksgiving dish of chicken stuffed into duck, which is stuffed into turkey is called? Answer: Turducken
80. Who made the first Turducken? Answer: Paul Prudhomme – a Cajun chef
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1. The first Thanksgiving meal was shared with which native American tribe? Wampanoag
2. Which country did the pilgrims belong to? England
3. When did Thanksgiving become the official American holiday? In 1863
4. Who is known as the Mother of Thanksgiving? Sarah Josepha Hale
5. What day comes after Thanksgiving day? Black Friday
6. Where is the Pilgrim Monument located? Provincetown, Massachusetts.
7. Which state consumes the most turkey every Thanksgiving? California
Below are some fun and easy thanksgiving trivia for kids:
1. Which is the most popular pie for Thanksgiving feast? Pumpkin Pie!
2. Which popular race is held on Thanksgiving day? Turkey Trot
3. Which sauce is traditionally made on thanksgiving? Cranberry Sauce
4. What day is Canadian Thanksgiving celebrated? Second Monday of October
5. The act of napping after eating a big thanksgiving meal is called? Food coma or Turkey coma
6. Popular Thanksgiving dish of chicken stuffed into duck, which is stuffed into turkey is called? Turducken
7. Which is the most popular Thanksgiving Parade? Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade