210+ Thanksgiving Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Did you know that the average number of calories consumed on Thanksgiving day is 4,500? Shocking right?  We bet you think, with all the foods you eat, you’ve already surpassed this number in all thanksgiving celebrations.

What was your last thanksgiving holiday like? Oh! You just cannot forget how your favorite uncle walked in with a huge turkey and several bottles of wine to mark the day.  It must have been a fun-filled extravagant feast!

Just like Halloween, Thanksgiving day is one of the most famous and oldest American holidays. It is basically time to get together with friends and family, dining and winning, watching football, and doing all other fun activities you can think of.

Thanksgiving Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers – Suitable Games For Kids & Adults in 2022 and 2023

However, how much do you know about this day? From its history, movies, foods associated with the holiday, which day it is celebrated, to why we celebrate it and so much more?

We have compiled some thanksgiving trivia questions to help you understand and develop a greater sense of appreciation for this day.

Let’s stuff that turkey and get rolling, it will be fun!


1. How long was the first Thanksgiving celebration?

Three days


2. Thanksgiving occurs on which day?

Fourth Thursday in November


3. What Motivated The Pilgrims To Come To America?

Religious Freedom


4. What meats were served at the first Thanksgiving celebration?

Venison, swan, duck and goose


5. The first Thanksgiving day lasted for how many days?

Three days


6. What Part Of a Turkey Is Saved And Snapped As A Superstitious Good Luck Custom?

The wishbone


7. What seafood was served at the first Thanksgiving feast?

Lobster, oysters, fish and possibly eel


8. Which Indian tribe taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land and were invited to the Thanksgiving meal?



9. Thanksgiving Is A Day Of Giving Thanks For The Blessing Of What?

The harvest and the preceding year


10. Who was the first President to pardon a turkey?

John F. Kennedy


11. Approximately how many turkeys are eaten each year on Thanksgiving in the United States?

280 million


12. What Other Country Celebrates Its Own Version Of Thanksgiving – Sometimes Called L’action De Graces – On The Second Monday Of October?



13. Which President made turkey pardoning an annual event?

George H.W. Bush


14. Which southern state was the first to adopt a Thanksgiving Day in 1855?



15. Which Country Consumes The Most Turkey Per Year Per Capita?



16. How much did the world’s most expensive Thanksgiving dinner on record cost?

$150,000 at New York City’s Old Homestead Steakhouse


17. What is a snood?

The loose skin under a male turkey’s neck


18. What Amino Acid Can Be Found In Turkey?



19. When was the first Thanksgiving football game?



20. Which utensil was not used by the Pilgrims to eat Thanksgiving dinner?



21. Which injury is related to Thanksgiving Day?

Mishandling of knives


22. When was the first Thanksgiving NFL game?



23. The best place to put the meat thermometer in the turkey is?

The thigh


24. Who Thought That The Concept Of Thanksgiving Was The Most Ridiculous Idea they’ve Ever Heard?


25. Who was the first President to receive a ceremonial Thanksgiving Turkey?

Harry S. Truman


26. The Pilgrims came to the New World seeking religious freedom and were also called?

The Puritans


27. Who Campaigned For Years To Make Thanksgiving A National Holiday?

Sarah Joseph Hale


28. How many women were at the very first Thanksgiving celebration?



29. Why is Thanksgiving celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November?

It was set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 and approved by Congress in 1941


30. The First Television Broadcast Of A Thanksgiving Day Football Game Was In The Year?



31. Which President made Thanksgiving a permanent national holiday?


32. What is a baby turkey called?

A poult


33. What Was The Name Of The Ship The Pilgrims Traveled On?

The Mayflower


34. Which President declared two Thanksgivings in one year?

James Madison


35. It has been estimated that how many Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving?



36. Where was the first Thanksgiving celebrated?



37. Which President tried to make Thanksgiving the third Thursday in November to help boost the economy for the holiday season?


38. A full-grown turkey has about how many feathers?



39. Which Sauce Is traditionally used for Thanksgiving Celebrations?

Cranberry Sauce


40. Which President received a live raccoon as a Thanksgiving present?

Calvin Coolidge


41. What part of the turkey is called a wattle?

The bit of red flesh right under the beak


42. The Oldest Harvest Celebration, Makahiki Lasts For How Many Months?

4 months


43. Which Native American friend to the settlers acted as an interpreter?



44. Which State raises the highest Number of Turkeys?



45. Who Was The Chief Of The Wampanoag?



46. In what month did the very first Thanksgiving celebration likely take place?



47. What Meat was brought to the first Thanksgiving by the native Americans?

A Deer


48. What Protein Source Do Scholars Believe Was Featured At The Very First Thanksgiving Celebration?



49. How many turkeys are prepared for Thanksgiving in America each year?

About 46 million

50. Which food was ever-present at the first Thanksgiving but is seldom eaten at Thanksgiving now?



51. Can You Name The Only Place In Australia Which Celebrates Thanksgiving?

Norfolk Island


52. What percent of Americans skip turkey on Thanksgiving?

About 12 percent


53. In what decade was the Thanksgiving staple, green bean casserole, first created?

The 1950s


54. What State Produces The Most Cranberries?



55. When was the first Turkey Trot?



54. Which culture Birthed the idea of the horn of plenty, cornucopia?

Greek culture


55. The Internal Organs Of A Store-Bought Turkey Are Usually Found In A Small Bag Inside The Bird. What Is The Collective Name For The Organs?



56. Where was the first Turkey Trot?

Buffalo, New York


57. What do Koreans cook during Chuseok, their Thanksgiving?

Rice cakes


58. A Turkey Below Sixteen Weeks Of Age Is Called A?



59. How many Americans prefer Thanksgiving leftovers to Thanksgiving dinner?

About 80 percent


60. To whom are drawings given by children in Japan during their labor Thanksgiving?

The president


61. What Dance Form Is Dedicated To The Name Of The Turkey?

Turkey trot


62. When is Thanksgiving celebrated in Canada?

The second Monday in October


63. When was the first-ever Thanksgiving NFL game played?



64. According To The Guinness Book Of Records, The Heaviest Turkey On Record Weighs?

86 pounds


65. About how many pumpkin pies are consumed every Thanksgiving?

About 50 million


66. Canada also has Thanksgiving. They have their holiday on the second Monday in October. True or False?



67. Korean Thanksgiving Festivals Lasts For How Many Days?



68. What happens at Cole’s Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts every Thanksgiving?

A “National Day of Mourning” for Native Americans who died at the hand or plague of European settlers


69. All turkeys can fly. True or False?



70. Black Friday is the biggest day of the year for what trade profession?



71. The Pilgrims only “celebrated” three days – the Sabbath, fast days, and days of thanksgiving.



72. Which Founding Father Wanted The Turkey To Be America’s National Bird?


73. Do Americans prefer apple pie or pumpkin pie?

Apple pie


74. All turkeys gobble. True or False?

False, only male ones gobble


75. Who Were The Two Astronauts That Ate a Turkey After Walking On The Moon?

Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin


76. Sarah Josepha Hale, who campaigned for Thanksgiving to be a national holiday, wrote what famous song?

“Mary Had a Little Lamb”


77. The first department store to hold a Thanksgiving parade was Macy’s. True or False?

False, It was Gimbel’s


78. What Holiday Did Some Native Americans Begin Observing Instead Of Thanksgiving In 1970?

Day of Mourning


79. When was green bean casserole introduced to Thanksgiving dinners?



80. More than half of the people in the Plymouth colony died that winter of 1621. True or False?



81. What Critically Acclaimed ’80s Movie Is Reported To Have A Deleted Scene With Friends Preparing Thanksgiving Dinner Together?

The Big Chill


82. During which Revolutionary War battle did troops have a day of Thanksgiving?

The Battle of Saratoga


83. Every year the President of the United States pardons a turkey, who spends the rest of its life on a historical farm. True or False?



84. Where Were The Pardoned Turkeys Sent To From 1989 To 2004?

Frying Pan Farm Park


85. What city has the oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade?



86. Cranberries are tasted to see if they are sweet enough to harvest. True or False?

False, they are bounced


87. Which President Delivered A Series Of Eight Thanksgiving Day Messages To The Country?


88. Which city’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ends with Santa Claus getting a key to the city?



89. President Calvin Coolidge was given a live Raccoon as a Thanksgiving present. True or False?



90. In 1982, This Brand Introduced A Stuffing Meant To Be Paired With Turkey.

Stove Top


91. What 18-minute monologue is performed on many rock and classic rock stations every Thanksgiving?

Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant”


92. The most popular alternative to turkey on Thanksgiving is Ham. True or False?



93. What Is The American Folk Song About Gathering For Thanksgiving?

We gather together


94. What year did Adam Sandler release “The Thanksgiving Song?”



95. What Is the name of Darrell Scott’s Thanksgiving Song?

The Day Before Thanksgiving


96. What year did the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade first have balloons?



97. Which Christmas Song Was Originally Composed For Thanksgiving?


98. On average, how many people attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade each year?

About 3.5 million


99. What Is Director Judd Apatow’s Longest Film?

100. How many people participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade each year?

About 8,000


101. What Prime-Time TV Special Originally Aired On CBS On November 20, 1973, And Won An Emmy Award In 1974?

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving


102. Black Friday isn’t the only holiday the day after Thanksgiving. What’s the other?

Native American Heritage Day


103. This 2013 3-D Animated Film Follows Reggie The Turkey, Who Has Always Been Afraid Of Thanksgiving For Its Turkey-Filled Menu.

Free Birds


104. What popular song’s real title is “The New England Boy’s Song About Thanksgiving Day”?

“Over the River and Through the Woods”


105. Green Giant broke a Guiness Record in 2019 for the largest green bean casserole. How much did it weigh?

1,009 lbs


106. When was Thanksgiving in 2020?


107. The coldest Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was what year?

2018, 19F


108. When is Thanksgiving in 2021?


109. Turkeys mate for life. True or false?



110. When was Thanksgiving celebrated on the first Thursday of November?



111. Who said, “What if today, we were grateful for everyone?”

Charlie Brown


112. Who decided to celebrate Thanksgiving on the first Thursday of November?

Andrew Johnson


113. Cranberries are also called what?



114. Who decided that Thanksgiving would be celebrated on the third Thursday of November?

Ulysses S. Grant


115. If only male turkeys gobble, then what sounds do the female turkeys make?

Clicking noises


116. How many days were formerly reserved as national holidays for Thanksgiving?

One each in August and November


117.  Which state grows the most sweet potatoes?


118. When was Thanksgiving declared a national holiday?



119. What is the name of the only child born at sea during the Mayflower voyage?



120. In which years did Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade not happen?

1942, 1943 and 1944


121. Turkey eggs are what color?



122. Does Thanksgiving day have any significance in religion?



123. What is a furcula?

a wishbone


124. The Turkey Day Classic is held every Thanksgiving, what is it?

Football Game


125. What happens during a Thanksgiving parade?

Parades, floating balloons and music performances


126. The day after Thanksgiving is always which observance?

Black Friday


127. Who organized the first Thanksgiving?

William Bradford


128. Turkeys are color blind, true or false?



129. What is ‘William Bradford: The First Thanksgiving’?

An animated show about the first Thanksgiving


130. Breaking the wishbone in England is called what?



131. When did Bradford’s Thanksgiving show first air?



132. Does Turkey have more protein than beef or chicken?

Yes it does


133. Which other national day did Thanksgiving effectively replace?

Evacuation Day


134. How many NFL football games are played on Thanksgiving Day?



135. What is the Gimbels Parade currently known as?

6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Parade


136. How much of a turkey is dark meat?



137. When was Evacuation Day celebrated?

25 November


138. Which weighs more, domestic turkey or Wild turkey?

Domestic turkeys


139. How fast can a turkey run



140. Which countries observe national holidays on Thanksgiving?

The United States, Grenada, Saint Lucia and Liberia


141. The turkey is considered a sacrificial bird in which country?



142. What did the Macy’s Parade initially start as?

A Christmas parade


143. The governor of which state refused to issue a Thanksgiving Proclamation because he felt it was “a damned Yankee institution anyway.”



144. Which giant Thanksgiving balloon is the oldest?

Felix the cat


145. Not everyone on the Mayflower was traveling to the New World to settle. What was the purpose of the others?

To get furs and lumber to send back to England


146. In which year did Westminster Abbey in London host a Thanksgiving ceremony for American soldiers?



147. The Mayflower was not built to be a transportation ship for people.  What was the original purpose of the Mayflower?

to carry wine


148. Besides football, what other sport is played around Thanksgiving?



149. How many people were at the first Thanksgiving?

Around 50 Pilgrims and 90 Wampanoags

150. What constitutes a Thanksgiving feast?

Turkey, potatoes, cranberry sauce, beans, and much more


151. True or false? The first Thanksgiving feast was eaten outdoors.



152. Are female turkeys or male turkeys used in the Thanksgiving feast?



153. Why do male turkeys gobble?

To attract female turkeys


154. What do you call the feathers on the breast of a male turkey?



155. What are the feathers of a turkey used for?

For adornments and steadying arrows


156. Which sport uses the term ‘turkey’?



157. What do we call a group of turkeys?



158. What company is known for its pre-basted turkeys?



159. How many questions can Butterball answer on their Turkey Talk-Line?



160. Does eating turkeys make you feel sleepy?

Not directly


161. What made Colchester, Connecticut postpone their Thanksgiving in 1705?

Lack of pumpkin pies


162. What causes lethargy at a Thanksgiving meal?

The high calorie feast


163. True or false? Turkeys are named after the country.



164. Who came up with the idea of frozen turkeys?

Gerry Thomas


165. What meat product is highly in demand during Thanksgiving?



166. What is a turducken?

A combination of turkey, duck and chicken


167. To which country do people travel most on Thanksgiving?



168. What is the name of the festival similar to Thanksgiving in China?

Chung Ch’ui


169. When does Chung Ch’ui happen?

Mid August


170. For how many days is Chung Ch’ui celebrated?



171. What is Chung Ch’ui also known as?

August Moon Festival


172. True or false? America has a special stamp for Thanksgiving.



173. When was the first turkey ever pardoned?


174. Which state in America consumes the most turkey every Thanksgiving?



175. What is the festival that is similar to Thanksgiving in Ghana called?



176. When is Homowo observed?

August and September


177. Which tradition brings good luck at Thanksgiving?

Breaking the wishbone


178. What simple phrase do you say on Thanksgiving?

“Happy Thanksgiving!”


179. What is the festival similar to Thanksgiving in Rome?



180. Which deity is honored during Cerelia?



181. Who is Ceres?

The Goddess of harvest


182. When is Cerelia celebrated?


183. True or false? There is a town in America called Turkey.

True, there are multiple


184. Which movie features Todd and Terry?

‘Blood Rage’


185. In the US, how many towns named Turkey are there?



186. When was ‘Hannah And Her Sisters’ released?



187. What is the festival similar to Thanksgiving in Korea?



188. True or false? Black Friday was meant to deter shoppers.



189. When is Chuseok celebrated?



190. How many days did the Pilgrims cross the Atlantic in?

Late September


191. In which states are the four Turkey named towns in the US?

North Carolina, Arizona, Louisiana and Texas


192. When is Thanksgiving celebrated in Liberia?

The first Thursday in November


193. When is Thanksgiving observed in Japan?


194. Why do Japanese children gift drawings to the police at Thanksgiving?

To honor them


195. What happens when Thanksgiving falls on Sunday in Japan?

It is celebrated on the following Monday


196. When is Thanksgiving observed in Puerto Rico?

The last Thursday in November


197. When was Thanksgiving established as a national holiday in Japan?



198. What is the length of a Turkey Trot?

Five miles


199. Which animals were at the first Thanksgiving?

Camels, bears, elephants and monkeys

200. Where are Turkey Trots held?

All over the US


201. What is Thanksgiving known as in Germany?



202. What is the Turkey Trot?

A Thanksgiving footrace


203. Which comic character has made the most appearances at Thanksgiving parades?



204.  Who wrote about the first Thanksgiving?

Edward Winslow


205. Which character owns Snoopy?

Charlie Brown


206. What did Wampanoag teach the Pilgrims?

Land cultivation


207. Who created the first Thanksgiving parade balloons?

Tony Sarg


208. In ‘Friends’ which character hates Thanksgiving?



209. What was Tony Sarg’s profession?



210. What color is a turkey’s beak?



211. Where was Tony Sarg employed as an illustrator?

‘Good Housekeeping’


212. Who urged Lincoln to turn Thanksgiving into a national holiday?

Sarah Josepha Hale


213. What was the name of the turkey pardoned in 2020?



214. Which teams played the first football match on Thanksgiving?

Princeton and Yale


215. Wampanoags have inhabited Massachusetts for how many years?
















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