Kids love trivia questions, especially when they have multiple choices to choose from. These Thanksgiving Trivia questions for Kids are ready to be used in the classroom, Thanksgiving party, or for some family fun at game night or around the table. These multiple choice Thanksgiving trivia questions are perfect for showing off your mad trivia skills or learning something new about Thanksgiving.
The Thanksgiving holiday has one of the most fascinating histories that are filled with some great traditions that have developed in communities and in homes. Some are old traditions, and some have been created more recently. These Thanksgiving trivia questions are a great place to learn, explore and test your Thanksgiving knowledge.
Kids Thanksgiving Trivia
These Thanksgiving Trivia questions are geared toward kids. The multiple choice questions help make the trivia game fun because it takes the stress or pressures out of playing and trying to come up with answers without any real direction.
Kids can guess from the choices given if they don’t know the answers. I like to treat these questions like a game and not a test.
Thanksgiving Trivia is great to play as a family. Creating teams is a great way to make it fun. These are great for the classroom or while you are in the car. You can use them in many different ways.
Trivia games can be competitive but make sure that it doesn’t get too competitive, so kids will not want to play.
Be flexible. Encourage helping one another out. Make a fun environment to play and learn. You can even show, by example, the best way to encourage other people. This will help teach that life isn’t about winning or losing but being together and helping one another.
How to Use these Thanksgiving Trivia Multiple Choice Questions
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- You can divide into any number of teams for your group.
- You can have a game host or have one team read the questions to the other team. For example, you can have one person from team A (having the kids think of a team name is fun) read the question to team B so anyone on team B can answer the question.
- If you are not having teams, you can have the person on your right read the questions.
- Have a 1-minute timer (Be flexible on the amount of time) and start the game rolling.
- If you decide to keep score, award one point for every question that the team gets right.
- Play until you run out of questions or until one team or individual gets a predetermined amount of points.
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Tips for Playing
We have some tips to help make this trivia a success.
- Before you start, establish rules like how long you will play, how the game will be played, and how the winner is determined.
- Divide the teams evenly by age and skill level to incur everyone will have a good time.
- Printing the list of questions before helps move things along quicker.
- Buzzers can be fun.
- Place the scoreboard where everyone can see it.
- Place the timer where everyone can see it.
Multiple Choice Thanksgiving Trivia Questions With Answers
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Q. How long was the first Thanksgiving celebration?A. 3 days
a. 5 days
b. 3 days
c. 2 days
d. 7 days
Q. When does Thanksgiving occur?A. 4th Thursday in November
a. 3rd Thursday in November
b. 2nd Thursday in November
c. 4th Thursday in November
d. Random Thursday in November that the President Picks
Q. Which Indian tribes taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land and were invited to the feast?A. Wampanoag
Q. Where is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade held?A. New York
c. New York
d. Washington D.C.
Q. Which ship brought the colonists to America?A. The Mayflower
a. The Santa Maria
b. The Mayflower
c. The Constitution
d. The Victory
Q. What did they eat at the first Thanksgiving?A. All the above. Although turkeys were indigenous, there’s no record of a big, roasted bird at the feast. The Wampanoag brought deer. And there would have been lots of local seafood plus the fruits of the first harvest, including pumpkin.
b. Local seafood
c. Fruit and vegetables harvested like pumpkin
d. All the above
Q. Who was the first President to pardon a turkey?A. John F. Kennedy
a. John F. Kennedy
b. Ronald Reagan
c. Lyndon B. Johnson
d. Theodore Roosevelt
Q. Which President made turkey pardoning an annual event?A. George H. W. Bush
a. Richard Nixon
b. Herbert Hoover
c. Barack Obama
d. George H. W. Bush
Q. What president refused to declare Thanksgiving a holiday?A. Thomas Jefferson thought it blurred the distinctive separation of church and state as he considered it a religious holiday.
a. Thomas Jefferson
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. James Madison
d. John Adams
Q. What is a snood?A. The loose skin under a male turkey’s neck
a. A Hat worn by a Pilgrim
b. The loose skin under a male turkey’s neck
c. A Hot cider drink served at Thanksgiving
d. Local seafood near Massachusetts
Q. What utensil was not used by the Pilgrims to eat Thanksgiving dinner?A. Fork
Q. What is a baby turkey called?A. A poult
a. A chick
b. A poult
c. A nestling
d. A fowling
Q. Which President made Thanksgiving a permanent national holiday?A. Abraham Lincoln
a. Abraham Lincoln
b. Zachary Taylor
c. John Quincy Adams
d. Thomas Jefferson
Q. Which President first ordered a National Day of Thanksgiving?A. George Washington—called for National Day of Thanks on the last Thursday of November in 1777 to commemorate the end of the Revolutionary War and the ratification of the Constitution
a. George Washington
b. James Monroe
c. John Adams
d. Thomas Jefferson
Q. What part of the turkey is called a wattle?A. The bit of red flesh right under the beak
a. The tail feathers
b. Wobbly bit of flesh on the top of the beak
c. The bit of red flesh right under the beak
d. This wing feathers
Q. Which Native American friend to the settlers acted as an interpreter?A. Squanto
b. Black Hawk
Q. In what month did the very first Thanksgiving celebration likely take place?A. September
Q. When was the first Turkey Trot?A. 1896 A Turkey Trot is a race held around the time of the Thanksgiving holiday. The first one was in New York in 1896. Some participants dress up as turkeys or in other fun costumes.
Q. How many runners participated in America’s first turkey trot?A. 6
Q. What Meat was brought to the first Thanksgiving by the native Americans?A. Deer
Q. Where was the first Turkey Trot?A. Buffalo, New York
a. Buffalo, New York
b. Salem, Massachusetts
c. Hartford, Connecticut
d. Boston, Massachusetts
Q. Which food was ever-present at the first Thanksgiving but is seldom eaten at Thanksgiving now?A. Seafood
Q. What happens to the turkeys that are pardoned by the president each year?A. The turkeys pardoned by the president go on to live fulfilled lives at different universities.
a. The turkeys are set free in the wild
b. The turkeys go to the zoo
c. The turkeys go on to live fulfilled lives at different universities.
d. The turkeys go to outer space
Q. Which other country has a Thanksgiving holiday, too?A. All the above
Q. How many different varieties of pumpkins are there?A. 45 different varieties
Q. Do turkeys actually gobble?A. Trick question! That’s only about half true. Only male turkeys — appropriately named gobblers — actually make the sound. Female turkeys cackle instead. So if you’re trying to figure out whether a turkey’s male or female, just wait until they open their beaks.
Q. All turkeys can fly, True or FalseA. Wild turkeys can fly, but those domestically grown for eating cannot because they are too heavy.
Q. What’s the best part of Thanksgiving?A. It is so hard to choice, you pick
a. The leftovers
b. The dessert
c. The people
d. The football
Q. What is a male turkey called?A. Tom or gobbler
Q. What is a female turkey called?A. Jenny
Q. How many ridges are there on a 14-ounce can of Ocean Spray jellied Cranberry Sauce?A. 17 ridges
Q. What year did the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade first have balloons?A. 1928
Q. How many days did it take for the Mayflower to cross the Atlantic OceanA. 66 days
a. 66 days
b. 28 days
c. 120 days
d. 88 days
Q. How many people were on the Mayflower?A. 102—one passenger, William Butten, died at sea, and one child was born, leaving 102 passengers upon arrival.
a. 300 men, women and children
Q. What was the name of the only child born during the Mayflower’s voyage to America?A. Oceanus
Q. The Pilgrims were also called?A. All the Above
d. All the Above
Q. How fast was the Mayflower?A. Only averaged about two miles per hour.
a. 2 miles per hour
b. 8 miles per hour
c. 20 miles per hour
d. 60 miles per hour
Q. Who was the first video-game character featured in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?A. Sonic the Hedgehog
b. Sonic the Hedgehog
d. Donkey Kong
Q. What color are turkey eggs?A. Tan color with speckled with brown and twice as large as chicken eggs
Q. What is the day after Thanksgiving known as?A. Black Friday
a. Boxing Day
b. Leftover Day
c. Purple Friday
d. Black Friday
Q. Where do wild turkeys like to sleep?A. They sleep in trees at night.
a. In holes in the ground
b. In the grass
c. In the brushes
d. In the trees
Q. Which founding father thought the turkey should be the national bird of the United States?A. Benjamin Franklin
a. Benjamin Franklin
b. Thomas Jefferson
c. George Washington
d. Alexander Hamilton
Q. What is a group of domesticated turkeys called?A. Called a rafter or gang, but a large group of wild turkeys are called a flock.
Q. What Sesame Street character is made of turkey feathers?A. Big Bird’s feathers are white turkey feathers, dyed yellow. There are approximately 4,000 feathers on the puppet.
a. Cookie Monster
c. Big Bird
d. Kermit the Frog
Q. Who was the leader of the Wampanoag at the time of the first Thanksgiving?A. Massasoit
d. King Philp
Q. How fast can a turkey fly?A. 55 miles per hour and run 25 miles per hour
a. 5 miles per hour
b. 20 miles per hour
c. 35 miles per hour
d. 55 miles per hour
Q. How long can a turkey live?A. A turkey can live up to 15 years
a. 10 years
b. 5 years
c. 25 years
d. 15 years
Q. Which has the most protein?A. Turkey
Q. How many women were at the very first Thanksgiving celebration?A. 5
Q. Turkeys can see behind themselves, True or False?A. False—They can see 270 degrees
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