Thanksgiving Trivia Quiz

Just in time for Thanksgiving! A quiz about the Pilgrims, and their first Thanksgiving. Before you sit down to yours, test yourself about theirs. Before the nap, the football, the turkey and gravy, the stuffing, and the cranberry sauce, take a moment to remember a bit history.

How much do you think you know about the Pilgrims? How much do you *actually* know? It'll only take a few minutes. Quick! Before the turkey makes you want to take a long nap!

Created by: Irish_Willow
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1. Why did the Pilgrims leave England?
It was too cold for them.
They were Separatists and were persecuted by the Church of England.
They were Puritans and were persecuted by the Church of England.
They were pagans and were persecuted by the entire country of England.
2. Why did the Pilgrims leave the Netherlands?
For missionary possibilities in the New World, to retain their English identity in a Dutch culture, and because of economic hardships.
They were persecuted also in the Netherlands.
They were never there!
It was still too cold for them.
3. How many ships did the Pilgrims have originally?
One, of course. May's Flower.
One. Mayflother
One. Mayflower
Two, the Speedwell and the Mayflower.
Two: Godspeed and Mayflower
4. What was the original number of passengers on Mayflower, and how did that number change before they reached their destination?
150. Two died, five were born.
100. Five died, three were born.
200. Never changed.
120. Two died, none born.
121. Two died, one born.
5. Where did the Pilgrims originally want to settle?
Cape Cod
They returned to England because the ship was damaged.
the Hudson River
6. What was the Mayflower Compact?
An event when the Pilgrims took apart their ship, thus compacting it for easy travel over land.
A document in which the settlers promised to work for "the general good of the Colony."
A compact car the Pilgrims designed.
7. What percent of the Pilgrims died during the first winter in America?
8. How did the Native Americans living in the area react to the Pilgrims when they first landed?
They attacked them.
Initially, they ran. But the next morning, they returned and attacked. Then they retreated from the Pilgrim's guns.
They waited until night and attacked and killed the first landing party.
They attempted to attack but were all killed.
9. When was the settlement completed?
Early February, 1621
Late February, 1622
Mid-March, 1620
Late January, 1621
10. What Native American and former British slave greatly helped the Pilgrims?
11. What did he do?
He taught them how to fish for eels.
He taught them how to grow corn.
He served as an interpreter.
All of the above.
1 and 2
2 and 3
12. How long was the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving?
1 day
2 days
3 days
1 week
2 weeks
3 weeks
13. True or false: The Pilgrims invited the Native Americans.

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