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The History of Thanksgiving (Grade 6)

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The History of Thanksgiving

1. 
Thanksgiving is only celebrated in the United States.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
Which African country also celebrates Thanksgiving?
  1. Egypt
  2. Liberia
  3. Morocco
  4. South Africa
3. 
Thanksgiving was originally a                      festival.
4. 
America's Thanksgiving celebrations have roots in what country?
  1. Spain
  2. France
  3. England
  4. New Zealand
5. 
Thanksgiving harvest festivals were celebrated in Jamestown before Plymouth.
  1. True
  2. False
6. 
What was the name of the group of English settlers that landed in Plymouth?



7. 
Despite the legend, no American Indians celebrated Thanksgiving in 1621 with the Pilgrims.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
Which president declared Thanksgiving a national holiday?
  1. Grant
  2. Lincoln
  3. Washington
  4. Eisenhower
9. 
The decision to make Thanksgiving a national holiday was due in part to letters from author Sarah Josepha Hale.
  1. True
  2. False
10. 
Franklin Roosevelt changed the day of Thanksgiving to the last Thursday in November.
  1. True
  2. False
11. 
Many of the foods frequently eaten at Thanksgiving, such as, potatoes, corn, pumpkins, and turkey, were not found in Europe.
  1. True
  2. False
12. 
The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was in 1900.
  1. True
  2. False
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