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Thanksgiving Trivia {Free Printable}

Posted by  ·  November 3, 2018  ·  Last Updated: November 19, 2018

These Thanksgiving trivia questions will be loads of fun at your holiday dinner.  Test your guest’s knowledge of Thanksgiving facts with this cute Thanksgiving trivia quiz. We also use these conversation starters.

Printable Thanksgiving Trivia

Megan from Short Stop Designs is sharing a fun way to make your Thanksgiving dinner a little more interesting this Thanksgiving Trivia game. See how much your guests know about the Thanksgiving holiday, like where the first Thanksgiving was held, who made Thanksgiving an annual holiday, and more! You will have so much fun no one will want to visit department stores and start their shopping!  Here’s what you’ll need to make your Thanksgiving Trivia:

Supplies for Thanksgiving Trivia Game

  • Trivia Printable
  • Brown Kraft Paper or Reversible Scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Hole Puncher
  • String
  • Tutorial Thanksgiving Trivia
Tutorial Thanksgiving Trivia

Printable Thanksgiving Trivia Game

Print out the Thanksgiving Trivia printable and cut it in half. There are two sets of Thanksgiving trivia questions and they print out on 1 page.

Printable Thanksgiving Trivia Game

To make your game a little more festive, you can cut out kraft paper or scrapbook paper so that it’s just a little bit bigger than the printable. Fold down the top part of the game so that the answers are hidden.

Thanksgiving Trivia Printable

Do the same with the kraft/scrapbook paper so that it covers the top of the page. Hole punch the top with two holes and add a ribbon or string to hold it all together.

Printable Thanksgiving Trivia Tutorial

Not only is this game fun, but it also looks cute, and your guests will never know that the answers are right in front of them! Make the game a little more competitive and include a prize for the person that gets the most answers correct!

Thanksgiving Trivia Game Printable

So while you are chowing down on mashed potatoes and pumpkin pies at your Thanksgiving feast you can play a round of Thanksgiving trivia.

Thanksgiving Trivia

Which President made Thanksgiving an annual holiday?
A.Washington B. Abraham Lincoln C. Franklin D Roosevelt

Approximately how many feathers does a mature turkey have?
A. 500 B. 1,000 C. 3,500

How fast can wild turkeys run?
A. 15 mph B. 25 mph C. 5 mph

What do you call the skin that hangs from a turkey’s neck?
A. a gobble B. a wattle C. a gaggle

What do you call a male turkey?
A. Joe B. Tom C. Tim

How high must a cranberry bounce before it is harvested?
A. 2 inches B. 8 inches C. 4 inches

What is in turkey that, when eaten, can make you sleepy?
A. Chloroform B. Fat C. Protein D. Tryptophan

Which Indian tribe taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land and were invited to the Thanksgiving meal?
A. Apache B. Wampanoag Indian Tribe C. Cherokee

Approximately how many turkeys are eaten each year on Thanksgiving in the United States?
A. 125 million B. 46 million C. 85 million

Answers under flap
1.B  2.C  3.B  4.B  5.B  6.C 7. D 8. B 9. B

A group of turkeys is referred to as a
A. Rafter B. Gaggle C. Flock D. Gobble

Turkeys can see in color.
A. True B. False

How many pilgrims came over on the Mayflower
A. 212 B. 87 C. 102 D. 165

In what year did the first American Thanksgiving take place?
A. 1621 B. 1776 C. 1901 D. 1552

What does “Cornucopia” mean
A. traditional corn dish B. Greek goddess of corn C. Horn of Plenty D. goat’s horn

What is another name for a turkey’s wishbone?
A. Corona B. Furcula C. Swot D. ossein

How fast can a wild turkey fly?
A. 55 mph B. 25 mph C. 65 mph D. 35 mph

Where was the first Thanksgiving held?
A. Pittsburgh B. Jamestown C. Plymouth

Answers under flap
1. A 2. A 3. C 4. A 5. C 6. B 7. A  8. C


More Thanksgiving Trivia and Fun Facts

If your guest blow through those trivia questions here are a few more to Thanksgiving facts to test their knowledge.

  • While it is estimated that 88% of Americans eat turkey and 94% cranberry sauce at their Thanksgiving dinners it looks like sides vary greatly from state to state. Check out this map from General Mills. Where’s the green bean casserole? I really thought everyone ate that on this National Holiday! I didn’t know people ate Monkey Bread on Thanksgiving Day!
map of what americans eat for Thanksgiving state by state
  • Thanksgiving occurs on the fourth Thursday in November
  • The first Thanksgiving lasted three days
  • Cranberries, corn, and mashed potatoes were not served at the Pilgrims Thanksgiving meal.
  • Virginia was the first southern state to adopt a Thanksgiving Day in 1855.
  • The Pilgrims did not use forks to eat their  Thanksgiving dinner.
  • The thigh is the best place to put the meat thermometer in the turkey to see if it is done.
  • Harry Truman in 1947 is believed to be the first to pardon a turkey and start this annual tradition.
  • The Pilgrims who came to the New World seeking religious freedom were also Puritans because they wanted to purify the teachings and ceremonies of the Church of England.
  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Parades started in 1924
  • The Pilgrims first celebrated Thanksgiving in 1621
  • The First Thanksgiving,  feast between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Native American Indians at Plymouth Colony contained waterfowl, venison, ham, lobster, clams, berries, fruit, pumpkin, and squash.


If you are looking for more fun ways to entertain your guest these would you rather questions are always fun! Playing the newlywed game is also hilarious entertainment.


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  1. Sharon Burke
    Saturday, November 24th, 2018
    I just want to say THANK YOU! I copied your Thanksgiving Trivia game and also Would You Rather game for my family of 4 on Thanksgiving and they both were a hit! The winner of trivia didn't have to do dishes which is big for a 19 and 16 year old!
    Im new to your website and I am so happy I found you!!!
    • Cindy
      Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
      I am glad you loved them. What a great idea for a prize.
  2. Monday, November 19th, 2018
    First off, thank you SO MUCH for sharing this. We lost our mom 18 weeks ago today after a 2 year battle with colon cancer and this will be our first major holiday without her. I've been trying to come up with something fun we could do to kind of lighten the mood and this is perfect. I do have a quick question . . . . I'm having trouble figuring out how to punch holds in the top without punching through the answers when I fold them over?? Any ideas or am I missing something obvious. Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving!
    • Cindy
      Monday, November 19th, 2018
      Hi Robbin,
      Try folding the decorative paper down a little farther, it doesn't have to totally catch the questions, just enough to have it stay in. Also, you might try a smaller hole punch.
  3. Lisa
    Saturday, November 10th, 2018
    I love this idea! Our family LOVES games and especially Trivia!! Thank you!
  4. Sallie
    Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
    Great idea. Can't wait to share at Thanksgiving.
  5. Judith
    Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
    Cute idea!!