BORING NO MORE!
A Thanksgiving quiz that reaches beyond the edges of myth
THERE WERE NO CHILDREN AT THE
FIRST THANKSGIVING
False! There were two infants and four children ages 2 to 6 years
old.
THERE WERE NO PILGRIMS AT THE
FIRST THANKSGIVING
True! If you called the original passengers on the Mayflower
pilgrims, the...
THERE WERE MORE INDIANS THAN
PILGRIMS AT THE FIRST THANKSGIVING
True! There were 90 or more Wampanoag and only about 50
pi...
AT THE FIRST THANKSGIVING
PILGRIMS AND INDIANS ATE EELS.
True! They ate a lot of seafood because they lived by the sea. Ee...
THE PILGRIMS WORE COLORFUL
CLOTHING
True! The pilgrims wore blue, green purple and brownish
clothing. Black dye was expens...
PLYMOUTH COLONY HAD
ANTI-SMOKING LAWS
True! In 1637 Plymouth Colony enacted the first anti-smoking
law. There was a 12 penc...
EVERYONE ON THE MAYFLOWER WAS
A PILGRIM
False! Only about half of the 102 people on the Mayflower were
what William Bradfor...
THERE WERE LOTS OF PUMPKINS AT
THE FIRST THANSKGIVING
True! Even though pumpkin pie wasn’t served there were many
other di...
PUMPKIN IS A VEGETABLE
False - Pumpkin is a fruit. A fruit.A fruit is defined as being
the part of the plant which contains...
PILGRIM MEN WORE BLACK HATS
WITH SILVER BUCKLES
False! It was the Puritans that wore buckles on black hats. Many
times Pil...
WHAT FAMOUS PILGRIM WAS
KNOWN AS “CAPTAIN SHRIMP”?
Miles Standish earned the nickname “Captain Shrimp”
because he was shor...
HOW LONG DID THE FIRST
THANKSGIVING LAST?
Three days
It’s interesting to note that there were only four women
and five teen...
THE PILGRIMS BROUGHT GUNS TO
CHURCH SERVICES
True! The pilgrims had a formal ceremony of marching to church
services. Each...
PLYMOUTH COLONY ENACTED THE
FIRST WILDLIFE CONSERVATION LAWS
True! It was illegal to catch fish before they had spawned.
THREE SETTLERS WERE EXECUTED
FOR THE MURDER OF AN INDIAN
True! The case is known as the trial of the”Peach Gang”.Arthur
Pe...
THANK YOU!
Please visit our website for more intersting information
about Thanksgiving. http://www.ManyHoops.com
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Thanksgiving quiz that reaches beyond the edges of myth and is "Boring no more!"

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This Thanksgiving quiz is truly not boring and reaches beyond the edges of myth. For example, do you know which Pilgrim was called "Captain Shrimp" and why? Did you know that eel was probably served at the first Thanksgiving? History can be fun and interesting - take the quiz! Also visit our website with more information about Thanksgiving. This website is not about the usual Thanksgiving history, it contains historical and cultural aspects to this national holiday that you might not have known before. http://www.ManyHoops.com

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Thanksgiving quiz that reaches beyond the edges of myth and is "Boring no more!"

  1. 1. BORING NO MORE! A Thanksgiving quiz that reaches beyond the edges of myth
  2. 2. THERE WERE NO CHILDREN AT THE FIRST THANKSGIVING False! There were two infants and four children ages 2 to 6 years old.
  3. 3. THERE WERE NO PILGRIMS AT THE FIRST THANKSGIVING True! If you called the original passengers on the Mayflower pilgrims, they wouldn’t know who you were talking about.The term pilgrim didn’t come into use until the early 1800’s. See our slide show “What’s in a Name” for more information.
  4. 4. THERE WERE MORE INDIANS THAN PILGRIMS AT THE FIRST THANKSGIVING True! There were 90 or more Wampanoag and only about 50 pilgrims.
  5. 5. AT THE FIRST THANKSGIVING PILGRIMS AND INDIANS ATE EELS. True! They ate a lot of seafood because they lived by the sea. Eels were particularly popular among the Wampanoag and the pilgrims who ate them in England.
  6. 6. THE PILGRIMS WORE COLORFUL CLOTHING True! The pilgrims wore blue, green purple and brownish clothing. Black dye was expensive and the pilgrims could make their own dyes from vegetables and other plants.Those who had black clothes reserved them for wearing on the Sabbath. Note: It was the Puritans who came to the area later that wore the stereotypical black somber clothing.
  7. 7. PLYMOUTH COLONY HAD ANTI-SMOKING LAWS True! In 1637 Plymouth Colony enacted the first anti-smoking law. There was a 12 pence fine for smoking in any barn, outhouse or street and for smoking anywhere further than 1 mile from your house.
  8. 8. EVERYONE ON THE MAYFLOWER WAS A PILGRIM False! Only about half of the 102 people on the Mayflower were what William Bradford later called Pilgrims.The others were called “strangers”. For more information see our slide show “What’s in a Name”
  9. 9. THERE WERE LOTS OF PUMPKINS AT THE FIRST THANSKGIVING True! Even though pumpkin pie wasn’t served there were many other dishes made of pumpkin. According to an old pilgrim ballad: “We have pumpkin at morning and pumpkin at noon; if it were not for pumpkin, we should soon be undoon[sic].”
  10. 10. PUMPKIN IS A VEGETABLE False - Pumpkin is a fruit. A fruit.A fruit is defined as being the part of the plant which contains seeds.The average pumpkin contains about a cup of seeds, so they are most definitely a fruit.
  11. 11. PILGRIM MEN WORE BLACK HATS WITH SILVER BUCKLES False! It was the Puritans that wore buckles on black hats. Many times Pilgrims are confused with Puritans, but they were very different. See our slide show “What’s in a Name” for more on this subject.
  12. 12. WHAT FAMOUS PILGRIM WAS KNOWN AS “CAPTAIN SHRIMP”? Miles Standish earned the nickname “Captain Shrimp” because he was short and stocky, with red hair and a red beard. When he lost his temper, which he did often, his face turned red too.
  13. 13. HOW LONG DID THE FIRST THANKSGIVING LAST? Three days It’s interesting to note that there were only four women and five teenage girls who did all the cooking and cleaning for over a hundred people for three full days. Plus they had to take care of the infants and children. (And you thought you were tired after thanksgiving!) See our slide show “Chaos - the women’s side of the story” for more information.
  14. 14. THE PILGRIMS BROUGHT GUNS TO CHURCH SERVICES True! The pilgrims had a formal ceremony of marching to church services. Each man carried a musket. In fact it was a law if you were a member of the militia you would be fined twelve pence if you didn’t bring your loaded gun to church.
  15. 15. PLYMOUTH COLONY ENACTED THE FIRST WILDLIFE CONSERVATION LAWS True! It was illegal to catch fish before they had spawned.
  16. 16. THREE SETTLERS WERE EXECUTED FOR THE MURDER OF AN INDIAN True! The case is known as the trial of the”Peach Gang”.Arthur Peach,Thomas Jackson, Richard Stinnings and Daniel Cross were convicted of murdering an Indian named Penowanyanquis in 1638. The motive was robbery. Daniel Cross escaped custody, but the others were executed by hanging.
  17. 17. THANK YOU! Please visit our website for more intersting information about Thanksgiving. http://www.ManyHoops.com

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