History of Thanksgiving

How familiar are Americans with the history of Thanksgiving (Survey)

We had a bit of fun recently, pinging a few general knowledge questions about Thanksgiving to 1000 folks across every US state. We were curious cats, eager to see how well people knew the history of this cherished holiday. First up, we asked, “How would you rate your knowledge of Thanksgiving?” Can you believe 41.90% rated themselves as ‘Very Good’? Well, aren’t we confident!

Now, with that level of self-assurance, you’d expect some top-tier answers to follow, right? Well, let’s just say the results painted a colorful picture. Did our confident crew live up to their own hype, or were there a few unexpected plot twists? You’ll have to wait and see.

So, pull up a chair and get comfy. We’re about to unravel whether the 41.90% were really the Thanksgiving aficionados they claimed to be, or if there’s more to the story. Stay with us, it’s going to be enlightening.

The results

History of Thanksgiving

So, you’ve cast your eyes over our snazzy infographic above, haven’t you? Some US states strutted their stuff and puffed their chests out with pride, while others… well, let’s just say they didn’t quite hit the mark. Maine folks led the charge, snagging a whopping 57 points, with Vermont and Rhode Island hot on their heels, both clocking in a cool 56. Go team!

On the flip side, some states seemed to have snoozed through history class. Oh, New Jersey, we still adore you, but 33 points? Alabama and Texas, you’re both sitting at 36 – room for improvement, right? It’s all in good fun, remember.

Can you perform better than the average American? Test yourself by taking the test yourself!

Alright, folks, it’s your time to shine! You’ve seen the scores, chuckled at New Jersey, and maybe even thrown a mini celebration for Maine. But the question hanging in the air is, can you dazzle us with your Thanksgiving knowledge? It’s game time.

Directly below, you’ll find an infographic all geared up and ready to challenge those brain cells of yours. Can you outwit, outplay, and outlast (oops, sorry, wrong show) the average American in a Thanksgiving throwdown of wits? Are you the one to bring New Jersey out of the trivia basement, or will you be joining them there for a not-so-victorious turkey dinner? No pressure.

This isn’t just about bragging rights (well, maybe a little), it’s a chance to strut your brainy stuff and show that you know your Pilgrims from your pumpkin pie. The answers are sneakily hidden at the bottom, so no peeking! We’ve got our eyes on you!


Thanksgiving Quiz

Well, there you have it. A coast-to-coast brain battle showcasing our shared and, at times, sketchy knowledge on Thanksgiving. It’s all in good fun, but let’s face it, some of us might need to hit the history books (or at least a quick Google search) before next Turkey Day rolls around.

Whether you’re in team Maine, wearing your smarty pants with pride, or you hail from New Jersey and are now on a mission to prove that you too know a thing or two about the historic feast – we celebrate you all! Every wrong answer is just a fun fact in disguise, right?

As for those who braved the quiz, hats off! Whether you soared like an eagle or stumbled a bit, remember, it’s the taking part that counts. But if you did crush it, don’t be shy – let that Thanksgiving knowledge shine! Who knows, it might just earn you the bigger slice of pie this year.

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History of Thanksgiving

Author: James Richardson