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The History of Thanksgiving - Reading Comprehension Quiz

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Answer the following questions about Thanksgiving based on the reading comprehension about Thanksgiving. Each question has only one correct answer.

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Where did the Pilgrims live before they came to America?

  • India
  • England
  • Holland

    Where did the Pilgrms come from?

  • Holland
  • England
  • Scotland

    How did they pay for their journey?

  • By working on the ship
  • A group of English investors paid for them.
  • Their church paid for them.

    Why did they have to eat their food cold on their voyage from England?

  • They had no stoves.
  • Because of the danger of fire on a wooden ship
  • They only had bread with them.

    Why did they choose to settle in Plymouth?

  • It had a wonderful shopping mall.
  • Because of the protected harbor and resources
  • It was beautiful.

    How many people survived the first winter?

  • 110
  • 75
  • 50

    How had Squanto learned English?

  • He had learned English in England.
  • From the Pilgrims
  • From the captains of fishing boats

    Why was Squanto so important to the Pilgrims?

  • He spoke English.
  • He taught them about food and how to plant crops.
  • He defended them from other Native Americans.

    How long did the first Thanksgiving last?

  • One day
  • Three days
  • A week

    Who was invited to the first day of Thanksgiving?

  • The King and Queen of England
  • Other Pilgrims
  • Neighboring Native Americans

    What problem did they have in their 3rd year?

  • They didn't plant enough corn.
  • They had too much snow during the winter.
  • The spring and summer was hot so crops died in the fields.

    What happened after Governor Bradford ordered a day of fasting?

  • The rain stopped.
  • The sun shone.
  • The rain began.

    Which US President appointed a national day of Thanksgiving?

  • Ronald Reagan
  • George Washington
  • Abraham Lincoln
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