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Thanksgiving Trivia

By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor.

Happy Thanksgiving! At ESPN Honolulu, we have many things to be thankful for, and right at the top of the list is your support and friendship. May your holiday be filled with family, food, fun and (of course) football! In the meantime, here’s a short Thanksgiving trivia quiz just for you:

  1. Which U.S. President declared Thanksgiving a national holiday?
    A. John Quincy Adams
    B. Abraham Lincoln
    C. Ulysses S. Grant
  2. What is the average number of calories consumed on Thanksgiving?
    A. 3,500
    B. 4,000
    C. 4,500
  3. What movie has the record for highest-grossing opening on Thanksgiving weekend?
    A. Toy Story 2
    B. Frozen
    C. Moana
  4. Name the two NFL QBs who have thrown six TD passes in a Thanksgiving game.
    A. Bob Griese and Peyton Manning
    B. Dan Marino and Matthew Stafford
    C. Dan Fouts and Tony Romo
  5. Which U.S. President granted the first official “pardon” to a Thanksgiving Turkey?
    A. John F. Kennedy
    B. Richard Nixon
    C. George H. Bush
  6. The NFL’s infamous “butt fumble” play happened on Thanksgiving 2012. Who committed the fumble?
    A. Carson Palmer
    B. Mark Sanchez
    C. Chad Henne
  7. What NFL team has never played a Thanksgiving game?
    A. Cincinnati Bengals
    B. Jacksonville Jaguars
    C. Carolina Panthers
  8. What U.S. state produces the most turkeys?
    A. Minnesota
    B. Wisconsin
    C. Nebraska
  9. How many pumpkin pies do American consume on Thanksgiving?
    A. About 25 million
    B. About 50 million
    C. About 75 million
  10. What team replaced the Dallas Cowboys as a Thanksgiving game host in 1975 and ’77?
    A. New York Giants
    B. Houston Oilers
    C. St. Louis Cardinals


  1. B – Abraham Lincoln
  2. C – 4,500
  3. B – Frozen
  4. A – Griese and Manning
  5. C – George H.W. Bush
  6. B – Mark Sanchez
  7. B – Jacksonville
  8. A – Minnesota
  9. B – About 50 million
  10. C – St. Louis Cardinals

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