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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On Nov. 18, 1963, the first of what type of telephone debuted?
  2. Reportedly, what are the two states that have official state donuts?
  3. On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln gave a speech at what battlefield?
  4. Why did Thomas Jefferson refuse to proclaim Thanksgiving a national holiday?
  5. On Nov. 20, 1942, what highway through the Yukon, British Columbia and Alaska officially opened?
  6. The Wampanoag reportedly brought five of what animal to the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth?
  7. According to Guinness World Records, as of September 2005, the largest gathering of people with the same first and last name (164) happened on the set of a NYC TV show; what is the show’s star’s name that they all also had?
  8. What city has the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade: Chicago, NYC or Philadelphia?
  9. November 21 is National Stuffing Day; was stuffing served at the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth?
  10. The first World War II poster to include some variation of “Loose Lips Sink Ships” was made by the Seagram Distillers Corp. for posting where?
  11. How are fruit, horse and midge similar?
  12. According to Guinness World Records, in March 2022, Funerex Africa put on a parade of what that broke a record for length?
  13. On Nov. 22, 1995, what first feature-length film made solely by using computer-generated imagery was released?
  14. According to Edward Winslow, writing in a December 1621 letter, at Thanksgiving the pilgrims “entertained and feasted” Massasoit and how many Indian men: 10, 36 or 90?
  15. What are known as the “Big Five” (or GAFAM) U.S. tech companies? (GAFAM has their names’ first initials.)
  16. On Nov. 23, 1814, Elbridge Gerry died, who was a former Mass. governor and U.S. VP; what is he the namesake of?
  17. Peregrine White was the first known English child of the pilgrims in America; where was he born?
  18. Which is the world’s largest mammal: blue whale, elephant or polar bear?
  19. In the 1880s in what state did chili stands with “chili queens” become popular?
  20. On Nov. 24, 1877, what book about a horse by Anna Sewell, who had difficulty standing and walking, was published?
  1. Push-button
  2. Louisiana and Massachusetts (beignet and Boston cream, respectively)
  3. Gettysburg
  4. Because he believed in the First Amendment and the separation of church and state
  5. The Alaska Highway
  6. Deer
  7. Martha Stewart (Reportedly, recently in Tokyo, 178 people with the same name met up, breaking the record.)
  8. Philadelphia (the 1920 Gimbel Brothers Department Store Parade)
  9. No evidence has been found.
  10. In bars
  11. They are types of flies.
  12. Hearses (122)
  13. “Toy Story”
  14. 90
  15. Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft
  16. Gerrymandering
  17. On the Mayflower in Provincetown, Mass.
  18. Blue whale
  19. Texas (The World’s Fair in Chicago in 1893 featured chili at its San Antonio Chili Stand.)
  20. “Black Beauty”

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