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KNOWLEDGE KWIZ

1. In the ancient Roman calendar, November was which month?
First — because "novem" meant "new"
Ninth
Tenth
Eleventh
The Romans didn't have "November" — it wasn't a month until 1422

2. Who was the Pilgrim leader that invited neighboring Indians to the first Thanksgiving?
William Penn
William Bradford
Miles Standish
John Bunny
Button Gwinnett

3. November 1st is "All Saints' Day" ... what is November 2nd?
Saint Patrick's Day
Saint Christopher's Day
Saint Swithin's Day
All Souls' Day
Nothing

4. Who is commemorated with Bonfire Night on November 5th in England?
William Shakespeare
King Arthur
Guy Fawkes
Winston Churchill
Lord Byron

5. What is the birthstone for the month of November?
Diamond
Topaz
Ruby
Sapphire
Emerald

6. Name the Native American chief who was invited to the first Thanksgiving feast?
Squanto
Chingachgook
Massasoit
Jamiraquoi
Pocahontas

7. What famous speech was given in November, 1863?
"I Have a Dream"
Emancipation Proclamation
"Go West, Young Man"
The Gettysburg Address
"Yes Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus"

8. What is the flower for the month of November?
Poppy
Morning Glory
Chrysanthemum
Primrose
Calendula

9. The end of what ... is celebrated in the U.S. every November 11th?
Daylight Savings Time
World War I
World War II
Autumn
Baseball season
.

10. Which country first adopted Thanksgiving as a national holiday?
Canada
Mexico
England
United States
Spain

11. What mountain climber reached his peak on November 15, 1806?
Admiral Byrd
Sir Edmund Hillary
Zebulon Pike
J. Tuzo Wilson
James Audubon

12. What astronomical event happens in November?
Halley's comet
Perseids meteor shower
Lunar eclipse
Leonids meteor shower
Solar eclipse

13. Which Thanksgiving dish is known to scientists as "Meleagris gallopavo" ?
Cranberry sauce
Turkey
Stuffing
Ham
Mashed potatoes

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ANSWERS
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1... Ninth
2... William Bradford

3... All Soul's Day
4... Guy Fawkes
5... Topaz
6... Massasoit
7... The Gettysburg Address
8... Chrysanthemum
9... World War I (Veterans' Day)
10. Canada
11. Zebulon Pike
12. Leonids meteor shower
13. Turkey

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