Election Day & Thanksgiving Day

Two of the biggest days this November will be Election Day on the 4th and Thanksgiving

on the 27th. Test your knowledge on some these useful and memorable facts about

Thanksgiving and how presidents got to the White House.


1.  How many presidential candidates have won the popular vote but lost the election?


2.  Which Native people celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims?

  A. The Wampanoag, B. The Iroquois, C. The Sioux, D. The Choctaw


3.  What is the name for the skin that hangs from a turkey’s neck?


4.  How many presidents have remained bachelors throughout their presidencies?


5.  Which president received the most popular votes in history?

  A. Dwight D. Eisenhower, B. John F. Kennedy, C. Richard M. Nixon, D. Franklin D.



6.  About how many feathers does a mature turkey have?

A. 3500, B. 2000, C. 5000, D. 1500


7.  Which president moved Thanksgiving to the third Thursday of November in order to

lengthen the Christmas shopping season (no longer in effect)?

A. Ronald Reagan, B. Woodrow Wilson, C. Franklin Roosevelt, D. Lyndon Johnson


8.  Which set of names was given to a pair of turkeys chosen to be the National  Thanksgiving Turkey (and runner-up) annually presented to the U.S. president?

A. Spite and Malice, B. May and Flower, C. Daisy and Lilac, D. Bucko and Bill


9.  Who gave the longest inaugural address speech, but remained in office the shortest

length of time?


Quiz answers:

1-Four: Andrew Jackson (1824); Samuel J. Tilden (1876); Grover Cleveland (1888); Al Gore




4-One: James Buchanan

5C with 112.6 million votes




9-William Henry Harrison, who spoke for an hour and 45 minutes during a snowstorm and died about one month later.


November 2008 Newsletter