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Vocabulary, Thanksgiving

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The First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Vocabulary Quiz

First, explore The First Thanksgiving. Then, test your knowledge of Thanksgiving vocabulary with this quiz. 

Directions: Choose the definition that matches the bold word in each sentence.

1
The Pilgrims took an epic journey across the Atlantic Ocean to a new world.
  1. short and quick
  2. fun and enjoyable
  3. grand and impressive
2
The Pilgrims had a perilous first winter at Plimoth.
  1. risky or hazardous
  2. safe and trouble-free
  3. dull and unexciting
  4. delightful and easy
3
The helmsman held a very important job aboard the Mayflower.
  1. a person who charted the ships course
  2. a person who prepared all the meals
  3. a person who steers a ship
4
Pilgrims lived in homes modeled after English cottages with a roof made of thatch.
  1. dried clay
  2. wood shingles
  3. straw, palm leaves, or other dried plant material
5
Without timber, the Pilgrims would not have been able to build their homes.
  1. clay found beneath the ground
  2. leaves that are woven together
  3. trees that are used as wood
6
Plimoth was protected by a palisade, which surrounded the village.
  1. a tall strong fence of pointed stakes
  2. a brick wall
  3. a line of men armed with bows and arrows
7
The Wampanoag lived in a wetu, which was much different from the Pilgrims home.
  1. a house made of mud and clay
  2. a house made of timbers with a steep pitched roof
  3. a domed hut made from bent saplings covered with woven grass or bark
8
Petticoats, breeches, doublets, and stockings were just a few of the many layers of clothing the Pilgrims wore.
  1. pants that reach to or just below the knee
  2. a pair of leather boots
  3. a long jacket
9
Other than traveling by foot, the Wampanoag used a mishoon to get from one place to another.
  1. a sled pulled by dogs
  2. a horse
  3. a canoe made by digging out a log
10
In the summer, the Wampanoag migrated to cleared areas where they could plant crops.
  1. roamed
  2. moved location
  3. stayed where they were
11
Fletching was the hardest step the Wampanoag had when making arrows.
  1. attaching feathers to the end of the arrow's shaft
  2. sharpening the blade
  3. cutting the arrow to the size needed
12
During the First Thanksgiving celebration, both the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag ate venison—among many other delicious foods.
  1. a vegetable grow under the ground
  2. the flesh of a deer
  3. a type of chicken
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