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Autumn Trivia Quiz

Fall into our fall trivia quiz and see how much you know about autumn.

By Ratha M.

The leaves are changing, there's a chill in the air, and Halloween and Thanksgiving will soon lead into the holidays. So to celebrate the season, check out our Fall Trivia.

  1. What year was the first Thanksgiving held?
  2. Which is associated with fall? A. Bunnies B. Santa C. Scarecrows D. Beach balls
  3. Why do leaves change colors in the fall?
  4. The day after Halloween, November 1st, is celebrated by various religions. For the Catholic and Episcopal religions it is known as All Saints Day. What is it known as in Mexico?
  5. Approximately what percentage of American homes eats turkey on Thanksgiving? A. 55% B. 82% C. 90%
  6. What sound does a female turkey make? "Gobble" or "Cluck?"
  7. True or False? According to the Farmer's Almanac , one sign that a harsh, cold winter is coming is a large amount of acorns on the ground in the fall.
  8. What is YOUR costume this Halloween?

Check out the answers below!

  1. ANSWER: 1621. It wasn't called Thanksgiving yet, but was a day of celebrating the Pilgrims first successful harvest. There were 53 pilgrims and members of the Wampanoag Indians.
  2. ANSWER: C. Scarecrows. Traditionally, Native American tribes (and people throughout the world) used scarecrows, or "bird scarers" to protect their crops. Now they are a familiar fall decoration in pumpkin patches, Halloween displays, and houses everywhere!
  3. ANSWER: Trees need chlorophyll to grow in spring and summer. It runs out in the fall as temperatures drop, revealing the color hidden underneath.
  4. ANSWER: Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). It is a day to remember and pray for the dead.
  5. ANSWER: C. 90%.
  6. ANSWER: Cluck!
  7. ANSWER: True! It's said squirrels will start gathering nuts earlier than usual to fortify themselves against a hard winter.
  8. ANSWER: Only you can provide this valuable information!

Until next time. Stay warm and toasty!

— Ratha

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