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The Hardest Thanksgiving Quiz You'll Ever Take

Pass this test and you'll be ready for the festivities to begin!

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  1. When can you tell if a cranberry is ripe?

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    When it bounces
    When it floats in water
    When it is smooth and shiny
    When it is firm
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    When it bounces

    Yep, when it's time to see if your fresh cranberries are good to go, throw them on the ground! (Clean ground, please, thank you.)

    When it bounces
    Via pastemagazine.com
  2. Which of these facts about potatoes is true?

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    Potatoes are 80% water
    Potatoes never go bad
    There are over 60 varieties of potatoes
    Potato skins are healing for blemishes
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Potatoes are 80% water

    Just like us, there's more than meets the eye (okay, so that's Transformers, but whatever). Hydrate this season and eat potatoes by the pound!* *Not medically accurate

    Potatoes are 80% water
    Via Wikipedia
  3. How did the original settlers use pumpkin in their meals?

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    Pumpkins were mashed and eaten cold
    Pumpkin was used to make pie crust
    The seeds were used to cure ailments
    Soup and stew were prepared in the pumpkin shell
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Pumpkin was used to make pie crust

    We should bring this back because it makes so much sense!

    Pumpkin was used to make pie crust
  4. What country produces the largest amount of green beans?

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    Russia
    United States
    China
    New Zealand
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    China

    Yep, China is the world's largest producer of the green bean. In 2012 they produced almost twice as much as the next closest country, India.

    China
    Via dreamstime.com
  5. What cultural phenomenon was born out of Thanksgiving in the 1950's?

    Bruce Myers with nurse Miss Carolyn Thomas and a turkey (Clarence B. Garret/Baltimore Sun)
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    Bruce Myers with nurse Miss Carolyn Thomas and a turkey (Clarence B. Garret/Baltimore Sun)

    Bread stuffing & putting it inside of the turkey
    Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin
    Black Friday shopping
    Frozen TV dinners
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Frozen TV dinners

    There was such a large surplus of turkey after Thanksgiving that companies began distributing and freezing it into the world's first frozen TV dinners. Yum...

    Frozen TV dinners
    Via Pinterest
  6. Which US state is the produces the most pumpkins?

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    Montana
    New Hampshire
    Illinois
    Virginia
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Illinois

    Road trip to the Midwest! If you need pumpkins in bulk and Costco just won't cut it, head to the great state of Illinois!

    Illinois
    Via Roadtrippers.com
  7. Who is the Greek Goddess of Corn?

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    Demeter
    Ceres
    Dionysus
    Rhea
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Demeter

    Technically she's the Goddess of Harvest. However she is specifically noted as the goddess of corn, grain AND the harvest. Fun dinner table fact. You're welcome.

    Demeter
    Via GreekMythology.com
  8. How big was the world's largest pumpkin pie?

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    11 feed wide
    20 feet wide
    60 feet wide
    7 feet wide
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    20 feet wide

    In New Bremen, Ohio, someone figured out how to cook a pumpkin pie with 1,212 lbs of canned pumpkin, 2,796 eggs, and 109 gallons of evaporated milk. It weighed 3,699 lbs. Apparently it was eaten.

    20 feet wide
    Via newbremenpumpkinfest.com
  9. On average, how much turkey does the US consume on Thanksgiving?

    www-tc.pbs.org
    567 million pounds
    700,800 pounds
    2.7 million pounds
    736 million pounds
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    736 million pounds

    So. Much. Turkey.

    736 million pounds
    Via allentucklandscaping.com
  10. What were pumpkins rumored to cure?

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    Shingles
    Low sex drive
    Freckles
    Obesity
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Freckles

    Who knows why, but apparently people wanted to "cure" their freckles. Glad we got past that point in history! Rock your freckles, kids.

    Freckles
    Via StyleCaster.com
  11. How many calories do most Americans consume on Thanksgiving?

    3000 calories
    5000 calories
    6000 calories
    2670 calories
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    3000 calories

    You can have the diet of an Olympic athlete for a day! Just think of it that way and enjoy every last bite.

    3000 calories Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via giphy.com

The Hardest Thanksgiving Quiz You'll Ever Take

You are not ready for Thanksgiving...

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Eat more to learn more and you'll reach expert level. #ThanksgivingGoals

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Your'e so ready to pig out and enjoy all things Thanksgiving. Happy eating you genius, you!

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