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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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It's that time of year again, everyone!

Americans everywhere will soon sit down to a lovely meal with all of their favorite dishes.

So before you head to family dinner/food coma, take our quiz so you can impress your judgmental cousin at the table.

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

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    When it bounces
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    When it floats in water
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    When it is smooth and shiny
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    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
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    Potatoes never go bad
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    There are over 60 varieties of potatoes
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    Potato skins are healing for blemishes
    Correct!
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    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
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    Pumpkin was used to make pie crust
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    The seeds were used to cure ailments
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    Soup and stew were prepared in the pumpkin shell
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    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
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    United States
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    China
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    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?

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

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    Bread stuffing & putting it inside of the turkey
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    Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin
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    Black Friday shopping
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    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
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    New Hampshire
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    Illinois
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    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
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    Ceres
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    Dionysus
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    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
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    20 feet wide
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    60 feet wide
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    7 feet wide
    Correct!
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    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?

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    567 million pounds
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    700,800 pounds
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    2.7 million pounds
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    736 million pounds
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    736 million pounds

    So. Much. Turkey.

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

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    Shingles
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    Low sex drive
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    Freckles
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    Obesity
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    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?

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    3000 calories
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    5000 calories
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    6000 calories
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    2670 calories
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    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.

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    Via giphy.com

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Remember to eat anything and everything you want this year.

By Jonathan Gordon, Carly Kaplin, Biko Skalla & Briana Rinaldo

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