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Turkey, Goat and Sushi: The Ultimate International Thanksgiving Quiz
by Staff
Turkey, stuffing…and sushi? That's right -- you're not stuck with turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie for your Thanksgiving meals. Learn about many of the international delicacies that can grace your festive spread this year by taking this quiz.

True or false: The United States was the first country to establish a regular feast for giving thanks.

  • true
  • false
  • maybe

What's the main focus of American Thanksgiving celebrations?

  • religion
  • patience
  • gratitude

What items were probably on the menu at the very first Thanksgiving feast?

  • turkey, potatoes and pumpkin pie
  • swan, seals and radishes
  • canned green beans

What type of food did the ancient Chinese serve at <em>Chung Ch'ui</em>, the annual harvest festival?

  • moon cakes
  • egg rolls
  • fortune cookies

True or false: American colonists came up with the recipe for cranberry sauce on their own.

  • true
  • false
  • maybe

What is a traditional cornucopia bursting with?

  • candy
  • fruits, flowers and treats
  • squirrels

If another turkey sounds a bit blasé to you, what traditional Jamacian meat dish might you consider in its place?

  • fried pork
  • spicy beef and noodles
  • curry goat

What's the name of the traditional Jewish harvest festival?

  • Yom Kippur
  • Hannukah
  • Sukkoth

Honey, nuts and phyllo pastry are key ingredients in what delicious international dessert?

  • tiramisu
  • cheesecake
  • baklava

What is <em>salata de varza</em>?

  • French potato salad
  • Italian pasta salad
  • Romanian coleslaw

How can you easily shave some calories from a traditional Indian tandoori chicken?

  • Hold the curry.
  • Use fat-free yogurt.
  • Make the chicken go on a diet.

What country does <em>doro watt</em> hail from?

  • Ethiopia
  • Ireland
  • Bangladesh

What is the national dish of Morocco?

  • crepes
  • couscous
  • baklava

What utensils must you provide if you plan on incorporating sushi into your Thanksgiving feast?

  • chopsticks
  • a knife and fork
  • No utensils needed: Sushi is a finger food!

What added ingredients can make couscous seem more appropriate for Thanksgiving?

  • dried cranberries
  • nuts
  • both of the above

Which internationally-known meat options can be substituted in place of a turkey on Thanksgiving Day?

  • Jamaican curry goat
  • tandoori chicken
  • both of the above

The French reserve turkey as the main dish of choice for what holiday?

  • Easter
  • Christmas
  • Halloween

On what day of the year does Canada celebrate its Thanksgiving?

  • The first Monday in May.
  • The second Monday in October.
  • The last Friday of December.

What cheeses are typically found in lasagna, a lovely and common addition to the Thanksgiving tables of many Italian-Americans?

  • ricotta
  • mozzarella
  • both of the above

What dishes might Mexican-Americans incorporate into Thanksgiving dinner in recognition of their own heritage?

  • tacos
  • burritos
  • both of the above