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Thanksgiving: Fact or Fiction (

Quiz by Sherry Stowe

Grade 7
ELA (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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  • Q1
    When is Thanksgiving held today?
    the fourth Thursday of November
    the first Thursday of November
    the last Thursday of November
    after any particularly important event
  • Q2
    This article is structured in a list format. What does the article list?
    myths that people associate with Thanksgiving and turkeys
    reasons why Thanksgiving was first created
    arguments for moving Thanksgiving to a different date
    ways in which the turkey is important to Thanksgiving
  • Q3
    Some leaders of the United States have had a major impact on the way Americans celebrate Thanksgiving today. What evidence from the text best supports this conclusion?
    Benjamin Franklin felt that the turkey would be a better symbol for the United States than the bald eagle.
    Two turkeys pardoned by George W. Bush were flown to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
    Franklin Roosevelt decreed that the Thanksgiving Holiday should be celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November every year.
    George Washington issued a proclamation urging Americans of the time to observe a day of thanksgiving for the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Q4
    Based on the information in the text, what effect might Abraham Lincoln's setting an annual day of Thanksgiving have had?
    New traditions grew around the annual Thanksgiving celebration.
    Holiday shopping was hurt, and continues to suffer.
    The decision caused controversy among many Americans.
    The turkey became the national bird of the United States.
  • Q5
    What is this article mostly about?
    the role of the turkey in the U.S. and during Thanksgiving
    U.S. Presidents' and Founding Fathers' contributions to Thanksgiving
    the way Thanksgiving has affected shopping patterns
    traditions, little-known facts, and myths about Thanksgiving
  • Q6
    Why might the author include the phrase "fact or fiction" in every heading throughout the article?
    to force the reader to decide whether the information in the article is factual or fictional
    to convince the reader that all of the statements in the headings are factual
    to show that the author is not sure if the information in the article is true or not
    to suggest that some of the statements in the headings are fact, but some are fiction.
  • Q7
    Choose the answer that best completes this sentence. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln designated the last Thursday in November as a national day of Thanksgiving, ________ in 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt decreed that the holiday should always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month.
    for example

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