Rural Missouri - November 2013 - (Page 38)
Buddy's Thanksgiving Quiz
i friends. How much do you know about
Thanksgiving history? See if you can answer
these questions correctly. The answers are at
the end of this section, but don't peek until
you try to answer the questions!
5) What was most of the American Indians' clothing
made of when the Pilgrims arrived in North America?
6) How did the American Indians help the Pilgrims?
7) Did Pilgrim boys and girls go to school?
1) What year did the Pilgrims come to North America?
2) What was the name of the ship on which the Pilgrims sailed?
3) What ocean did the Pilgrims sail across to reach
8) When was Thanksgiving Day named as a "real"
9) Did the Mayﬂower carry passengers on a second
voyage to America? Yes or no?
4) Where did the Pilgrims' ship land when they
reached North America?
10) A nursery rhyme creator actually talked President
Lincoln into making Thanksgiving an ofﬁcial holiday:
true or false?
children didn't go to school.
Parents taught them at home or
had neighbors help teach them. 8)
George Washington proclaimed a National
Day of Thanksgiving in 1789, but President
Abraham Lincoln made it ofﬁcial by proclaiming
the last Thursday in November as a national day
of "Thanksgiving" in 1863. 9) No. The Mayﬂower
ship that brought the Pilgrims to America was never
used again as a passenger ship. The ship was returned
to its former occupation as a trading vessel. 10) True.
Sarah Josepha Hale, an American magazine editor,
persuaded President Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving
a national holiday. She is the author of the popular
nursery rhyme, "Mary had a little lamb."
ANSWERS: 1) The Pilgrims
arrived in North America in
December 1620. 2) The ship was
called the Mayﬂower, but there were
actually two ships, the Mayﬂower and
the Speedwell. The Mayﬂower made it
to North America, but the Speedwell had
to turn back during the trip. 3) The Atlantic
Ocean. This is the ocean that separates North
America from Europe. 4) They landed in Plymouth
at what they called Plymouth Rock. 5) Their clothing was made from animal skins, mainly deer because
they were so plentiful. 6) They taught them to hunt
for food, how to plant their own food and how to
build stronger houses. 7) In the early years, Pilgrim
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hand at my
word watch. It's easy.
I'll list three words for
you to ﬁnd. Read the
stories in Rural Missouri
and look for the words.
When you ﬁnd them,
send me a note telling
me the stories where
you found the words,
what each word means
as it's used in the story and your age.
If you get all the words right, your name
goes into a drawing to win one of our Buddy
Bear drawstring backpacks! We'll pick up to ﬁve
winners each month. Send your answers to:
Buddy Bear's Word Watch
P. O. Box 1645
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Entries must be received by Nov. 5.
Kids, please wait a month before re-entering
- and parents, this is only for kids up to age 15.
Entries must be written by the youth, please.
Can you ﬁnd this month's words?
chassis, segue and inkling
Congratulations to last month's winners!
Renee Ross, Remington Kesten,
Jordan Laughlin and Robby Baker
If April showers bring May ﬂowers,
what do May ﬂowers bring?
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - November 2013
Rural Missouri - November 2013
White mules and family wine
Helping our neighbors
A rolling tribute to freedom
Out of the Way Eats
Big man from a small town
Hearth and Home
Best of rural Missouri
Rural Missouri - November 2013
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