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Buddy's Thanksgiving Quiz H 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 North America? 8) When was Thanksgiving Day named as a "real" holiday? 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 GOBBLE! GOBBLE! Do you know a youth, age 15 or under, who's doing something cool as a hobby or little business? Tell us about them! Send your e-mail to You might see them on a future Just4Kids page. 38 WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP T ry your hand at my monthly 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? Answer: Pilgrims! http://WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP

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
Salvaging history
Around Missouri

Rural Missouri - November 2013