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Thanksgiving (Erntedankfest)

Customs and History Quiz

This self-scoring, 10-item quiz relates to our feature called Erntedankfest: Thanksgiving in Germany and our English-German Thanksgiving Glossary. If you are not familiar with the German terms and customs related to this holiday, then you should review the article and the glossary before attempting this quiz. In any event, Viel Spaß!

Click the button next to the answer you want. When you reach the bottom of the exercise you'll be able to find out your percentage score. The answers will be listed in the scroll box just below the "Get Score" button, but you might want to avoid the answers if you got less than 100%, and try again until you get it right. (You're the only one who will know your score, so it doesn't make much sense to cheat.)

HINT: If you want to revise your answers after getting your score, don't use the "Clear" button unless you want to re-mark all the answers. Just change the answers you think need changing — then click on the "Get Score" button again.

Customs and History

1. Der heilige Martin war ein ______ in Tours.

2. Der nationale Erntedankfest-Feiertag in Kanada ist ______ der in den USA.

    neuer als
    älter als
    so alt wie

3. Das beliebteste Dankfest-Hauptgericht in Amerika ist ______ .


4. Das Erntedankfest in Deutschland ist ein ______ Feiertag.

5. _____ ist ein Masthühnchen.

    Der Puter
    Die Poularde
    Die Truthenne

6. Der inoffizielle Beginn der Weihnachtssaison in Deutschland ist ______ .


7. Das erste Dankfest in Nordamerika war wahrscheinlich im Jahre 1513 ______ .
    in Jamestown
    in Neuengland
    in Florida

8. In Deutschland findet das Erntedankfest meistens am ersten Sonntag im ______ statt.


9. Der Martinstag ist am ______ .

    29. September
    11. November
    3. Oktober

10. Der erste Dankfest im heutigen Kanada war von ______ im Jahre 1576.

    Martin Frobisher
    Juan Ponce De Leon
    den Pilgern

Your SCORE =

Correct answers:
  (Umlauts are shown as ae, oe, etc., and ß is ss)

More Thanksgiving Fun

Thanksgiving Vocabulary Quiz
A Thanksgiving word quiz in German.

Thanksgiving Word Search
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Related Pages

Erntedankfest: Thanksgiving in Germany
The feature that goes with this quiz.

Glossary: Erntedankfest/Thanksgiving
An annotated English-German glossary for the holiday.

Glossary: Christmas/Weihnachten
An annotated English-German glossary related to Christmas.

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