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The pilgrims at the Virginia colony celebrated Thanksgiving after having thier first successful harvest in the New World. They got a lot of help from native people, like the Squanto Indians, in growing crops like corn and sweet potatoes. Did you know that over 45 million turkeys are cooked on Thanksgiving Day?

  1. 1. How many turkeys are cooked on Thanksgiving?
    1. a. 50 million
    2. b. 45 million
    3. c. 30 million
  2. 2. Why did they celebrate?
    1. a. Their first planting
    2. b. Their first winter
    3. c. Their first harvest
  3. 3. Where did the first pilgrims celebrate Thanksgiving?
    1. a. Maryland
    2. b. Massachussetts
    3. c. Virginia