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Are these statements about the pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving true (T) or false (F)?

Quiz Updated Nov 22, 2016

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They called themselves The Pilgrims
They referred to others as 'Outsiders.'
The first place they landed was at modern day Plymouth, Massachusetts
They first left for America on the Mayflower alone
Twelve people died on the voyage to America
The one child born on the voyage was named Oceanus
They were the first Europeans to land in Massachusetts
Plymouth Rock was not actually used for the landing at Plymouth
Myles Standish was the leader of the passengers
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The first elected Governor was John Carver
The Mayflower Compact was signed by all the passengers
Their spiritual leader was William Bradford
45 of the 102 colonists died the first winter
The colonists were given their first corn seeds by Squanto
Squanto was the first native to visit the colony in Plymouth
Squanto was the first native they met who spoke English
The closest native settlement was that of the Wampanoag tribe
Squanto was a Wampanoag chief
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The leader of the Wampanoag was Massasoit
The Mayflower returned to England after four months
There were only four adult women left to prepare the First Thanksgiving
Almost fifty Native Americans attended the First Thanksgiving
The main meat served was turkey
One of the dishes served was swan
Cranberries were plentiful and were served as a sauce
The Thanksgiving Feast lasted three days
It was Abraham Lincoln who proclaimed the 4th Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day

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