Fall Holidays
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Fall Food
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Fall Facts
100

The holiday that lands on October 31st each year.

Halloween

100

This activity involves a squash, scoop, and a carving knife

Pumpkin carving

100

A sticky treat made specially during Halloween and fall harvest (Hint: it is served on a stick)

Candy apple

100

Four most common colors associated with fall

What is red, yellow, orange and brown

100

How many varieties of apples are there?

A. 2,500

B. 5,200

C. 7,500

C. 7,500 types in total.

There are about 2,500 varieties grown in the US and 7,500 varieties grown worldwide.

200

This fall holiday honors people who were in the military

Veterans Day

200

These are made for fun but also to scare off birds from damaging or eating crops

Scarecrow

200

Most common dish served at Thanksgiving

Turkey

200

A type of sweetener made from the sap of a tree. The sugars are taken and caramelized to create this topping traditionally used for pancakes or oatmeal.

Maple Syrup

200

______ forget about the majority of nuts they bury, which helps regrow forests.
A. Squirrels

B. Ants

C. Rabbits

A. Squirrels
Throughout the fall, squirrels spend their days collecting and "caching" nuts, meaning they hide the tasty treasures away in spots where they hope to find them later. One 1998 study by the University of Richmond found that squirrels fail to recover up to 74 percent of the nuts they bury, which is likely responsible for oak forest regeneration.

300

Fall holiday known for lots of food

Thanksgiving

300

This activity can involve pitching tents, roasting, grilling, fishing, and telling stories.

Camping

300

This is the most sold chocolate bar around Halloween.

Reese's peanut butter cup

300

The one type of tree that never loses it's leaves or color (Hint is in the name)

An evergreen tree

300

Americans buy enough candy during Halloween week to fill six ____.
A. Titanics

B. Football Fields

C. Grocery Stores

A. Titanics
On Halloween, we spend an estimated $9 billion on it. In fact, according to Vox, "If you took all the candy that's sold during Halloween week and turned it into a giant ball … it'd be as large as six Titanics and weigh 300,000 tons."

400

Day after a holiday where people go shopping

Black Friday

400

Where is the famous Thanksgiving Day parade located?

New York City 

400

A drink made from pressed fresh apples, often served warm.

Apple cider

400

She is the Greek Goddess of the Harvest.

Demeter

400

The smell of the first rain of the season has a name.
A. Petrichor

B. Monsoon

C. First Fall

A. Petrichor
Petrichor is "a distinctive, earthy, usually pleasant odor that is associated with rainfall especially when following a warm, dry period and that arises from a combination of volatile plant oils and geosmin released from the soil into the air and by ozone carried by downdrafts.

500

This festival is celebrated in Germany, and now the U.S., during the Autumn season.

Oktoberfest

500

This "sporting event" happens over the Thanksgiving weekend

The Turkey Bowl

500

These are the spices that make up pumpkin spice.

cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and allspice (It doesn't contain any pumpkin.)

500

This is the Peanuts special that was only aired during the fall since it's release in 1966.


It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

500

Which one of the words below is associated with the sound of wind in the trees and rustling leaves.
A. Psithurism 

B. Praire

C. Bract

A. Psithurism
The sound of leaves and trees rustling in the wind is considered one of the most satisfying noises of the season. And the next time you hear it, you'll know it has a name: psithurism, which comes from the Greek word psithuros, meaning whispering (the s is silent).

600

This U.S. President made Thanksgiving an official holiday in 1863. (hint: he wore a large top hat)


President Abraham Lincoln



600

This fall sport is widely considered to be the most popular sport in the world

Soccer (Football)

600

A pumpkin is made up of approximately how much water?

A. 45%

B. 60%

C. 80%

C. 80% Pumpkins are 80-90% water

600

Besides pies, what were pumpkins also used for in the old days?

To remove freckles and cure snake bites.

600

The largest pumpkin pie ever weighed nearly ____ pounds.
A. 3,700

B. 2,500

C. 1,000

A. 3,700
According to Guinness World Records, the pie measured 20 feet in diameter, weighed 3,699 pounds, and required 440 sheets of dough. It was made by the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers in Ohio in September 2010.

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