Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Quiz

Happy Thanksgiving!

Can you answer these trivia questions about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade?

1)  What year did the very first Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade occur?
      a)  1920
      b)  1924
      c)  1927
      d)  1930

2)  What year did balloons replace the animals from Central Park Zoo?
      a)  1924
      b)  1927
      c)  1930
      d)  1934

3)  Who was the first cartoon character to be made into a balloon?
      a)  Mickey Mouse
      b)  Popeye
      c)  Felix the Cat
      d)  Uncle Sam

4)  What was the only balloon made into the likeness of a living person?
      a)  Marilyn Monroe
      b)  Charlie Chaplin
      c)  John Wayne
      d)  Eddie Cantor

5)  What balloon has appeared in the most Macy's parades?
      a)  Snoopy
      b)  Superman
      c)  Ronald McDonald
      d)  Mr. Potato Head

6)  What year was the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade first televised in New York?
      a)  1945
      b)  1947
      c)  1950
      d)  1952

7)  Two brand new balloons were introduced in 2010.  One was from "Diary of a Wimpy Kid", what movie is the other character from?
      a)  Toy Story
      b)  The Muppets
      c)  Kung Fu Panda
      d)  Pokemon

8)  What current balloon has made the most consecutive appearances?
      a)  Kermit the Frog
      b)  Bugs Bunny  
      c)  Barney 
      d)  Garfield

9)  What was the first female balloon character in parade history?
      a)  Minnie Mouse
      b)  Betty Boop
      c)  Olive Oyl
      d)  Dora the Explorer

10)  Who was the first video game character to be turned into a balloon?
      a)  Super Mario
      b)  Sonic the Hedgehog
      c)  Mega Man
      d)  Lara Croft

Scroll down for the answers:

  1)  1924 (originally the Macy's Christmas Parade)
  2)  Balloons were introduced in 1927.
  3)  Felix the Cat (first cartoon character balloon)
  4)  Eddie Cantor (search images for this one!)
  5)  Snoopy (most appearances)
  6)  1945 (nationally televised in 1947)
  7)  Kung Fu Panda (Po)
  8)  Garfield (most consecutive appearances)
  9)  Olive Oyl (first female balloon character)
10)  Sonic the Hedgehog (first video game character balloon)

Enjoy the parade!


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