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Happy Thanksgiving (with pie!) from Your Friends at GoCertify

GoCertify is taking Thursday off in observance of Thanksgiving. But we didn't want to leave you with nothing: Have some pie!

Cherry pie with crosshatchHere at the GoCertify world headquarters, we're preparing to shut things down for a day in observance of the American holiday of Thanksgiving. Because we're nice people, however, we aren't about to just walk away and let the site go dark.


To help all our readers, both in the United States and elsewhere, learn a little bit more about Thanksgiving and some of the things connected to it, we offer a festive quiz (courtesy of our friends at about a very important element of Thanksgiving: pie.


Test your knowledge, and then go have a slice. And if you, like we, live in the United States, then please enjoy your Thanksgiving revels, wherever you may be.


NOTE: There will be no new content on Thursday, but normal operations will resume with Ed Tittel's regular column on Friday.


1) The filling of what pie is made from the following list of ingredients? Ingredients: butter, sugar, cream, eggs, smidge of flour, dab of vanilla.


2) How many blackbirds are baked into the pie which becomes "a dainty dish to set before the king" in the nursery rhyme "Sing a Song of Sixpence?"


3) Which pie, according to legend, was brought back to Europe from China by the Venetian explorer Marco Polo?


4) Who wrote the savory couplet, "What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye, / What calls back the past, like the rich Pumpkin pie?"


5) What noted Los Angeleno invented both the chiffon pie and the black bottom pie?


6) As noted in the regional anthem "Song of the South," what kind of pie "shut the mouth" of songwriter Bob McDill?


7) Where is the unincorporated community of Pie Town? Bonus: What type of pie is it named for?


8) What is the earliest known historical reference to pie?


9) What pie inspired the song written by John Kennedy Oswald of which he later declared, "I'm happy as a clam to have written a song that is still being played and still dug by so many people. It's hard enough to write a song, let alone one that sticks around."


10) How many pounds of canned pumpkin were needed to create the largest pumpkin pie ever made, a gargantuan creation 20 feet in diameter that weighed 3,699 pounds?


(Click over to the next page for quiz answers!)