Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Sure, you probably watch it every year (or at least flip past it in pursuit of something else), but how much do you really know about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? Test your knowledge with our Parade quiz, then impress (or annoy) your family with all of your smarts on Thursday.

1 of 10
What was the first balloon ever used in the parade?
Mickey Mouse
Uncle Sam
Felix the Cat
Tom Turkey
2 of 10
The balloons used to be released at the end of the parade. The lucky people who found them and brought them back to Macy’s won what?
A pie
A holiday ham
A part in the parade the next year
A monetary reward from Macy's
3 of 10
Which balloon character has not crashed into a lamp post, either injuring someone or causing severe damage to the post?
Cheeseasaurus Rex
Cat in the Hat
Sonic the Hedgehog
Raggedy Ann
4 of 10
Who has not hosted the television broadcast of the parade?
Ed McMahon
Betty White
Dick Clark
Willard Scott
5 of 10
At what landmark are the balloons inflated the night before the parade?
The Met
The American Museum of Natural History
Giants Stadium
6 of 10
Which character has never been featured as a balloon in the parade?
Smokey the Bear
The Snuggle Bear
Strawberry Shortcake
7 of 10
Some character balloons are used every year, but some are totally redesigned to give them new life. What character has had the most redesigns over the years?
Big Bird
Mickey Mouse
Kermit the Frog
8 of 10
What movie brought the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade into the national spotlight?
It's a Wonderful Life
White Christmas
The Bells of St. Mary's
Miracle on 34th St.
9 of 10
What is the proper name for a float with a balloon on it?
10 of 10
When the parade was cancelled from 1942-1944 because of WWII, the balloons were deflated so the rubber could be donated to the war effort. How much rubber was donated?
2,000 pounds
650 pounds
10,000 pounds
150 pounds