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Тест по страноведению "Соединенные Штаты Америки" (11 класс)



The United States of America.

Choose the correct answer from choices listed above.

  1. How many states does the United States of America comprise of?

a) 50 b) 14 c) 49

  1. Where is Washington, the federal capital, located?

  1. in the State of Washington

  2. in the District of Columbia

  3. in the State of New York

  1. What do American people call the national flag?

  1. the Stars and Bars,

  2. the Union Jack

  3. the stars and Stripes

  1. Who made the first American flag?

  1. Betsy Ross

  2. Harriet Tubman

  3. Elisabeth Stanton

  1. How many stars and stripes does the American national flag have?

  1. 50 stars and 13 stripes

  2. 13 stars and 50 stripes

  3. 20 stars and 15 stripes

  1. What is the national anthem of the USA?

  1. the Stars and Stripes

  2. the Star-Spangled Banner

  3. America the Beautiful

  1. What are the mottos of the USA?

  1. God save our gracious Queen

  2. E plurubus unum”, “In God we trust”

  3. Liberty enlightening the World”

  1. What does the coat of arms of the USA show?

  1. a bald eagle with a ribbon in its mouth bearing the device “E plurubus unum”

  2. a shield , a crown, a lion, a unicorn and the device “Dieu et mon droit”

  3. a shield with coats of arms of four countries and three maple leaves

  1. What are the two leading national parties in the USA?

  1. the Republican Party and the Democratic Party

  2. the Conservative Party and the Labour Party

  3. the Green Party and the Prohibition Party

  1. What chambers does Congress consist of?

  1. the Supreme Court and the Federal Court

  2. The House of Representatives and the Senate

  3. The House of Commons and the House of Lords

  1. What is the highest mountain in the USA?

  1. Mount Vernon

  2. Mount Whitney

  3. Mount McKinley

  1. What is the longest river in the USA?

  1. the Tennessee

  2. The Mississippi

  3. The Colorado

  1. Where are Sequoia and Yosemite National Park located?

  1. in California

  2. in Montana

  3. in Alaska

  1. When did Christopher Columbus discover America?

  1. in 1000

  2. in1492

  3. in1607

  1. When did the American people celebrate Thanksgiving Day?

  1. in November

  2. in July

  3. in September

16. Who do Americans call the Pilgrim Fathers?

  1. the Puritans who arrived in America aboard the ship Mayflower

  2. people who make a journey to a holy place for a religious reason

  3. the native Americans

17. Which of the American presidents are honored on Presidents Day?

  1. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson

  2. Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt

  3. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln

18. When did the war of Independence take place?

  1. in 1812-1814

  2. in 1861-1865

  3. in 1775-1783

19. When do Americans celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King?

  1. on 15 January

  2. on 14 February

  3. on 17 March

20. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

  1. on 4 July, 1776

  2. on 12 October, 1492

  3. on 30 April, 1789

21. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

  1. George Washington

  2. Thomas Jefferson

  3. Benjamin Franklin

22. When was the Constitution of the United States adopted?

  1. in 1791

  2. in 1787

  3. in 1776

23. What do Americans call the first ten amendments to the US constitution?

  1. the Bill of Rights

  2. the Civil Rights Act

  3. the voting rights Act

  1. What do Americans call the people who came to California during the gold rush in the 19 century?

  1. the Pilgrims

  2. the Forty-Niners

  3. the Confederates

  1. Which road was called the Trail of Tears?

  1. the route of the pioneers across the treeless prairie, the Rocky Mountains and deserts to Oregon in 1830-1850s

  2. the journey of the Pilgrims to the New World in 1620

  3. the journey of the Cherokee Indians forced by American soldiers from their own land to the Oklahoma Territory in 1838-1839

  1. When did the Civil war in the United States take place?

  1. In 1861-1865

  2. In 1848-1849

  3. In 1840-1879

  1. The Emancipation Proclamation written by Abraham Lincoln in 1863

  1. gave women the right to vote

  2. freed the Blacks in the South

  3. proclaimed the independence of the country from Britain

  1. What tragic event made the USA declare war on Japan in 1941?

  1. the German bombing raids on Great Britain

  2. the Japanese invasion into Machuria

  3. the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

  1. What tragic event happened on September 11, 2001?

  1. the Twin Towers in New York were destroyed by terrorists.

  2. The America war in Afghanistan began.

  3. The American war in Iraq started.

  1. What type of schools provides free secondary education?

  1. comprehensive schools

  2. private schools

  3. public schools

  1. What is the oldest university in the USA?

  1. the University of California

  2. Harvard University

  3. Princeton University

  1. What do Americans call the eight oldest and most prestigious universities and colleges?

  1. Oxbridge

  2. The Ivy League

  3. The Major Leagues

  1. What is the centre of the US automobile industry?

  1. Chicago

  2. Detroit

  3. San Francisco

  1. Which state is called the nation’s Dairy Belt?

  1. Illinois

  2. Indiana

  3. Wisconsin

  1. What are the States of Iowa, Illinois and Indiana called?

  1. the Corn Belt

  2. the Wheat Belt

  3. The Rust Belt

  1. What products are made in Silicon Valley?

  1. medical tools

  2. computers

  3. steel

  1. Which state is called the Oil State?

  1. Pennsylvania

  2. California

  3. Texas

  1. What is the name of the building of the US department of Defense?

  1. the Mission Control Centre

  2. the Pentagon

  3. the War Ministry

  1. Where does the American President live and work?

  1. in the City Hall

  2. in the White House

  3. in the Capitol

  1. Where is the statue of Liberty located?

  1. in New York Harbor

  2. in Washington Mall

  3. on Broadway in New York

41. Who created the Statue of Liberty?

  1. Frederic Auguste Bartholdi

  2. Frank Lloyd Wright

  3. Pierre L’Enfant

  1. Which of the famous American presidents are calved in Mount Rushmore in South Dacota?

  1. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt

  2. George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, John Adams, Andrew Jackson

  3. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt

  1. Where are the United Nations Headquarters are situated?

  1. in Washington

  2. in New York

  3. in Philadelphia

  1. Where is Hollywood, the centre of the US film industry, located?

  1. in Los Angeles, California

  2. in Miami, Florida

  3. in Boston, Massachusetts

  1. What is the symbol of US financial power?

  1. Times Square

  2. Pennsylvania Avenue

  3. Wall Street

  1. Where is the Sears Tower situated?

  1. in New York

  2. in Chicago

  3. in Seattle

  1. How many floors does the Empire State building have?

a) 102 b) 50 c) 120

  1. Who designed the Guggenheim Museum in New York?

  1. Frank Lloyd Wright

  2. Thomas Jefferson

  3. John C. Portman Jr.

  1. Where is the Metropolitan Museum of Art located?

  1. in Washington

  2. in Atlanta

  3. in New York

  1. Who is the author of the first dictionary of American English?

  1. D. Jones

  2. L.C. Wells

  3. N. Webster


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