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Тест по страноведению. США

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Тест по страноведению. США.

Романова Нелли Викторовна,

учитель английского языка,

Средняя школа № 82 г. Ульяновска



Описание работы: Данный тест будет полезен учителям английского языка для проведения в 7-8 классе с целью контроля знаний учащихся по теме «США» на уроках и внеурочных занятиях. Тест охватывает сведения о географическом положении, символике, политической системе, знаменитых людях США, городах и достопримечательностях.



Цели и задачи:

Образовательные: обобщение изученного материала по теме «США»; актуализация страноведческого материала; совершенствование навыков чтения и говорения; совершенствование лексических навыков.

Развивающие: повышение уровня мотивации к изучению английского языка; развитие познавательной активности; развитие внимания, памяти, воображения и логического мышления.

Воспитательные: воспитывать чувство сопричастности к мировой культуре.



Answer the questions.

  1. What is the capital of the USA?

  2. What is the population of the USA?

  3. How many states are there in the USA?

  4. What two oceans is the USA washed by?

  5. What colour is the American flag?

  6. How do people call the American flag?

  7. What is the motto of the USA?

  8. What is the symbol of the USA?

  9. Why is America called a “melting pot”?

  10. Who is the heard of the USA?

Choose the correct variant.

  1. Christopher Columbus discovered America in …

  1. 1492

  2. 1402

  3. 1442

  1. Who lived in America before Columbus came?

  1. Americans

  2. Pilgrims

  3. Indians

  1. When did Europeans first arrive in America?

  1. 1720

  2. 1620

  3. 1670

  1. The first colonists started the tradition of …

  1. Thanksgiving Day

  2. Halloween

  3. Independence Day

  1. When did America become independent?

  1. 1776

  2. 1676

  3. 1767

  1. When is Independence Day?

  1. 24 July

  2. 4 July

  3. 4 June

  1. The first president of the USA was…

  1. Abraham Lincoln

  2. Jeffrey Jefferson

  3. George Washington

  1. Which American state is situated 50 miles from Russia?

  1. Alabama

  2. Alaska

  3. Arizona

  1. The largest state in the USA is …

  1. Alaska

  2. Texas

  3. California

  1. Which river did native Americans call “the father of waters”?

  1. the Mississippi

  2. the Colorado

  3. the Missouri

  1. Which state of the USA is situated in the Pacific Ocean?

  1. Idaho

  2. Hawaii

  3. Montana

  1. The USA is a … republic.

  1. Federal

  2. Constitutional

  3. presidential

  1. The US President’s term is …

  1. 4 years

  2. 5 years

  3. 6 years

  1. The US Government has … braches.

  1. Three

  2. Four

  3. Five

  1. Congress is made up of

  1. The House of Representatives and the House of Commons

  2. The House of Lords and the House of Commons

  3. The House of Representatives and the Senate

  1. What is the favourite sport in the USA?

  1. Baseball

  2. Cricket

  3. Rugby

  1. Match the sights (A-H) with their definitions (1-7). One sight is extra.

  1. The Capitol

  2. The White House

  3. The Empire State Building

  4. Hollywood

  5. Disneyland

  6. The Grand Canyon

  7. The Statue of Liberty

  8. Yellowstone

  1. It is the official home for the President of the USA.

  2. It is the symbol of freedom in America.

  3. It is one of the tallest buildings in the USA.

  4. It is the tallest building in Washington and the most famous building in the USA because it is the place where laws are made.

  5. It is the world famous center of films.

  6. It is a large amusement park for children in Southern California.

  7. It is the oldest national park in the world. It is famous for its geysers.

  1. Match the beginnings of the sentences (1-5) with the endings (A-F). One variant is extra.

1)The Grand Canyon is one mile deep and


  1. The Bering Strait

  2. 277 miles long

2) Yellowstone covers

c) parts of three states

3) Alaska is separated from Russia by

d) nine million square kilometers

4) The area of the USA is over

e) Great Lakes

5) The longest river in the USA is

f) the Mississippi



  1. Match the cities (A-F) with their definitions (1-5). One city is extra.

  1. Philadelphia

  2. New York

  3. Chicago

  4. Washington, DC

  5. Los Angeles

  6. Boston

  1. It is one of the main cities of the USA. It was the first capital of America from 1790 until 1800. The USA constitution the first written constitution in the world was adopted in this city in 1787.

  2. This city is situated on the left bank of the Potomac River. It is one of the most beautiful and unusual cities in the USA. It has little industry. There are no skyscrapers. It was named after the first American President.

  3. It is the largest city in the United States. It is situated at the mouth of the Hudson River. It is the world leader in finance, the arts and communications. There are many skyscrapers of fifty and more stores in it.

  4. It is one of the oldest cities. It was founded in 1630. There are three universities in this city. The oldest university in the USA, Harvard University, was founded in 1636.

  5. It is the second largest city in the USA after New York City. It is situated in Southern California. This city is known as a center of the American entertainment industry.



  1. Match the names of the famous people (A-F) with the sentences (1-5). One name is extra.

  1. Walt Disney

  2. Neil Armstrong

  3. Martin Luther king

  4. Henry Ford

  5. Charlie Chaplin

  6. Mark Twain

  1. The American astronaut first stepped on the surface of the Moon.

  2. His cartoon films are popular all over the world.

  3. He was the leader of the Black civil rights movement in the USA.

  4. He was a famous American actor called “The Little Tramp”.

  5. He was the first to use an assembly line in car making, which made cars affordable.



Keys: 1) Washington, DC; 2) 250 million people; 3) 50 states; 4) the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean; 5) red, white, blue; 6) Stars and stripes; 7) In God we trust.; 8) the bald eagle; 9) because people of many nationalities live there; 10) the President; 11) a; 12) c; 13) b; 14) a;15) a; 16) b; 17) c; 18) b; 19) a; 20) a; 21) b; 22) c; 23) a; 24) a; 25) c; 26) a; 27) 1b; 2g; 3c; 4a; 5d; 6e; 7h; 28) 1b; 2c; 3a; 4d; 5f; 29) 1a; 2d; 3b; 4f; 5e; 30) 1b; 2a; 3c; 4e; 5d.



Cписок использованной литературы:

  1. И. Ю. Баканова «600 устных тем для школьников и поступающих в вузы» М., «Дрофа» 2001;

  2. Т.П. Ванина, М.С.Евдокимов «Тестовые задания по английскому языку» М., «Лист»1999;

  3. В.В.Ощепкова «США: география, история…» М., «Лист» 2000

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