ТЕСТ ПО СТРАНОВЕДЕНИЮ.
The United States of America.
Choose the correct answer from choices listed above.
How many states does the United States of America comprise of?
a) 50 b) 14 c) 49
Where is Washington, the federal capital, located?
in the State of Washington
in the District of Columbia
in the State of New York
What do American people call the national flag?
the Stars and Bars,
the Union Jack
the stars and Stripes
Who made the first American flag?
How many stars and stripes does the American national flag have?
50 stars and 13 stripes
13 stars and 50 stripes
20 stars and 15 stripes
What is the national anthem of the USA?
the Stars and Stripes
the Star-Spangled Banner
America the Beautiful
What are the mottos of the USA?
God save our gracious Queen
“E plurubus unum”, “In God we trust”
“Liberty enlightening the World”
What does the coat of arms of the USA show?
a bald eagle with a ribbon in its mouth bearing the device “E plurubus unum”
a shield , a crown, a lion, a unicorn and the device “Dieu et mon droit”
a shield with coats of arms of four countries and three maple leaves
What are the two leading national parties in the USA?
the Republican Party and the Democratic Party
the Conservative Party and the Labour Party
the Green Party and the Prohibition Party
What chambers does Congress consist of?
the Supreme Court and the Federal Court
The House of Representatives and the Senate
The House of Commons and the House of Lords
What is the highest mountain in the USA?
What is the longest river in the USA?
Where are Sequoia and Yosemite National Park located?
When did Christopher Columbus discover America?
When did the American people celebrate Thanksgiving Day?
16. Who do Americans call the Pilgrim Fathers?
the Puritans who arrived in America aboard the ship Mayflower
people who make a journey to a holy place for a religious reason
the native Americans
17. Which of the American presidents are honored on Presidents Day?
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson
Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt
George Washington and Abraham Lincoln
18. When did the war of Independence take place?
19. When do Americans celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King?
on 15 January
on 14 February
on 17 March
20. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
on 4 July, 1776
on 12 October, 1492
on 30 April, 1789
21. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
22. When was the Constitution of the United States adopted?
23. What do Americans call the first ten amendments to the US constitution?
the Bill of Rights
the Civil Rights Act
the voting rights Act
What do Americans call the people who came to California during the gold rush in the 19 century?
Which road was called the Trail of Tears?
the route of the pioneers across the treeless prairie, the Rocky Mountains and deserts to Oregon in 1830-1850s
the journey of the Pilgrims to the New World in 1620
the journey of the Cherokee Indians forced by American soldiers from their own land to the Oklahoma Territory in 1838-1839
When did the Civil war in the United States take place?
The Emancipation Proclamation written by Abraham Lincoln in 1863
gave women the right to vote
freed the Blacks in the South
proclaimed the independence of the country from Britain
What tragic event made the USA declare war on Japan in 1941?
the German bombing raids on Great Britain
the Japanese invasion into Machuria
the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
What tragic event happened on September 11, 2001?
the Twin Towers in New York were destroyed by terrorists.
The America war in Afghanistan began.
The American war in Iraq started.
What type of schools provides free secondary education?
What is the oldest university in the USA?
the University of California
What do Americans call the eight oldest and most prestigious universities and colleges?
The Ivy League
The Major Leagues
What is the centre of the US automobile industry?
Which state is called the nation’s Dairy Belt?
What are the States of Iowa, Illinois and Indiana called?
the Corn Belt
the Wheat Belt
The Rust Belt
What products are made in Silicon Valley?
Which state is called the Oil State?
What is the name of the building of the US department of Defense?
the Mission Control Centre
the War Ministry
Where does the American President live and work?
in the City Hall
in the White House
in the Capitol
Where is the statue of Liberty located?
in New York Harbor
in Washington Mall
on Broadway in New York
41. Who created the Statue of Liberty?
Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
Frank Lloyd Wright
Which of the famous American presidents are calved in Mount Rushmore in South Dacota?
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt
George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, John Adams, Andrew Jackson
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt
Where are the United Nations Headquarters are situated?
in New York
Where is Hollywood, the centre of the US film industry, located?
in Los Angeles, California
in Miami, Florida
in Boston, Massachusetts
What is the symbol of US financial power?
Where is the Sears Tower situated?
in New York
How many floors does the Empire State building have?
a) 102 b) 50 c) 120
Who designed the Guggenheim Museum in New York?
Frank Lloyd Wright
John C. Portman Jr.
Where is the Metropolitan Museum of Art located?
in New York
Who is the author of the first dictionary of American English?
1a, 2b, 3c, 4a, 5a, 6b, 7b, 8a, 9a, 10b, 11c, 12b, 13a, 14b, 15a, 16a, 17c, 18c, 19a, 20a, 21b, 22b, 23a, 24b, 25c, 26a, 27b, 28c, 29a, 30c, 31b, 32b, 33b, 34c, 35a, 36b, 37a, 38b, 39b, 40a, 41a, 422c, 43b, 44a, 45c, 46b, 47a, 48a, 49c, 50c.