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Викторина "What do you know about the USA"

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Station № 1 – кабинет № 126 – “History of America”.

Task: Choose the right variant.

  1. Who discovered America?
    a) Christopher Columbus
    b) George Washington
    c) The pilgrims

  2. Who was the first president of the USA?
    a) Abraham Lincoln
    b) George Washington
    c) Franklin D. Roosevelt

  3. What is the national symbol of America?
    a) The rose
    b) The bald eagle
    c) The shamrock

  4. The American flag has … .
    a) thirteen stripes
    b) thirty stripes
    c) fifty stripes

  5. Christopher Columbus landed in America in … .
    a) 1620
    b) 1942
    c) 1492

  6. Who built the first car?
    a) Benjamin Franklin
    b) Alexander Graham Bell
    c) Henry Ford

  7. The USA consists of … .
    a) 52 states and the state of the Hawaii Islands
    b) 50 states and the District of Columbia
    c) 49 states and the District of Columbia

  8. In America English is … language.
    a) the official and predominant
    b) the official and preferred
    c) the first minority and preferred

  9. Who arrived at Plymouth Rock in 1620?
    a) the Indians
    b) the pilgrims
    c) the French

  10. Who fought against racial discrimination in the 1960’s?
    a) Martin Luther King, Jr.
    b) Frank Lloyd Wright
    c) Emily Dickinson (10 points)

Station № 2 – кабинет № 238 – “Geography of America: physical features, the states of the USA”.

Task: Choose the necessary.

  1. What is the capital of the United States of America?
    a) New York City
    b) Los Angeles
    c) Washington, D. C.

  2. The areas in the middle of the country are called … .
    a) the prairies
    b) the Mississippi Valley
    c) the Great Lakes

  3. In the north-eastern part, there is the region of … .
    a) the prairies
    b) the Mississippi Valley
    c) the Great Lakes

  4. What is the capital of Georgia?
    a) Atlanta
    b) San Francisco
    c) Los Angeles

  5. The heart of the city of New York is … .
    a) the Bronx
    b) Manhattan
    c) Brooklyn
    d) Queens

  6. What is the capital of Massachusetts?
    a) St. Louis
    b) Memphis
    c) Boston

  7. The largest rivers in the USA are .. .
    a) the Mississippi River, the Missouri and the Ohio
    b) the Mississippi River, the Missouri and the Grand
    c) the Mississippi River, the Potomac and the Colorado

  8. is the largest river in Alaska.
    a) The Yukon c) The Wailuku
    b) The Snake d) The Savannah

  9. The nickname of … are: the Last Frontier and Land of the Midnight Sun.
    a) Alabama c) Texas
    b) Alaska d) Arizona

  10. Washington, D. C., is a … .
    a) state
    b) country
    c) district
    (10 points)

Station № 3 – кабинет № 368 – “Sights of America”.

Task: Choose the necessary.

  1. Where is the tallest building (skyscraper) in the world?
    a) New York City
    b) Chicago
    c) San Francisco

  2. Where is the Statue of Liberty?
    a) New York
    b) Massachusetts
    c) California

  3. What is the tallest building in the world?
    a) the Empire State Building
    b) the Sears Tower
    c) the Washington Monument

  4. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from … .
    a) Italy
    b) England
    c) France

  5. The first university in America was … .
    a) Boston University
    b) Harvard
    c) MIT

  6. Wright Brothers’ original 1903 Flyer, Apollo Lunar modul, and Skylab Orbital Workshop are in … . 
    a) the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
    b) the Natural History Museum
    c) the Museum of American History
    d) Arts and Industries Building

  7. A flag flies over … wing of the Capitol when that part of the Congress is in session.
    a) one c) the south
    b) the north d) each

  8. The White House has 132 rooms and 20 bathrooms. The public … visit the White House and see several of the famous rooms such as the State Dining Room, the Blue Room and the Red Room.
    a) can’t c) can twice a week
    b) can once a week d) can

  9. The Lincoln Memorial dedicated to the U. S. sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln, is designed … .
    a) as a figure c) as a building
    b) as a figure group d) similar to the Greek Parthenon

  10. In a city filled with monuments and memorials, the Washington Monument is the most visible. Dedicated to the …, the monument stands 555 feet tall and is not only the tallest structure in Washington, D. C., but is the tallest stone monuments in the world.
    a) state
    b) city
    c) U. S. first president (10 points)

Station № 4 – кабинет № 369 – “Arts, Music, Sports of America”.

Task: Choose the necessary.

  1. In New York most musical shows were … . These shows became very big and expensive.
    a) on Broadway
    b) in Manhattan
    c) in Metropolitan Opera

  2. A famous American artist is … .
    a) Norman Rockwell
    b) Jack London
    c) Michael Jackson

  3. Some people say that America’s greatest contribution to the theater is … . This kind of performance is a play in which music, lyrics and dance help to tell a story.
    a) cartoon
    b) musical comedy
    c) western

  4. In the 1920s America fell in love with dancing and popular jazz music. One of the most famous musicians of this time was … . He became famous for his trumpet playing and his low rough voice.
    a) Louis Armstrong c) Ray Charles
    b) Tom Jones d) Frank Sinatra

  5. The king of rock’n’roll was … .
    a) Prince c) Michael Jackson
    b) Elvis Presley d) Whitney Houston

  6. What is the national sport in America?
    a) football
    b) soccer
    c) baseball

  7. What makes … in the USA so different from its European cousins, … is not just the size, speed and strength of its players. Rather, it is the most “scientific” of all outdoor team sports
    a) rugby; squash and tennis c) squash; football and rugby
    b) football; rugby and soccer d) tennis; football and soccer

  8. Who are Walt Disney’s most famous characters?
    a) Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny c) Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
    b) Donald Duck and Daffy Duck d) Pluto and Wile E. Coyote

  9. What was Mark Twain’s real name?
    a) Samuel Langhorn Clemens 
    b) Hemingway
    c) Tom Sawyer

  10. By the late 1800s America was a rich country and for many people these were happy times.
    A … was one sign of success.
    a) flute c) piano
    b) violin d) guitar (10 points)

Station № 5 – кабинет № 372 – “Culture: Traditions and Customs. American Holidays”.

Task: Choose the necessary.

  1. When do Americans celebrate Independence Day?
    a) July 4
    b) December 25
    c) February 14

  2. In which month is Halloween celebrated?
    a) December
    b) October
    c) November

  3. In 1971, the dates of many federal holidays were officially moved to the nearest … .
    a) Monday c) weekend
    b) Sunday d) week

  4. is a happy holiday on the fourth Thursday of each November.
    a) Labour Day c) Thanksgiving Day
    b) Christmas d) Halloween

  5. There are four holidays which are not necessarily celebrated on Mondays: … .
    a) Memorial Day, New Year’s Day, Christmas, President’s Day 
    b) Christmas, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Labour Day
    c) Columbus Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas
    d) Christmas, New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day

  6. A popular American food is … .
    a) barbecue ribs
    b) pelmeni
    c) fish and chips

  7. The colonists had arrived too late to grow many crops, and without fresh food half the colony died from disease. The following spring, the Indians taught them how to grow …, a new food for the colonists.
    a) rice c) potatoes
    b) tomatoes d) corn

  8. is one of the symbols which represent the first Thanksgiving.
    a) Lamb c) Turkey
    b) Veal d) Pork

  9. Going home for … is a most cherished tradition of the holiday season. No matter where you may be the rest of the year, being “at home” with your family and friends for … is a “a must”.
    a) Veteran’s Day c) Independence Day
    b) Christmas d) Labour Day

  10. are the symbols drawn on holiday decorations and greeting cards.
    a) Pork, corn, pumpkin and cranberry sauce
    b) Corn, hot dog, pumpkin and cranberry sauce
    c) Porridge, hot dog, cabbage and pop-corn
    d) Turkey, corn, pumpkin and cranberry sauce (10 points)


Station № 1.

1. a 
2. b 
3. b 
4. a 
5. c 
6. c
7. b
8. a
9. b
10. a

Station № 2.

1. c 
2. a 
3. c 
4. a 
5. b 
6. c
7. a
8. a
9. b
10. c

Station № 3.

1. b 
2. a 
3. b 
4. c 
5. b 
6. a
7. d
8. d
9. d
10. c

Station № 4.

1. a 
2. a 
3. b 
4. a 
5. b 
6. c
7. b
8. c
9. a
10. c

Station № 5.

1. a 
2. b 
3. a 
4. c 
5. d 
6. a
7. d
8. c
9. b
10. d


Teacher: America is a very big country which has a lot of different places of interest. It is

                famous for its monuments, well-known buildings and other sights.

                The third task is:

Each team must choose 3 cards, where the names of some of the sights are written and speak about them.

The sights are the following:


2.the White House.

3.the Statue of Liberty.

4.”The Pencil”




1.Disneyland is a large amusement park for children in Southern California created by the famous  American film producer Walt Disney in 1955.


2.The White House is the official home of the President of the USA where he works and lives.


3.The Statue of Liberty is the symbol of freedom in America. It is a bronze figure(almost 46 m.high) of a woman holding up a torch on Liberty Island in New York Harbor which is a gift from the French government sent to America in 1884.


4.’’The Pencil’’ is the name of the tall column in Washington, D.C. that is the Washington Monument built in honour of the first President of the USA.


5.Congress is the parliament of the USA which has its seat in the Capitol.


6.Hollywood is associated with the US film industry, it is situated not far from Los Angeles. It is the world-famous centre of films.

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