ГОУ СПО ПЕДАГОГИЧЕСКИЙ КОЛЛЕДЖ №4 САНКТ – ПЕТЕРБУРГА
Материалы к олимпиаде по Лингвострановедению для студентов 5 курса отделения «Иностранный язык» “Do you know the USA?”
Выполнила: Сенкевич Г.В.
Данные материалы разработаны для студентов 5 курса отделения «Иностранный язык», заканчивающих курс дисциплины «Лингвострановедение».
Цель: Выявление уровня сформированности знаний, умений ,навыков по теме “The USA”.
Материалы используются для проведения Олимпиады по Лингвострановедению в конце семестра.
Для более глубокого изучения вопросов Олимпиады ее темы объявляются заранее.
Положительные результаты участия студентов в Олимпиаде засчитываются в качестве итоговой аттестации по предмету.
Олимпиада проводится в 3 раунда.
Preliminary and 1 rounds : 25-23 баллов – высокий уровень;
22-16 - средний;
2 round :
15- 13 баллов – высокий уровень
12- 8 -средний уровень
Меньше 8 -низкий уровень
What’s Molasses Act of 1733?
A tax on the import of rum and molasses from non-English areas.
What did Quartering Act of 1765 require?
It required colo-
Nies to provide royal troops with provisions and barracks.
What’s Stamp Act of 1765?
A revenue collec-ted by American customs agents for all legal documents.
What was the motto of American Revolution?
No taxation without represantation
What was the main reason of Revolution?
Britain increased taxes in American colonies to pay enormous debt.
Colonists wanted the rights of the English in taxation policy.
Declaration of Independance
Who is the author of the Declaration of Independence?
2. When was the Declaration written?
3 . .When did the War for Independence end?
4. What is the date of celebra-
Tion to commemorate the War in the present-day US?What is it called?
July, 4. The Independence Day.
5. What independence did the Declaration claim?
The independence of the colonies from Great Britain and people from their government by the electing procedure
The Constitution of the USA
Who was acclaimed the first president of the US after the Constitution was adopted?
When was the Constitution ratified?
What city became the capital of the new state after the Constitution was adopted?
4.Who wrote the Constitution?
A convention of delegates to the Congress.
What’s the structu
Re of federal system given in the Constitution?
3 branches of government.
Every state has its own local government
The Civil War
Give the dates of the American Civil War beginning and ending
What was the economical difference between the North and the South before the War?
The North had industrial economy and the South had agrarian one
What was the official beginning of the Civil War?
The Confederates attacked Fort Sumter
What was the capital of the Confederacy?
What document made all the men between 20 and 45 serve in the army except those who were wealthy enough to pay a substitute?
The Union Conscription Act
World War 2 – The 1950s
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”
Who said this?
The USA president Franklin Delano Roosevelt
What use did the USA make of the World War 2?
It helped to overcome the great Depression
What was F.D.Roossevelt’s presidential program called?
When did Congress put the words “In god we Trust”on every piece of currency?
What happened in the USA on 29 October 1929?
The great Depression started
2 nd round.
World War 1- the 1920s
Who defined foreign policy by dividing the world into “civilized” and “uncivilized” nations
The US president Theodore Roosevelt
What event made the USA enter The World War 1?
German submarines attacked the US ships.
What was the Espionage Act adopted during the War about?
It banned everything German
What name did the 1920s get?
The Roaring Twenties.
The Era of the Lost Generation
The Jazz Age
Who was Al Capone?
The leader of the most influential organized gang in Chicago
B.The 1960s – 1970s
“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”
Who said this?
The USA president John Fitzgerald Kennedy
What political party did J.F.Kennedy belong to?
The Democratic party
What did Nikita Khrushchev and John Kennedy had conflict about?
Fidel Castro and N. Khrushchev put missiles in Cuba in 1962. Kennedy responded by threatening nuclear war
What was the name of the 1st American put on the moon?
Why was the notorious Watergate Scandal called so/
The top secret documents which were published had been stolen from the Watergate building
The 1970s -1980s
What had the president Ronald Reagan been before he became the president?
What kind of hidden fighting tactics against American government did Muslim fundamentalists develop?
What was R.Nixon’s presidential program called?
What did the top secret documents sold by the Pentagon official and published in Washington Post reveal?
The misinformation campaign and lies about Vietnam
What event made the USA enter the World War 2?
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor naval base.
How many continental mountain ranges are there in the US?
Where is Death Valley situated?
In California and Nevada
What is the kind of climate the most part of the USA has?
Due to what conditions do hurricanes occur in the USA?
Atlantic Gulf Stream
Where is the biggest oilfield situated?
6. What was the 1st national park established in the USA?
What territories does Yellowstone park include?
Wyoming, Idaho, Montana
What national park is situated in the area of the Great Lakes?
Isle Royal N.P.
9.Where in the USA can you see aurora borealis (northern lights)
In Alaska and Royal N.P.
What was the 21st Amendment(1933) about?
It cancelled the prohibition to produce and sell alcohol in the USA.
What is the main problem Hawaii faces now?
Local plants are being pushed out by the foreign ones.
Who founded the 1st colony in America?
How many people had been living on the continent when Columbus came?
No define answer.
Who participated in the American Civil War?
The North and the South
How many national parks are there in Alaska?
What president pulled American troops out of Vietnam?
Richard Nixon (1968)
Where was J.F.kennedy shot by a sniper in 1963?
JFK was shot on a visit to Dallas? Texas.
Where did the 3-days battle, that marked the final turning in the Civil War, take place?
What kind of fighting during the Civil War did William C. Quantrill, “Bloody Bill” Anderson,and the future outlaws Jesse James and Cole Younger participate in?
What was the speech delivered by president Lincoln during the Civil War dedicating a military cemetery where he urged people to reconcile?
What was the Immigration Act about?
It limited immigration and favored white European Protestants.
Who was J.Edgar Hoover?
Th e most influential FBI director.
What is called the Great Depression?
The severe economic crisis (1929-1939)
What country did John F.Kennedy put American troops in in the 1960s?
What was J.F.Kennedy’s presidential program called?