Quiz The UK English speaking countries 900igr.net
Tack 1. «Flags» 1)New Zealand, 2)Canada, 3)the UK, 4)Scotland, 5)Australia, 6)England. 1.Which continent was the last to be discovered? 2)What country consists of 4 parts? 3) What country lies to the north of the US? 4) What country lies to the north of England? 5) What country lies to the south of Scotland?
Tack 2. «Symbols» 1)a red rose, 2)a thistle, 3)a shamrock, 4)a daffodil, 5)the bald eagle. 1. What is the national symbol of Scotland? 2. What is the national symbol of Wales? 3. What is the national symbol of England? 4. What is the national symbol of Ireland?
Task 3. «London Sights» 1)Buckingham Palaсe, 2)Westminster Abbey, 3)St. Paul‘s Cathedral, 4)the Tower London, 5)the Houses of Parliament, 6)Trafalgar Square. 1)What building has Big Ben? 2)It was built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror as a fortress and the royal palace. Later it was a prison, now it is a museum and a Royal Treasury. 3)What is the home of the Queen? 4)It is a royal church. There are tombs of many British kings and queens and other famous people. This is where the coronation takes place.
Task 4. «Holidays» 1)Christmas, 2)St. Valentine’s Day, 3)Easter, 4)Mother’s Day, 5)Halloween, 6)Father‘s Day. 1)This holiday is celebrated on the 14th of February as a day of love and friendship. 2)People buy presents and cards them to their friends and relatives Parents put their presents into stockings. The traditional meal is roast turkey and pudding. They also decorate streets, rooms and a tree. 3)Children usually eat chocolate eggs and Cross Buns on this day. 4)Children make lanterns out of pumpkins, dress as witches and ghosts and go from house to house and say: «Trick or Treat!»
Task 5. «Dates» 1)1086, 2)1564, 3)1840, 4)1653, 5)1734, 6)1553. 1)When did the first Englishman Richard Chancellor come to Russia? 2)When was the first treaty between England and Russia signed? 3)When did the first stamp «Penny Black» appear? 4)When was the first official document, the Doomsday Book, written?
Task 6. «Famous People» 1)Armstrong, 2)Bell, 3)Logarth, 4)Newton, 5)Conan-Doyle, 6)A. Christie. 1)Who was one of the best British artists? He painted «Marriage a la Mode», «The Graham Children» and other pictures which are kept in the National Gallery in London. 2)Who wrote 75 detective stories? 3) He was a spaceman and the first person to walk on the Moon. 4)Who invented the telephone?
Task 7. «Home Library-writers» 1)Beatrix Potter, 2)James M. Barrie, 3)Lewis Carrol, 4)Pamela L. Travers, 5)Alan Mine, 6)Daniel Defoe. 1)Who is the author of «Robinson Crusoe»? 2)Who wrote about Winnie the Pooh? 3)Who wrote about funny rabbits and other animals? 4)Who is the author of «Mary Poppins»? 5)Who wrote about the adventures of the girl called Alice in the magic country Wonderland?
Task 8. «Home-reading characters» 1)Alice, 2), 3)Peter Pan, 4)Mary Poppins, 5)Doctor Doolittle, 6)Robinson. 1)He took care of animals, because he loved them very much. Many different animals lived in his house. 2)She looked after children. The wind had brought her over. She usually had a bag and an umbrella in her hands. In her bag she had an armchair, a piano and magic bottle. 3)He was a boy who didn’t grow. He could fly as a bird. 4)He swam to an island. He lived on the island alone for a long time and he had a friend called Friday.
The final Make up as many words as you can out of the words «Sportsmen».
Questions 1.Geography 1)What was Henry Hudson and which geographical feature in New State is named after him? 2)The continental US is divided into how many zones? 3)Which American state was the last to acquire «state» status?
4)In which state do the highest trees in the world grow and what are they called? 5)What is the name of the first US national park? 6)Which city in the state of Florida has the same name as a Russian town?
7)In which mountain are the faces of four American Presidents chiselled? 8)In which city is Disney World located? 9)Name the six New England states.
10)Name the five Great lakes. 11)Name the highest mountain range in the eastern US. 12)Which Caribbean Sea island has a Commonwealth status with the IV.
13)Name the smallest US state. 14)In which western US state, originally on part of the Nez Perce Indian Reservation, is the city of Moscow located?
2. History 1)Give the names of the three ships on which Christopher Columbus made his first voyage to America? 2)In which city and state is the Liberty Bell located? 3)Which country presented the US with the Statue of Liberty?
4)Which American president was the first to live in the White House? 5)Who were «The Blues» and who were «The Greys» during the American civil War? 6)Which American architect is called the «Father of the Skyscraper»?
7)Who were the two brothers who invented the airplane? 8)What is the name of the American naval base that the Japanese attacked on December 7, 1941? 9)Which American general, who later became the 34th President commanded all US forces during World War II?
10)Which American President attended the Potsdam Conference? 11)Which American astronaut first stepped on the surface of the Moon?
3. Literature 1)What major American historical event did Rip Van Winkle miss in sleep? 2)Which 19th-centry American writer is said to be the founder of detective genre? 3)What pen-name did an American writer use to sign the humorous stories which he wrote in prison? 4)Which two novels by Mark Twain are often called «the first modern American novels»?
5)During which periods in American history was the novel «Gone with the Wind» set? 6)Name the 1954 Nobel Laureate in Literature. 7)Which famous American document begins with the words, «We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union…»? 8)Name the largest library in the US.
4.Culture and sports 1)In which famous location do people in New York City celebrate New Year’s Day? 2)What are the ingredients of a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner? 3)What do the terms «melting pot» and «salad bowl» mean to US society and culture?
4)Which American artist painted portraits of outstanding historical leaders and scenes of important historical events, including «The Declaration of Independence» and three famous portraits of George Washington? 5)Who is the American composer who staged the famous musical «West Story»? 6)Which American rock0and-roll star lived in Memphis, Tennessee? 7)Which American silent-movie star is called the «Little Tramp»?
7)What monument in Washington, D.C., dedicated to an American President, is nicknamed «The Pencil»? 8)What is the name of the awards given to the best movie actors and actresses each year in the US? 9)Which sport is considered to be the national pastime of America? 10)In which US city were the 1996 Summer Olympics held?
5.Government 1)Explain the symbolism of the start and the stripes on the US. 2)In which city did the First Continental Congress meet in 1774. 3)Which US legal holiday – held every four years falls on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November?
4)When did American women receive the right to vote? 5)Who was the first President elected as a member of the Republican Party? 6)Who was the first President to serve only one term?
7)Name the longest serving US President. 8)Who was the youngest elected President in the history of the US? 9)What is impeachment? Name one President it threatened(a formal accusation against a public official).
10)After the Vice-President, which political figure is next in line to succeed the President? 11)Name the two political parties in the US and the animals that symbolize each party.