Викторина по английскому языку составлена для учащихся 10-11 классов. Задание состоит из 20 вопросов по страноведению (англоязычные страны) с иллюстрациями и предполагает выбор правильного ответа. Материал может быть использован как во время урочной, так и внеурочной деятельности (например, в течение школьных тематических недель английского языка).
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It is a 102story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan. It stood
as the world's tallest building for 40 years, from its completion in
1931 until construction of the World Trade Center's North Tower
was completed in 1972. Now it is currently the thirdtallest
completed skyscraper in the United States and the 22ndtallest in the
world. It is:
the Willis Tower
the Empire State Building
the Sears Tower
American flag has several the most popular names. Which one of the
following is not the name of the United States` flag?
Grand Union Flag
Stars and Stripes
It is known that 50 stars on the US flag represent 50 states of the
country. What can you say about 13 stripes on it? What do they
13 first American presidents
13 most famous presidents
13 biggest states
13 original states
We hold these truths to be selfevident, that all men are created
equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain
unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit
of Happiness.” This quotation is from the document which was
drafted by Thomas Jefferson and adopted by the Continental
Congress on July 4, 1776. Which document is this quotation from?
The US Constitution
The Declaration of Independence
The Bill of Rights
The Statue of Liberty is the large copper statue that stands on Liberty
Island in New York Harbor. Its right arm holds a great torch. The left
arm grasps a tablet. A crown rests on the head. At the feet there is
something that symbolizes the overthrow of tyranny. What is it?
a broken stick
a broken shackle
a torn rope
a torn band
The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture of the heads
of four United States presidents:
B. Franklin, T. Jefferson, T. Roosevelt, G. Washington.
J. Kennedy, G. Washington, A. Lincoln, T. Roosevelt.
G. Washington, B. Franklin, T. Jefferson, J. Kennedy.
G. Washington, T. Jefferson, T. Roosevelt, A. Lincoln.
This is the most important act of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. It
consists of two executive orders issued September 22, 1862 that
declared the freedom of all slaves in any state of the Confederate
States of America. This document is:
The US Constitution
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Declaration of Independence
The Bill of Rights
This act was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston
against the tax policy of the British government and the East India
Company. On December 16, 1773 a group of colonists boarded the
ships and destroyed the goods by throwing it into Boston Harbor.
The incident is known as:
Boston Sugar Party
Boston Tobacco Party
Boston Tea Party
Boston Flour Party
When the American Revolution began, about 50,000 people stayed
loyal to the British crown. They were called Loyalists. Which of the
following words means the same?
This Memorial is a mountain monument complex in the Black Hills,
in Custer County, South Dakota. It depicts an Oglala Lakota warrior,
riding a horse and pointing into the distance. The memorial is named: Crazy Horse Memorial
Crazy Indian Memorial
Crazy Warrior Memorial
Crazy American Memorial
The US government pays much attention to conservation of
wilderness. That`s why there are a lot of National Parks in the
country. Yosemite is one of the most famous ones. It is located in
California in the mountains of
The Sierra Nevada
The Appalachian Mountains
The Long Range Mountains
National parks of America make concessions to tourists. Visitors are
warned of the dangers. In the mountains and forests of the
northwestern states there is one animal that is especially to be feared.
It is the largest and most ferocious carnivore in the world and will
attack humans on sight. What animal is it?
You can see these people in any National park of America. They are
men and women with special qualities. They act as guides, and must
be ready to answer questions on the plants, animals and geology of
the parks. They must be ready to deal with emergencies of all kinds.
Who are these people?
It is said to be the most recognized natural wonder of Yosemite
National Park. It is a huge granite mountain rising over 1000 meters
above the valley floor. What is its name?
Glacier Point Вопрос 15.
These huge trees grow only on the west coast of the US and in one
valley in China. They are considered as the most amazing view in
Yosemite Mariposa Grove. They are as high as a 35storey building
and can weigh more than 3,000,000kg. Some of them were believed
to have been more than 4,000 years old. Name the trees.
This is the most famous Australian monolith. It is situated in a desert,
in a very heart of the continent. How do Australians call this rock?
The Red Center
Nowadays you can get an electronic airline ticket. It has got a lot of
advantages. Which of the following items is not necessary to get such
To have access to the Internet
To have your own credit card
To go to the airline`s site
To leave your house
In England they start every domestic phone call with “0”. If you want
to make domestic phone calls in the USA you should first dial:
This Moscow building is the tallest block of flats in Europe. It is
sometimes called the 8th Tower because it is similar in appearance to
seven skyscrapers built in Moscow earlier. Its height (264 meters) is
recorded in the “Guinness Book of Records”. What is the name of
Sparrow Hills Tower
Scarlet Sails Tower Вопрос 20.
The second largest American city Los Angeles is famous for one of
its suburbs, which is the capital of movie production. The biggest and
most successful film studios – Disney, Universal, Fox, Columbia and
others – are located here. These are star factories. What suburb is
It is the Empire State Building.
2. “Union Jack” is not the name of the United States` flag.
3. 13 stripes on the US flag mean 13 original states of the country.
4. This quotation is from the Declaration of Independence.
5. At the feet of the Statue of Liberty there is a broken shackle that
symbolizes the overthrow of tyranny.
6. The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture of the heads of four United States
Presidents: G. Washington, T. Jefferson, T. Roosevelt, and A. Lincoln.
7. This document is the Emancipation Declaration.
8. The incident is known as Boston Tea Party.
9. The word “Tories” means Loyalists, because their party was ruling in Britain at that time.
10. This memorial is named Crazy Horse Memorial.
11. Yosemite National Park is located in California in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada.
12. Visitors in American national parks are warned of a grizzly, as it is the largest and most
ferocious carnivore in the world and attacks humans on sight.
13. These people are rangers.
14. The name of this huge granite mountain is Half Dome.
15. These amazing huge trees in Yosemite Mariposa Grove are sequoias.
16. Australians call this monolith Uluru.
17. If you want to get an electronic ticket it is not necessary to leave the house.
18. If you want to make domestic phone calls in the USA you should first dial “1”.
19. The name of the tallest block of flats in Europe is TriumphPalace.
20. Hollywood is mentioned here. It is the suburb of Los Angeles and the capital of movie