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									                                          AMERICA
Famous people
1. He is called “the Father of His Country”. His image appears on the dollar note and the 25-
   cent coin. He was the first President of the USA. ( George Washington)
2. He was the 3rd US President and one of the nation’s Founding Fathers. He wrote most of the
   Declaration of Independence. (Thomas Jefferson)
3. He was one of America’s most famous Founding Fathers. He was a wise and clever political
   leader, writer and a scientist who invented many things. He proved that lightning is
   electricity by flying a kite in a storm.(Benjamin Franklin)
4. He was the 16th US President. He is regarded by many people as America’s greatest
   president, because he served during the American Civil War, preserved the Union and freed
   the slaves. He is also called “ Honest Abe” (Abraham Lincoln)
5. He was not the 1-st person to build an automobile. But he introduced the assembly line,
   which brought the car parts to the worker. It changed the motor industry, and his dream to
   build an affordable car became true. (Henry Ford)
6. He was the most important leader of the US civil rights movement. He was an African
   American Baptist minister who led a series of peaceful campaigns against the policy of
   separating African Americans from the community, because of their race.(Martin Luther
   King)
7. Who created the best animated cartoons in the USA and won 26 Oscars for his work?( Walt
   Disney)
8. Which American film star is called “The Little Tramp”? (Charlie Chaplin)
9. His real name was Samuel Clemens. He is best known for the novel The Adventures of Tom
   Sawyer. (Mark Twain)
10. Which American rock-and-roll star is called the “King of Rock and Roll”? (Elvis Presley)
   Famous places
1. It is the famous US bridge that is the symbol of San Francisco. It is orange and takes 4 years
   to paint, so the work of painting it never stops.( The Golden Gate Bridge)
2. It is the lowest land in the USA and one of the hottest and driest deserts. It is the … Valley
   National Monument. What is the name of this valley?(Death Valley)
3. It is an extremely large valley with steep sides. It was created by the Colorado River and is
   about 1 mile deep.(The Grand Canyon)
4. In the Black Hills of South Dakota there is a huge monument carved from mountains. It
   shows the faces of four presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham
   Lincoln and ….Who is the 4-th president?( Theodore Roosevelt)
5. It is the 1st US national park. It has many wild animals (bears and buffalo), and is famous for
   its hot springs and geysers. ( Yellowstone National Park)
6. It is the last American state. It consists of 8 main islands in the north Pacific Ocean. The
   state attracts many tourists. What is the name of this state?(Hawaii)
7. The Great Lakes are the largest concentration of fresh water in the world. They lie on the
   boarder between the USA and Canada. How many lakes are there in the Great Lakes? (5)
8. It is a famous waterfall which consists of two waterfalls: the American Falls and the
   Horseshoe Falls. They are on the boarder between the USA and Canada. They are very
   popular with people who are just married. (Niagara Falls)
9. Which country presented the USA with the Statue of Liberty?(France)
10. It is the most southern state in the USA. Its popular name is “the Sunshine State”. Its
   attractions include Disney World, Cape Canaveral and Miami Beach.(Florida)
Holidays
1. It is a holiday on the 3rd Monday in February. It celebrates the birthdays of both George
   Washington and Abraham Lincoln. (Presidents’ Day)
2. It is a holiday to honour Americans killed in all wars. It is in the last Monday in May.
   (Memorial Day)
3. It is the most important American holiday. On that day in 1776, the Continental Congress
   gave its approval to the Declaration of Independence. The day is celebrated with fireworks,
   outdoor meals, processions, flags and speeches. When is it celebrated? (on 4 July)
4. It is a US national holiday to honour workers. It is the 1st Monday in September and is the
   last big holiday before the school year begins. (Labor Day)
5. It is a holiday that celebrates the discovery of America. It is sometimes called Discovery
   Day. It is the second Monday in October. ( Columbus Day)
6. It is celebrated on the 4th Thursday in November. People celebrate it to remember Pilgrims
   who survived thanks to God and the Native Americans. ( Thanksgiving Day)
Pictures
1. The White House
2. The Capitol
3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
4. The United National Building
5. The Empire State Building
6. The Chrysler Building
7. Central Park
8. Cinderella Castle
9. The Sears Tower (the world’s tallest building)
10.Cowboy Vic, Las Vegas
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Pictures
1.The White House
2.The Capitol
3.The Metropolitan Museum of Art
4.The United National Building
5.The Empire State Building
6.The Chrysler Building
7.Central Park
8.Cinderella Castle
9.The Sears Tower (the world’s tallest building)
10.Cowboy Vic, Las Vegas
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Pictures
1.The White House
2.The Capitol
3.The Metropolitan Museum of Art
4.The United National Building
5.The Empire State Building
6.The Chrysler Building
7.Central Park
8.Cinderella Castle
9.The Sears Tower (the world’s tallest building)
10.Cowboy Vic, Las Vegas
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Pictures
1.The White House
2.The Capitol
3.The Metropolitan Museum of Art
4.The United National Building
5.The Empire State Building
6.The Chrysler Building
7.Central Park
8.Cinderella Castle
9.The Sears Tower (the world’s tallest building)
10.Cowboy Vic, Las Vegas
Test
1. Harvard, the nation’s oldest university, is situated in
a) Cambridge
b) Washington D.C.
c) New York
d) Chicago

2.   Christopher Columbus discovered America in
a)   1402
b)   1482
c)   1492
d)   1392
3.   The “Mayflower” is
a)   the name of a flower
b)   the name of the 1-st English settlement
c)   the name of a ship
d)   the name of a dish

4.   The capital of the US is
a)   Washington
b)   Washington D.C.
c)   New York
d)   Chicago

5.   There were … colonies in America, which became the first states.
a)   13
b)   7
c)   21
d)   10
6.   The American flag is often called
a)   Union Jack
b)   The Red Dragon
c)   The Stars and Stripes
d)   The White Eagle
7.   There are …. stripes on the American Flag.
a)   7
b)   6
c)   50
d)   13
8.   The official national symbol of the USA is
a)   the Statue of Liberty
b)   the eagle
c)   the turkey
d)   the “Mayflower”

9.   The Constitution was written in
a)   New York
b)   Washington
c)   Philadelphia
d)   Chicago

10. The longest river in the USA
a) The Colorado
b) The Mississippi
c) The Missouri
d) The Hudson

								
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