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Dział: Języki obce

Konkurs wiedzy o kulturze i festiwalach krajów anglojęzycznych dla uczniów klas 7-8

1 Who wins the Easter egg hunt game?
A The person who finds the biggest egg
B The person who finds all red eggs
C The person who finds the most eggs
D The person who finds the first egg

2. In which country can children play a game in front of the President’s house on Easter
Monday?
A the USA
B India
C Egypt
D New Zealand

3 Which of the following Presidents of the USA signed a legislation making Flag Day a day of national observance?
A Harry Truman
B Abraham Lincoln
C John Tyler
D George Washington

4 What day is Flag Day found in calendar?
A June 14th
B July 14th
C September 14th
D August 14th

5 What is the title of the National Anthem of the USA?
A Oh, Say Can You See
B God Bless America
C America the Beautiful
D The Star Spangled Banner

6 When did the Continental Congress actually pass a resolution of Independence?
A July 1
B July 2
C July 3
D July 4

7 The Notting Hill festival has been held every year since:
A 1965
B 1968
C 1959
D 1962

8 Who first celebrated what we've come to know as Halloween?
A The Druids
B The Romans
C The Christians
D The Tudors

9 Where does the name Easter come from?
A An Anglo-Saxon goddess called Eastre
B A saint from the sixth century
C An old word for East Star
D A Celtic word Eastree

10. The Romans called Halloween Pomona Day. Who or what was Pomona?
A The town where the Romans first celebrated Pomona Day
B The goddess of fruits and gardens
C The place where evil spirits dwell
D The Island where the Romans used to live

11. Halloween falls on the night before:
A All Soul's Day
B Shrove Thursday
C The first Harvest Moon
D All Saint's Day

12 What does Shrove Tuesday have to do with Easter?
A Shrove Tuesday is the first day of Lent
B Shrove Tuesday is the last day to indulge before Lent.
C Shrove Tuesday is the first day of Advent
D Shrove Tuesday is the end of Lent

13 Who wrote the Star-Bangled Banner?
A Betsy Ross
B Francis Scott Key
C George Washington
D John Tyler

14 Who believed that souls of the dead visited the earth every October 31st?
A The Celts
B The Mexicans
C The Gypies
D none of the above

15 Why did the Pilgrims come to America?
A. to establish a trade route with India
B. to set up fur trade with the Natives
C. to establish a new nation
D. to find religious freedom

OPEN QUESTIONS

1 What is the name of the festival that takes place during August Bank Holiday in London?
Notting Hill Carnival

2 What was the reason for the custom of April Fools ’ Day to begin?
Change of Calendars
It is commonly believed that that April Fool came about because of the change of calendars. In 1582, Pope Gregory introduced a new calendar called the Gregorian calendar which is the calendar we still use today

3 When did April Fool become popular in England?
April fooling became popular in England and Scotland during the 1700s.

4 On which day of the week is the summer bank holiday in England Wales and Northern Ireland held?
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the summer bank holiday is on the last Monday of August

5 Who was the Notting Hill Carnival originally organised by?
Immigrants from the Caribbean

6 Why do we have eggs at Easter?
They are a symbol of rebirth

7 How many stars are on the current flag of the USA?
50

8 Halloween is also known by other names, give one of them
All Hallows Eve
Samhain
All Hallowtide
The Feast of the Dead
The Day of the Dead

9 What’s the name for a typically carved Halloween pumpkin?
Jack O' Lantern

10 What do the children who call on houses to solicit gifts at Halloween’s night say?
Trick or Treat

11 What is Easter Egg Roll?
It is a traditional game which takes place in England on Easter Monday. People (usually children) roll their hard-boiled eggs down a hill. The winner is the person who can roll their egg the furthest without breaking it.

12 What is traditionally eaten in the UK on Shrove Tuesday?
Pancakes

13 List three countries where Mardi Gras is celebrated
Belgium
Brazil
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Sweden
United States

14 What is apple bobbing?
It is a Halloween game which may be called "dooking" in Scotland in which apples float in a tub or a large basin of water and the participants must use their teeth to remove an apple from the basin.

15. The USA flag has 13 stripes. How many of them are red?
7

ANSWERS
1 C
2 A
3 A
4 A
5 D
6 B
7 A
8 A
9 A
10 B
11 D
12 B
13 B
14 A
15 D

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