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THE U.S.A. - A QUICK QUIZ

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1. What famous landmark symbolizes the U.S.A. as a country that welcomes foreigners?
  A the Statue of Liberty the Golden Gate Bridge the Empire State Building D the World Trade Center.
2.

A famous figure that symbolizes the United States government is

  A a cowboy a thin, bearded man called Uncle Sam George Washington D a fat, bearded man called Santa Claus
3.

The United States government spends about ............ a year.

  A $35,000,000 (35 million) $5,000,000,000 (five billion) $400,000,000,000 (400 billion) D $1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion).
4.

If an American woman tells you that it is her birthday, the polite response is

  A Merry birthday! How nice! How old are you? My condolences D Happy birthday!
5.

The animal that symbolizes the U.S.A. is the

  A bear donkey elephant D eagle
6.

The national motto, which has been printed on all U.S. currency since 1955, is

  A "In God We Trust" "America, the Beautiful" "Stars and Stripes Forever" D "With Liberty and Justice for All."
7.

The U.S.A., the oldest democracy in the world, came into existence in the year

  A 1492 1685 1776 D 1812
8.

The American flag has

  A 50 stars and 13 stripes 13 stars and 13 stripes blue stars and red and white stripes D white stars and red and blue stripes
9.

In terms of the amount of land it possesses, the U.S.A. is the ......... largest nation in the world.

  A second third fourth D eighth
10.

The largest state in population is

  A California New York Illinois D Texas
11.

The President of the United States lives in Washington, D.C. in a building called the

  A Capitol Sears Tower White House D National Mansion
12.

The tallest building in the world is 1,454 feet high. It is the

  A Empire State Building in New York City Sears Tower in Chicago World Trade Center in New York City D Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
13.

What percent of those Americans eligible to vote actually voted in the 1988 presidential election?

  A 90% 75% 60% D 50%
14.

Americans are considered adults when they reach the age of 18. Then they can legally do all of the following actions, except for one. Generally, Americans must be age 21 to

  A vote buy alcoholic beverages get married D enlist in the military service
15.

About what percent of married American women work?

  A 15% 30% 55% D 75%
16.

What is the average family income in the U.S.A.?

  A $15,000 $30,000 $45,000 D $60,000
17.

What percent of today's American adults are college graduates?

  A 10% 20% 30% D 40%
18.

A baby born in the U.S.A. today can expect to live to about age

  A 55 65 75 D 85
19.

The number of people employed by the Executive Branch of the federal government is about

  A 35,000 100,000 500,000 D 3,000,000
20.

American children believe that on Christmas Eve

  A a witch rides through the sky on a broomstick Santa Claus rides through the sky in a sled Pilgrims ride through the sky on turkeys D people should play jokes on one another
21.

What percent of American households have at least one TV set?

  A 66% 82%  91% D 98%
22.

The three American cities with the largest populations are

  A New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago New York, Boston, and San Francisco Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia D Los Angeles, Detroit, and Chicago
23.

About how many words are there in the English language?

  A 200,000 400,000 1,000,000 D 2,000,000
24.

What sport is known as the national pastime?

  A baseball football hockey D basketball