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QUESTION 1: TRUE OR FALSE STATEMTS.

……… 1. Although there is cultural pluralism in the United States, there is no religious
pluralism.
……… 2. All immigrants want to assimilate to the U.S. culture completely; they have no
desire to maintain their own culture.
……… 3. It’s difficult for the average American to buy a gun, so very few people own them.
……… 4. Most American businesses are directly or indirectly owned by the government.
……… 5. One American household in four now consists of someone living alone.
……… 6. A presidential term of the United States lasts for five years.
……… 7. The Executive
anch consists of the president of the United States and his delegates.
……… 8. Elementary school is also known as grade school or grammar school.
……… 9. “Baby boomers” are young people who are their twenties.
……… 10. Las Vegas is almost no public transportation.
……… 11. The first people to settle North America came from Africa.
……… 12. There are still many problems for Black American today.
……… 13. A foreigner should be prepared to be considered “Just like anybody-else” while in U.S.
……… 14.The prefe
ed term for American Indians is Native American.
………`15. Jingle Bells is considered as an American folk song.
QUESTION 2: MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
1. Most American holidays ……………………….
a. are shared in common with other countries.
b. recognize events or people from US history.
c. are observed government employees.
d. are declared as federal holidays by an 1879 act of Congress.
2. Hanging a piece of mistletoe over doorways is for…………….

a. good luck
b. welcoming guests.
c. getting a kiss.
d. getting a gift.

3. To people from other countries “Yankee” means:………………………

a. a native American.
b. a new Englander.
c. a European person.
d. an Asian person.

4. Most of the shops in US are closed on………………………


a. St. Patrick’s day.
b. Labor day.
c. Independence day.
d. Thanksgiving & Christmas.

5. President of the US should die, …………………………..becomes president.

a. the vice-president.
b. the chef Justice.
c. the senator.
d. the governor.

6.What is the best metaphor to describe the racial and culture diversity of the US today?

a. Melting Pot
b. Salad Bowl
c. Apple pie
d. Vegetable soup

7. What famous landmark symbolizes the U.S.A as a country that Welcomes foreigners?

a. The Empire State Building


b. The State of Liberty
c. The World Trade Center
d. The Golden Gate Bridge

8.A famous figure that symbolizes the United States government is :

a. George Washington
b. Cowboy
c. A fat, bearded man called Santa Claus
d. A thin, bearded man called Uncle Sam

9.The nation motto, which has been printed on all U.S cu


ency since 1995 is :

a.” Stars and Stripes Forever”


b. “America, the beautiful”
c. “In God We Trust”
d. “With liberty and justice For All”

10. What sport is known as the national pastime in the U.S.A?


a. Football
b. Hockey
c. Baseball
d. Basketball

11. What is NOT a requirement to be president of the US?


The individual must be a native – born citizen.
The individual must be male.
The individual must be at least 35 years of age.
The individual must have lived in the US for at least 14 years.
12. What is the prefe
ed term for America Indians?

Naturalized Americans.
Native Americans.
Aboriginal Americans.
Natural Americans.

13. The most popular television programs in the USA are :

Entertainment programs.
The news
Educational programs.
None of the above.

14. Which below is not an official part of the US armed forces?

a. Marines
b. Air force
c. National guard
d. Navy

15.The animal that symbolizes the USA is the

a. Bear
b. Donkey
c. Elephant
d. Eagle

16. What American city below has a sister city relationship with Ho Chi Minh City?
a. Los Angeles
b. San Francisco
c. “Little Saigon”
c. New York City

17. Which factor has significantly influenced the divorce trend in the USA?

a. The women’s movement


b. Racial problems
c. A declining economy
d. High education for women

18.If a man receives a “Dear John Letter”, it means :


a. His sweetheart wants to end the relationship.
b. He has a secret admirer.
c. His sweetheart is anxious for him to rerurn home from war.
d. A family member of his is ill or dead.
19.“Trick or treat, money or eat “ is a common saying in :

a. Turkey Day
b. Halloween
c. Valentine
d. St. Patrick’s day

20.The “ busiest shopping day” in the US has traditionally been :

a. The day after Thanksgiving.


b. Dec. 1
c. Christmas Eve
d. Dec. 25

QUESTION 3: ESSAY WRITING


One of American values and beliefs is “Equality of Opportunity and Competition”
You write an essay to show your point of view about this.