Дистанционные гимназические викторины на английском языке

Среда, 03 Апреля 2013 года

Дистанционная гимназическая викторина на английском языке,
посвященная 25- летию установления побратимых связей с г.Портленд, штат Мэн, США
для 5-6 классов 

1.   What animal am I?
“I eat enormous amounts of spiders, insects and berries.”
“I am a small grey and white bird with a black patch on the top of my head.”
“In 1927, I was named the State bird of Maine.”
2.    In the great seal of the state of Maine, a star surmounts the rest of the design. What does the star represent?
3.    A “peavey” is the name of a tool that was invented by a Maine blacksmith, Joseph Peavey, in 1858. In what industry is a “peavey” used?
4.    Long before football became a major sport, Mainers were using “punts”. What is a “punt”?
5.     What is being described?
“At Perry, it is deep red.”
“At Bailey’s Mistake, it is black.”
“At Jonesport, it is blazing white.”
6.     If you decided to take a trip from Bucksport to Bangor, which of the following rivers would take you to your destination?
The Kennebec?
The Androscoggin?
The Penobscot?
7.     What tree am I?
“There are 8 species in a variety of habitats statewide.”
“I am at the top of the wildlife food list.”
“My acorns are favourites of deer, bear, squirrels, turkeys, woodducks and small rodents.” 
8.       What animal am I?
“I am the largest North American land mammal.”
“I am found throughout Maine; expanding my range South.”
“I am found near water in summer foraging on aquatic plants.”
9.     The largest member of the rodent family found in Maine also happens to be the largest rodent in North America. Name this sharp-toothed creature.
10.  Your grandparents may have owned a “pung”. What is a “pung”?

Дистанционная гимназическая викторина на английском языке,
посвященная 25- летию установления побратимых связей с г.Портленд, штат Мэн, США
для 7-9 классов 

1.     Maine’s State bird is the black-capped chickadee. The State mineral is tourmaline. The State flower is the white pine cone and tassel. The state animal is the moose and the State fish is the landlocked salmon. Which of the following is the State insect?
The spruce budworm?             The firefly?                  The honeybee?
2.     Captain John Mason owned a plantation on the banks of the Piscataqua River near the present-day town of South Berwick. In 1634, this plantation was the site of the first water-powered mill in Maine. What did the mill produce?
3.     If your neighbour told you he had just finished constructing something that was “horse high, bull proof and pig tight,” what project had he constructed?
4.     In 1905, how much would it have cost you to get a driver’s license and to register your car in the State of Maine?
5.     What traditional Maine dish would you prepare with the following ingredients?
1 quart of milk, scalded
¼ cup corn meal
1 cup molasses
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups seeded raisins
½ cup butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 eggs
2 cans of evaporated milk (13 ounce cans)
6.     John Josselyn, in 1672, wrote the following description of a common Maine animal that he said lived in hollow trees and fed on Indian corn:
“They will be exceedingly fat in Autumn, their flesh is somewhat dark but good food when roasted. Their fat is excellent for bruises and aches. Their skins are a good deep fur, but yet as the wild cats, somewhat coarse.”
What animal is he describing?
7.     Name the first governor of Maine after the Civil War. He was a returning war hero who had been a college professor and an ordinate minister. He was one of Maine’s most popular governors.
8.    David Robinson, an ice dealer, supposedly invented this special delicacy for the enjoyment of the Marquis de Lafayette during Lafayette’s visit to Portland in 1825.
What was it?
9.     When a hunter returns from a trip and tells you that he got a real “cruncher”, what does he mean?
10.  Portland was the first capital of Maine and state legislators met in the city from 1820 until the new State Capitol at Augusta was completed in 1832. But in what year was Augusta officially voted to be the capital of Maine?