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  131. Langston Huges was noted for his________.

  A. true description of urban Blacks in poetry B. unconventional portrayal of Harlem C.

  singing of black America D. None of the above

  132. The most exciting place in the United States on New Year's Eve is________.

  A. Rockefeller Center in New York City B. Times Square in New York City

  C. Independence Hall in Philadelphia D. Pasadena, California

  133. Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Prize for peace in_______.

  A.1964 B. 1965 C. 1966 D. 1968

  134. The symbols that are associated with Valentine's Day are the following except_________. A. cards

  decorated with hearts B. Cupid armed with bow and arrow

  C. flowers tied with red ribbons D. toast turkey

  135. The story of Washington and the cherry tree brings out his quality of________.

  A. hard work B. independent thinking C. wisdom D. honesty

  136. The symbols of egg and bunny are considered to represent________.

  A. new life and fertility B. new life and energy

  C. fertility and happiness D. new life and plenty

  137. The most famous Easter Parade is the one________.

  A. along the Fifth Avenue in New York B. organized by Macy in New York

  C. in Philadelphia D. in Pasadena, California

  138. _______are associated with Halloween.

  A. Ghost costumes and witches' hats B. Pumpkin-Lanterns

  C. Trick or treat D. All of the above

  139. Veterans' Day was originally set to________.

  A. honor all men who have fought in defense of the country

  B. honor the end of WWI

  C. honor those who have given their lives in defense of the country

  D. honor those who died in WWI

  140. The theme of thanks-giving has always been________.

  A. peace and plenty B. fertility and new life

  C. health and happiness D. Both A and C

  141. The first Thanksgiving Day was celebrated by the Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts in

  __________1621.

  A. December B. October C. April D. January

  142. Easter celebrates the rising of Jesus Christ from his tomb while Christmas celebrates the

  _______of Jesus Christ.

  A. birth B. rising to heaven C. meeting with angel D. none of the above

  143. Which of the following is not true about the Independence Day?

  A. It is a legal holiday in the United States

  B. The President will hold large national banquet

  C. The Army fires a 13-gun salute in the morning

  D. Americans abroad will gather together to celebrate the national day

  145. Nearly________of the land in Canada has no permanent population.

  A. half B. two-thirds C. 89% D. 95%

  146. Canada's longest river is________.

  A. the Mackenzie B. the St. Lawrence river C. the Seven D. the Yukon

  147. The name \“Canada\” is though to be derived from kanata, an Indian word meaning_________.

  A. a guitar B. a meeting place C. a settlement D. a piece of land

  148. Who was the first European to discover Canada?

  A. John Cabot B. Jacques Cartier C. Samuel de Champlain D. Henry Hudson

  149. Under_________, the French Canadian farming economy of the St. Lawrence valley and its

  language, religion, and customs continued unchanged.

  A. the Quebec Act of 1774 B. the Treaty of Paris in 1763

  C. the Constitutional Act of 1791 D. the Act of Union in 1840

  150. When was Canada divided into Upper Canada and Lower Canada?

  A. In 1763 B. In 1774 C. 1791 D. In 1840

  151. When was Canada given internal self-government?

  A. In 1791 B. In 1840 C. In 1848 D. In 1867

  152. In 1931 by_______Canada was formally declared to be a sovereign nation and became a member

  of the Commonwealth of Nations.

  A. the Peace Treaty of 1919 B. the Statute of Westminster

  C. the Meek Lake Accord D. the Constitutional Act

  153. In 1949_________became Canada's tenth province.

  A. Newfoundland B. Prince Edward Island C. Labrador D. British Columbia

  154. The NBA Act created a new country out of the following except________.

  A. Nova Scotia B. New Brunswick C. the United Canada D. Pritish Columbia

  155. ________cut the last legal tie between Canada and Britain and transferred the Constitutional

  amending power from the British government to Canada.

  A. The NBA Act of 1867 B. The Meech Lake Accord

  C. The Constitutional Act of 1982 D. The referendum in 1995

  156. The highest point in Australia is________.

  A. Mount Yukon B. Mount Kosciusco C. Ben Nevis D. Scafell

  157. Australia's most common plants are_________.

  A. oaks and elms B. palms and pines

  C. willows and poplars D. eucalypts and wattles

  158. What animals are regarded as Australia's national fauna?

  A. Koalas and possums B. Emus and kangaroos

  C. Echidnas and platypuses D. Budgerigars and cockatoos

  159. ________is the Aboriginal name for Ayers Rock. Which is considered to be the largest individual

  rock mass in the world.

  A. Canberra B. Uluru C. Manitoba D. Alberta

  160. With regard to its size, Australia is the________largest country in the world.

  A. third B. fourth C. fifth D. sixth

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