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HISTORY AND CULTURE OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES TEST 1 – SAMPLE QUESTIONS
A. MAP: Identify the following geographical features….. (cities, rivers, mountain ranges, lakes, etc.) in a blank map of the British Isles and/or the United States) B. Indicate whether the following statements are True (T) or False (F). In those cases in which you believe the statement to be false, explain why.
1. Most British colonies gained independence after the 2nd World War _________
2. The first wave of Puritans arrived in North America during Henry VIII’s reign ___________
C. Multiple Choice. Select the most appropriate answer to the following question (make sure you circle ONE answer only).
1. Galway is one of the major cities of: a. UK b. USA c. Ireland d. India
2. The dinasty of kings that consolidated English power at home and abroad during the Renaissance was: a. the Tudor b. the Normans c. the Percy d. a, b and c are wrong
C. Explain the following key terms in 3-4 lines (I’ll give you 6 terms, you’ll choose only 5 to be described with examples, if/when necessary) BILL OF RIGHTS (United States) MODS (United Kingdom) D. Essay-type question to be answered in ONE page. Eg. What are the historical pillars of the American Dream and what were they based on? In your opinion, are these features still valid today? Briefly explain and, when possible, use examples from the text dossier and/or our website: The Worlds of English.