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Викторина: День Благодарения

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'May the wonderful Thanksgiving Day bring happiness in your family's life'


Дорогие ребята! Все вы знаете, что каждая страна имеет свои собственные праздники, которыми гордится. И нельзя изучить язык другого народа, не познав его культуру. Поэтому сегодня мы предлагаем вам углубиться в историю Соединенных Штатов Америки и вспомнить о национальном празднике, объединяющем всех американцев – Дне Благодарения.


The Pilgrims Came

The Pilgrims came across the sea,
And never thought of you and me;
And yet it's very strange the way
We think of them Thanksgiving Day.
We tell their story old and true
Of how they sailed across the blue,
And found a new land to be free
And built their homes quite near the sea.
The people think that they were sad,
And grave; I'm sure that they were glad -
They made Thanksgiving Day - that's fun -
We thank the Pilgrims every one! 

by Annette Wynne

Итак, в путь! Пусть ваше путешествие будет увлекательным!

Origin of Thanksgiving Day


1. Thanksgiving Day is not celebrated in …

a) The USA

b) Canada

c) Australia

d) Ukraine

2. In America Thanksgiving Day is on …


a) the fourth Thursday in the month of November

b) the second Monday in the month of October

c) the fourth in the month of November

d) the first Sunday in the month of July

3. Its origin can be traced back to …


a) the 10th century

b) the 15th century

c) the 16th century

d) the 17th century

4. A pilgrim is …


a) a traveler who is on a journey to a holy place

b) a man who likes to travel

c) a person who doesn’t know where his native land is

d) a prisoner

5. The legendary pilgrims crossed the Atlantic in the year …


a) 1720

b) 1620

c) 1320

d) 1820

6. The name of the ship was …


a) Sunflower

b) Moonflower

c) Starflower

d) Mayflower

7. There were … people on board the ship.


a) 98

b) 100

c) 102

d) 200

8. Why did the Pilgrims come to America?


a) The Pilgrims wanted freedom of religion.

b) The Pilgrims didn’t like the British Royal family.

c) The Pilgrims wanted to find gold in America.

d) The Pilgrims wanted to meet Indians.

9. The pilgrims reached … after a sea journey of 66 days.


a) Los Angeles

b) Washington

c) Chicago

d) Plymouth

10. In the spring of 1621, … taught the pilgrims to survive by growing food.


a) Squanto, a native Indian

b) Pocahontas, an Indian girl

c) Black Hoof, a chief of the Shawnee Indians of Ohio

d) Chief Sitting Bull, the great Lakota Indian warrior

11. It is said that Pilgrims learnt to grow …


a) apricot, cherry, avocado

b) cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprout

c) corn, beans and pumpkins

d) corn, beetroot, melon

12. The grand feast was organized to thank …


a) Indians for their knowledge

b) god for his favors

c) each other for their work

d) Squanto, a native Indian

13. The feast lasted for …


a) 2 days

b) 5 days

c) a week

d) 3 days

14. What American president proclaimed this holiday as a national Day of Thanksgiving?


a) George Washington

b) Thomas Jefferson

c) Theodore Roosevelt

d) Abraham Lincoln

Thanksgiving Day Tradition


1. It is traditionally a day of family re-union. How do families celebrate Thanksgiving Day?

2. What is the traditional food on that day?

3. Thanksgiving Parade' is an important tradition. What do you know about it?

4. How do people decorate their houses?


Whose words are these?


1. “Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.”

2. “There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.”

3. “I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”

4. “Thanksgiving Day, a function which originated in New England two or three centuries ago when those people recognized that they really had something to be thankful for -- annually, not oftener -- if they had succeeded in exterminating their neighbors, the Indians, during the previous twelve months instead of getting exterminated by their neighbors, the Indians. Thanksgiving Day became a habit, for the reason that in the course of time, as the years drifted on, it was perceived that the exterminating had ceased to be mutual and was all on the white man's side, consequently on the Lord's side; hence it was proper to thank the Lord for it and extend the usual annual compliments.”

5. “Finally, in the midst of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November 1863 as Thanksgiving: a day to solemnly acknowledge the sacrifices made for the Union....Shopping was part of the American Dream, too. So in 1939, at the urging of merchants, FDR moved Thanksgiving ahead a week, to lengthen the Christmas shopping season. And there it has remained, a day of national gluttony, retail pageantry, TV football, and remembrance of the Pilgrims, a folk so austere that they regarded Christmas as a corrupt Papist holiday.”

Время выполнения заданий: 15 – 28 октября

Кто может стать участником викторины? Учащиеся школ с 5 по 9 класс

Объявление итогов: 4 ноября

Награждения: Участники, набравшие максимальное количество баллов (23), становятся ПОБЕДИТЕЛЯМИ викторины и получают ГРАМОТЫ; участники, набравшие 20-22 балла, - ПРИЗЁРАМИ викторины и получают ГРАМОТЫ; участники, набравшие 17-19 баллов, - ЛАУРЕАТАМИ викторины и получают ГРАМОТЫ; все остальные участники получают СЕРТИФИКАТЫ участника. ВСЕ ДОКУМЕНТЫ предоставляются в ЭЛЕКТРОННОМ виде. Свои ответы присылайте по адресу elenasibirina@mail.ru в виде Word-файла (офис 2003, 2007), прикреплённого к письму. В теме письма ОБЯЗАТЕЛЬНО укажите "Викторина «День Благодарения". В теле письма укажите ФИ участника, класс, ФИО руководителя, название школы, территорию (район, область). Желаем всем успехов!==

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Автор и координатор конкурса: Сибирина Е.Р.