[8b] English Social Quiz (9-14/3/2020)

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[8b] English Social Quiz (9-14/3/2020) - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the official name of Vietnam?

    • A.

      Republic of Vietnam

    • B.

      Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    • C.

      Republic of Vietnam society

    • D.

      Vietnam Social Republic

    Correct Answer
    B. Socialist Republic of Vietnam
    Explanation
    The official name of Vietnam is the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. This name reflects the political system of Vietnam, which is a socialist state. The term "socialist" indicates that the country follows socialist principles and policies, while "republic" signifies that it is a democratic republic with an elected government. Therefore, the correct answer is Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

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  • 2. 

    Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site in northern Vietnam that featured heavily in Vietnamese folklore. What does Ha Long translate as?

    • A.

      Descending Dragon

    • B.

      Descending Phoenix

    • C.

      Ascending Dragon

    • D.

      Ascending Phoenix

    Correct Answer
    A. Descending Dragon
    Explanation
    Ha Long Bay translates as "Descending Dragon." This name is derived from a legend that tells the story of a dragon who descended from the heavens to protect the Vietnamese people from invaders. The dragon spat out jewels and jade, which turned into the islands and islets that make up Ha Long Bay. The name "Descending Dragon" symbolizes the mythical origins and significance of this UNESCO World Heritage site in Vietnamese folklore.

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  • 3. 

    How many peoples in Vietnam?

    • A.

      52

    • B.

      53

    • C.

      54

    • D.

      55

    Correct Answer
    C. 54
  • 4. 

    Which is NOT considered a source of soil pollution?

    • A.

      Hazardous wastes

    • B.

      Use of pesticides

    • C.

      Smoke from factories

    • D.

      Use of fertilizers

    Correct Answer
    C. Smoke from factories
    Explanation
    Smoke from factories is NOT considered a source of soil pollution because it primarily contributes to air pollution rather than directly contaminating the soil. While the smoke may contain harmful pollutants, such as particulate matter and toxic gases, they are more likely to settle on the ground or be carried away by wind rather than directly seeping into the soil. Soil pollution is mainly caused by the use of pesticides, fertilizers, and the improper disposal of hazardous wastes, which can contaminate the soil and affect its quality and fertility.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following causes air pollution?

    • A.

      Burning fossil fuels to drive cars

    • B.

      Burning fossil fuels to make electricity

    • C.

      Smoke released from industrial areas

    • D.

      All of the answers are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the answers are correct
    Explanation
    All of the options listed contribute to air pollution. Burning fossil fuels in cars releases harmful emissions into the atmosphere, burning fossil fuels to generate electricity also releases pollutants, and smoke from industrial areas contains various pollutants that can contaminate the air. Therefore, all of the given answers are correct in terms of causing air pollution.

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  • 6. 

    Plastics appear in which of the following:

    • A.

      Your clothes

    • B.

      Your carpets

    • C.

      Our food

    • D.

      All of the answers are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the answers are correct
    Explanation
    Plastics can be found in various forms in our daily lives. They are used in the production of clothing materials, such as polyester and nylon, which are commonly used in making clothes. Plastics are also used in the manufacturing of carpets, as they provide durability and stain resistance. Additionally, plastics can be present in our food packaging, such as plastic bottles and food containers. Therefore, all of the given options - clothes, carpets, and our food - can contain plastics.

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  • 7. 

    The ozone layer restricts _____.

    • A.

      Visible light

    • B.

      Infrared radiation

    • C.

      X-rays and Gamma rays

    • D.

      Ultraviolet radiation

    Correct Answer
    D. Ultraviolet radiation
    Explanation
    The ozone layer restricts ultraviolet radiation. Ultraviolet radiation is a type of electromagnetic radiation that is harmful to living organisms. The ozone layer in the Earth's stratosphere acts as a protective shield by absorbing most of the sun's ultraviolet radiation before it reaches the Earth's surface. This helps to prevent damage to human skin, eyes, and the environment, such as the harmful effects of UV radiation on DNA and the development of skin cancer.

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  • 8. 

    The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. In which city on the Red River can it be found?

    • A.

      Ha Long

    • B.

      Hai Phong

    • C.

      Ha Noi

    • D.

      Thanh Hoa

    Correct Answer
    C. Ha Noi
    Explanation
    The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is located in Ha Noi, the capital city of Vietnam. It is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its historical and cultural significance. The citadel served as the political and cultural center of Vietnam for many centuries and is a testament to the country's rich history. Ha Long, Hai Phong, and Thanh Hoa are other cities in Vietnam, but they do not house the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long.

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  • 9. 

    Which flower is known as popular across South Vietnam during Tet?

    • A.

      Cherry blossom

    • B.

      Ochna integerrima

    • C.

      Lavender

    • D.

      Daisy

    Correct Answer
    B. Ochna integerrima
    Explanation
    Ochna integerrima is known as the flower that is popular across South Vietnam during Tet. This flower is commonly referred to as the Vietnamese Mickey Mouse plant or the yellow Mai flower. It is highly regarded and used in various Tet decorations and celebrations due to its vibrant yellow color and symbolic significance. The Ochna integerrima is considered a symbol of good luck, prosperity, and new beginnings, making it a popular choice during the Tet holiday in South Vietnam.

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  • 10. 

    A story that normally starts with ". . . Once upon a time. . ." and ends with ". . .they lived happily ever after. . ." is a _____.

    • A.

      Fable

    • B.

      Folk tale

    • C.

      Fairy tale

    • D.

      All of the answers are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the answers are correct
    Explanation
    All of the answers are correct because a story that starts with ". . . Once upon a time. . ." and ends with ". . .they lived happily ever after. . ." can be classified as a fable, a folk tale, or a fairy tale. These terms are often used interchangeably to describe fictional stories that typically involve magical or mythical elements and convey a moral lesson or teach a lesson about life.

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  • 11. 

    Which festival is known as a festival for children?

    • A.

      Tet festival

    • B.

      Mid-Autumn festival

    • C.

      Spring festival

    • D.

      Winter festival

    Correct Answer
    B. Mid-Autumn festival
    Explanation
    The Mid-Autumn festival is known as a festival for children because it is traditionally celebrated by families coming together to appreciate the full moon and enjoy mooncakes. During this festival, children often participate in lantern processions, play with lanterns, and enjoy various activities and games. The festival is centered around family and children, making it a special occasion for them.

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  • 12. 

    When is Cold Food Festival in Vietnam?

    • A.

      1st April in Lunar Calendar

    • B.

      3rd March in Lunar Calendar

    • C.

      8th March in Lunar Calendar

    • D.

      20th October in Lunar Calendar

    Correct Answer
    B. 3rd March in Lunar Calendar
    Explanation
    The Cold Food Festival in Vietnam is celebrated on the 3rd of March in the Lunar Calendar. This festival is observed to pay homage and respect to ancestors, as well as to remember and honor the deceased. It is a time when families gather to clean and decorate the graves of their ancestors, offer food and drinks, burn incense, and perform rituals. The festival is an important cultural event in Vietnam and holds great significance for the Vietnamese people.

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  • 13. 

    Which is the largest ethnic minority group in Vietnam?

    • A.

      Tay

    • B.

      Thai

    • C.

      Muong

    • D.

      Hmong

    Correct Answer
    A. Tay
    Explanation
    The largest ethnic minority group in Vietnam is the Tay.

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  • 14. 

    Glare is a type of this pollution.

    • A.

      Air

    • B.

      Noise

    • C.

      Water

    • D.

      Light

    Correct Answer
    D. Light
    Explanation
    Glare is a type of light pollution that occurs when there is excessive brightness or intensity of light in a particular area. It can be caused by various sources such as streetlights, headlights, or bright signs. Glare can be uncomfortable and can cause visual discomfort, reduced visibility, and even temporary blindness. Therefore, the correct answer is light.

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  • 15. 

    How can a landfill be best described?

    • A.

      An area for trash disposal in which the pollutants are dumped, and then treated to kill all living organisms.

    • B.

      An area for trash disposal in which the pollutants are dumped and then neutralized.

    • C.

      An area for trash disposal in which the pollutants are dumped, and then covered by soil.

    • D.

      An area where agricultural products such as pesticides are safely stored.

    Correct Answer
    C. An area for trash disposal in which the pollutants are dumped, and then covered by soil.
    Explanation
    A landfill can be best described as an area for trash disposal in which the pollutants are dumped and then covered by soil. This process helps to contain and isolate the waste, preventing it from contaminating the surrounding environment. By covering the pollutants with soil, it also helps to reduce odor and control pests.

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  • 16. 

    The time between TV programs in which commercials are shown is called   

    • A.

      A commercial period

    • B.

      A commercial time-period

    • C.

      A commercial time

    • D.

      A commercial break

    Correct Answer
    D. A commercial break
    Explanation
    A commercial break refers to the time between TV programs when commercials are shown. This break allows advertisers to promote their products or services to the viewers. During this period, regular programming is temporarily interrupted, and various advertisements are aired. This break is an essential part of television broadcasting as it provides revenue for the TV networks and allows advertisers to reach a wide audience.

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  • 17. 

    How many countries are there in the UNITED KINGDOM?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Five

    Correct Answer
    C. Four
    Explanation
    The United Kingdom consists of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Each country has its own distinct culture, government, and legal system, while still being part of the larger United Kingdom. Therefore, the correct answer is four.

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  • 18. 

    What is the capital of Scotland?

    • A.

      Edinburgh

    • B.

      Cardiff

    • C.

      Belfast

    • D.

      Dublin

    Correct Answer
    A. Edinburgh
    Explanation
    Edinburgh is the correct answer because it is the capital of Scotland. It is a historic and cultural city, known for its stunning architecture, including the famous Edinburgh Castle. The city is also home to the Scottish Parliament and is a major tourist destination, attracting millions of visitors each year.

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  • 19. 

    The Sedang and Jarai mainly settle in the _______.

    • A.

      North

    • B.

      West

    • C.

      Central highlands

    • D.

      Central lowland

    Correct Answer
    C. Central highlands
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Central highlands. The Sedang and Jarai ethnic groups primarily reside in the Central highlands. This region is known for its mountainous terrain and is located in the central part of the country. The Sedang and Jarai communities have historically inhabited this area and have developed their unique cultures and traditions within the Central highlands.

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  • 20. 

    Which are the most populous ethnic minorities in Viet Nam?

    • A.

      Brau, Nung, Kinh, Thai

    • B.

      Tay, Thai, Muong, Hoa

    • C.

      Kinh, Dao, H’mong, Pa Then

    • D.

      Nung, Ede, Tay, Muong

    Correct Answer
    B. Tay, Thai, Muong, Hoa
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tay, Thai, Muong, Hoa. These ethnic minorities are among the most populous in Vietnam. The Tay people are the largest ethnic minority in the country, followed by the Thai and Muong. The Hoa, also known as the Chinese Vietnamese, are another significant ethnic minority in Vietnam. These groups have distinct cultural traditions and contribute to the diversity of Vietnam's population.

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  • 21. 

    In which country do its people slurp your noodles or soup noisily to convey enjoyment and gratitude?

    • A.

      Japan

    • B.

      Italy

    • C.

      Botswana

    • D.

      South Korea

    Correct Answer
    A. Japan
    Explanation
    In Japan, it is considered polite and a sign of enjoyment to slurp noodles or soup noisily. This slurping sound is believed to enhance the flavor and show appreciation to the chef. It is a cultural practice that has been passed down through generations and is seen as a way of expressing gratitude for the meal.

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  • 22. 

    In which country do its people never use red ink to write someone's name (it was traditionally used to write names of dead people).

    • A.

      Chad

    • B.

      El Salvador

    • C.

      Tuvalu

    • D.

      South Korea

    Correct Answer
    D. South Korea
    Explanation
    In South Korea, people never use red ink to write someone's name because it was traditionally used to write the names of dead people. This cultural practice has been passed down through generations, and using red ink for someone's name is considered taboo and disrespectful.

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  • 23. 

    If you have to point to something, never use your finger. Instead, use your thumb. Which country is mentioned here?

    • A.

      Indonesia

    • B.

      Austria

    • C.

      Djibouti

    • D.

      Samoa

    Correct Answer
    A. Indonesia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Indonesia because it is a country that is being mentioned in the question. The question states that when pointing to something, one should use their thumb instead of their finger. This suggests that there is a cultural or social practice in Indonesia where using the thumb for pointing is preferred. Therefore, Indonesia is the country mentioned in the question.

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  • 24. 

    Which festival is celebrated every month in Viet Nam?

    • A.

      Hue Festival

    • B.

      Cold Food Festival

    • C.

      Lantern Festival

    • D.

      Wondering Souls Day

    Correct Answer
    C. Lantern Festival
    Explanation
    The Lantern Festival is celebrated every month in Vietnam. This festival is a traditional Vietnamese event that takes place on the 15th day of each lunar month. During this festival, people light up colorful lanterns and release them into the sky or float them on rivers. It is a time of joy and celebration, with various activities such as dragon dances, lantern parades, and fireworks. The Lantern Festival is an important part of Vietnamese culture and is celebrated throughout the country.

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  • 25. 

    Which God/ Goddess is worshipped in Phu Giay Festival?

    • A.

      Giong

    • B.

      Lieu Hanh

    • C.

      Tran Hung Dao

    • D.

      Chu Dong Tu

    Correct Answer
    B. Lieu Hanh
    Explanation
    Lieu Hanh is worshipped in the Phu Giay Festival.

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  • 26. 

    In many developing countries people use _______ contaminated by hazardous waste and sewage.

    • A.

      Water

    • B.

      Air

    • C.

      Facilities

    • D.

      Soil

    Correct Answer
    A. Water
    Explanation
    In many developing countries, people use water contaminated by hazardous waste and sewage. This is a major issue as contaminated water can lead to various health problems such as waterborne diseases. Lack of proper sanitation systems and infrastructure for waste disposal contribute to the contamination of water sources. This highlights the urgent need for improved water management and access to clean and safe drinking water in these countries.

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  • 27. 

    Harmful indoor air pollution, such as tobacco and cooking smoke, has been estimated to be up to what percent greater than outdoor pollution?

    • A.

      12 percent

    • B.

      86 percent

    • C.

      5 percent

    • D.

      62 percent

    Correct Answer
    D. 62 percent
    Explanation
    Harmful indoor air pollution, including tobacco and cooking smoke, has been estimated to be up to 62 percent greater than outdoor pollution. This means that the level of pollutants present indoors can be significantly higher than what is found in the outdoor air. This is due to various factors such as poor ventilation, the release of pollutants from indoor sources, and the accumulation of pollutants over time. It highlights the importance of addressing indoor air quality to protect human health and reduce the risks associated with exposure to pollutants.

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  • 28. 

    What is the national anthem of the United Kingdom?

    • A.

      God save the King

    • B.

      God save the Queen

    • C.

      God save the Prince

    • D.

      God save the people

    Correct Answer
    B. God save the Queen
    Explanation
    The national anthem of the United Kingdom is "God save the Queen" because it is a traditional anthem that has been used for centuries to honor the reigning monarch. It is commonly sung at official events and represents the unity and loyalty of the British people towards their queen.

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  • 29. 

    Which is the largest English speaking country?

    • A.

      The USA

    • B.

      The UK

    • C.

      Canada

    • D.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    C. Canada
    Explanation
    Canada is the largest English speaking country because it has the highest number of English speakers among the given options. English is one of the official languages of Canada, and it is spoken by the majority of the population. Additionally, Canada has a large immigrant population from English-speaking countries, further contributing to its status as the largest English speaking country.

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  • 30. 

    Which is the national bird of the USA?

    • A.

      The lark

    • B.

      The swallow

    • C.

      The bald eagle

    • D.

      The stork

    Correct Answer
    C. The bald eagle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the bald eagle. The bald eagle is a symbol of strength and freedom in the United States and is considered the national bird. It is known for its majestic appearance and is often associated with patriotism and American identity.

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