American Culture Introductory Quiz!

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Introduction to American Culture: AICOM agent training exercise 1


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The United States is a country in the __________ Hemisphere. 

    • A.

      Northern

    • B.

      Eastern

    • C.

      Western

    • D.

      Central

    • E.

      Southern

    Correct Answer
    C. Western
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Western" because the United States is located in the western hemisphere. The western hemisphere refers to the half of the Earth that is west of the Prime Meridian, and the United States is situated in this region.

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  • 2. 

    United States has four (4) States that starts with a namely Alabama, Alaska, Arizona and ____________. 

    Correct Answer
    Arkansas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Arkansas. The question asks for the name of the fourth state in the United States that starts with the letter "A." The three states mentioned before are Alabama, Alaska, and Arizona. Therefore, the answer is Arkansas.

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  • 3. 

    True or False:Phoenix is the most populous U.S. state capital.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Phoenix is the most populous U.S. state capital because it has the largest population among all the state capitals in the United States.

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  • 4. 

    ___________ is a US holiday that is colloquially known as the Fourth of July.

    Correct Answer
    Independence Day
    Explanation
    Independence Day is a US holiday that is commonly referred to as the Fourth of July. This day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. It is celebrated with various festivities, including fireworks, parades, barbecues, and patriotic ceremonies, to honor the birth of the United States as an independent nation.

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  • 5. 

    In the United States, Labor Day is celebrated every __________ Monday of September

    • A.

      First

    • B.

      Second

    • C.

      Third

    • D.

      Fourth

    • E.

      Last

    Correct Answer
    A. First
    Explanation
    Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September in the United States. This holiday is dedicated to honoring the contributions and achievements of American workers. By celebrating Labor Day on the first Monday of September, it allows for a long weekend and provides an opportunity for people to relax and enjoy the end of summer before the start of the fall season.

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  • 6. 

    Memorial Day is celebrated on the ______ Monday of May. 

    • A.

      First

    • B.

      Second

    • C.

      Third

    • D.

      Fourth

    • E.

      Last

    Correct Answer
    E. Last
    Explanation
    Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of May. This means that it always falls on the final Monday of the month. The purpose of Memorial Day is to honor and remember the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It is a day of remembrance and gratitude for their sacrifice.

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  • 7. 

    This season starts in the northern hemisphere on June 22nd.

    • A.

      Winter

    • B.

      Spring

    • C.

      Summer

    • D.

      Fall

    Correct Answer
    C. Summer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Summer because June 22nd marks the beginning of the summer season in the northern hemisphere. This is the time when the days are longer, the weather is warmer, and nature is in full bloom. It is a season associated with vacations, outdoor activities, and relaxation.

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  • 8. 

    This season starts in the northern hemisphere on March. 

    • A.

      Winter

    • B.

      Spring

    • C.

      Summer

    • D.

      Fall

    Correct Answer
    B. Spring
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Spring because it is stated that the season starts in the northern hemisphere in March, which aligns with the beginning of Spring.

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  • 9. 

    FACT: Our current month is August.True of False: Daylight Saving Time is not in effect in US/Mountain time

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The correct answer is False. Daylight Saving Time is in effect in US/Mountain time. Daylight Saving Time is a practice where clocks are adjusted forward by one hour during the summer months to extend evening daylight. In the US, Mountain time is observed in several states including Arizona, Colorado, and Utah. These states do observe Daylight Saving Time, except for the Navajo Nation in Arizona, which does observe it. Therefore, the statement that Daylight Saving Time is not in effect in US/Mountain time is false.

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  • 10. 

    True of False:05:57:05 a.m. Thursday August 5, 2010 in Manila converts to02:57:05 p.m. Wednesday August 4, 2010 in US Mountain time.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      Partly True

    • C.

      False

    • D.

      Partly False

    • E.

      I don't know.

    Correct Answer
    C. False
    Explanation
    The given answer is False because the time conversion stated in the question is incorrect. 05:57:05 a.m. Thursday August 5, 2010 in Manila actually converts to 02:57:05 p.m. Wednesday August 4, 2010 in US Pacific time, not US Mountain time.

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  • 11. 

    True or False:06:30:12 a.m. Thursday August 5, 2010 in Manila converts to05:30:12 p.m. Wednesday August 4, 2010 in Eastern Standard Time.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. Manila is located in the Philippines, which is in the UTC+8 time zone. Eastern Standard Time (EST) is in the UTC-5 time zone. The time difference between Manila and EST is 13 hours. Therefore, when it is 06:30:12 a.m. on Thursday August 5, 2010, in Manila, it would be 05:30:12 p.m. on Wednesday August 4, 2010, in Eastern Standard Time.

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  • 12. 

    03:31:54 p.m. Wednesday August 4, 2010 in US Pacific Standard Time converts to06:31:54 p.m. Wednesday August 4, 2010 in Eastern Standard Time.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given answer is false because the time conversion is incorrect. 03:31:54 p.m. in US Pacific Standard Time would convert to 06:31:54 p.m. in Eastern Daylight Time, not Eastern Standard Time. Eastern Standard Time is observed during the non-daylight saving period, while Eastern Daylight Time is observed during daylight saving time.

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  • 13. 

    05:33:54 p.m. Wednesday August 4, 2010 in US/ Central Time converts to__________ a.m. Thursday August 5, 2010 in the Pilippines.Answer Guide: Please type in the time in this format: hh / mm / ss (ex. 01:00:00)

    Correct Answer
    06:33:54
  • 14. 

    All but one of the following states are following the Pacific Standard Time. Choose the State that does not belong to the group.

    • A.

      WA

    • B.

      OR

    • C.

      CA

    • D.

      ID

    • E.

      NV

    Correct Answer
    D. ID
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ID. The other states listed (WA, OR, CA, NV) all follow the Pacific Standard Time, while ID does not.

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  • 15. 

    IDIOMS:to _______    ________    _______    _________ means to advance in one's career; the process of getting promoted and making it to senior management

    Correct Answer
    climb the corporate ladder
    Explanation
    The idiom "climb the corporate ladder" refers to the process of advancing in one's career and reaching senior management positions. It implies the idea of gradually moving up the hierarchical structure within a company, achieving promotions and increasing levels of responsibility. This idiom suggests the importance of ambition, hard work, and dedication in order to achieve success and higher positions within an organization.

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  • 16. 

    To ________   ______   ________ means to start doing something too soon or ahead of everybody else

    Correct Answer
    jump the gun
    Explanation
    "Jump the gun" means to start doing something too soon or ahead of everybody else. This phrase originated from track and field races, where starting before the sound of the gun indicated a false start. It is now commonly used in a figurative sense to describe someone who acts prematurely or without proper preparation.

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  • 17. 

    To keep something under _________ means to keep something secret; to not let anybody know about a new project or plan

    Correct Answer
    wraps
    Explanation
    To keep something under wraps means to keep it secret and not disclose it to anyone. It implies that the information or details of a new project or plan are being kept confidential and not shared with others. The word "wraps" in this context refers to the act of covering or concealing something, similar to how one would wrap a gift to keep its contents hidden.

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  • 18. 

    End of Exercise, do not CLICK FALSE to gain a bonus point.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "True." However, without any context or information provided about the question, it is impossible to generate an explanation for why the answer is true.

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