USA Celebrations & Holidays

Gratefully Pilfered and Modified from http://www.aitech.ac.jp

Level : Lower Intermediate

01.  The first day of the year (January 1st) is known .......... New Year's Day.

a. as     b. for     c. the

02.  Martin Luther King Day is observed on the 3rd Monday in January .......... commemoration of the birthday of the civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr.

a. on     b. for     c. in

03.  Presidents' Day is observed on the 3rd Monday in February .......... a legal holiday.

a. before     b. as     c. after

04.  Valentine's Day (February 14th) is the day on .......... sweethearts exchange gifts or go out to dinner.

a. when     b. that     c. which

05.  April Fools' Day (April 1st) is recognized .......... a day on which everybody plays practical jokes on one another.

a. as     b. like     c. for

06.  All mothers are honoured on Mother's Day, .......... is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday in May.

a. which     b. it     c. regularly

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07.  Memorial Day (the last Monday in May) honors the US soldiers .......... died in war.

a. also     b. who     c. many

08.  Flag Day is celebrated .......... June 14th.

a. on     b. with     c. together with

09.  On the 3rd Sunday in June homage is paid .......... all fathers on Fathers Day.

a. on     b. with     c. to

10 Independence Day (July 4th) celebrates .......... signing of the Declaration of Independence.

a. for     b. the     c. from

11 Labor Day .......... celebrated on the 1st Monday in September in honour of the working class.

a. which is     b. when     c. is

12 Columbus Day (the 2nd Monday in October) celebrates the discovery in 1492 of the New World by Christopher Columbus.

a. celebrates     b. regrets     c. mourns

13 Election Day (the 1st Tuesday in November) is a day set by law .......... the election of public officials.

a. towards    b. for     c. to

14 Veterans Day (November 11th) is observed in honour of the US veterans .......... the armed services.

a. of    b. against     c. to

15 Thanksgiving (the 4th Thursday in November) is observed in the US as the day to thank God .......... all one owns.

a. of    b. against     c. for

16 Christmas (December 25th) is a Christian holiday that commemorates the birth .......... Jesus Christ.

a. of    b. with     c. for

         

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