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Getting to Know the South
by American Studies Association in Ukraine


American Studies Association in Ukraine

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American Studies Quiz “Getting to Know the South”
developed by Olha Yashenkova & Vadym Yashenkov

Read the definition and guess what the word or expression is.

--a boundary line between Maryland and Pennsylvania (measured and drawn in 1763-7 by British surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon to settle a dispute between the two states), regarded as separating the free States from the slave States or, now the North from the South

--an informal U.S. name for the Southern States that came from the song by Daniel Emmett that was considered the Confederate national anthem

--a major river of the United States that was called the Father of Waters by Native Americans

--the fort (now in San Antonio) where an army of about 4,000 Mexican soldiers killed all 187 Texans defending it in 1836

--the largest city in the U.S. state of Louisiana that is famous for its French Quarter, jazz and food

--the war between the North and the South in the United States from 1961 to 1865

--a U.S. state in the Deep South, sometimes called the Peach State or the Empire State of the South

--a popular U.S. President and a famous general (born in Texas), whose popular name was Ike; also remembered for sending U.S. soldiers into Little Rock, Arkansas, to protect African-American children in white schools

--a U.S. writer from Alabama, author of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird

--boiled or ground corn prepared in a variety of ways, usually served at breakfast in the Southern U.S. states


Answer the questions.

What is the capital of Georgia, also called the Hub of the South or the Gateway to the South?

What did they call the 11 southern states that left the U.S. in 1861 to form a new nation?

What is Jefferson Davis famous for?

What is the motto of the U.S. state of Texas?

Who was the first President of the Republic of Texas?

Where was First Lady Laura Welch Bush born?

What organization was started by Martin Luther King in 1957 at the beginning of the civil rights movement?

What is the name of the national historical park in Louisiana that preserves the Creole culture as it developed along the Cane river?

What do they call the people of Louisiana who are descended from French Canadians called Acadians, who speak a form of French, and are known for their lively music and hot, spicy food?

What was the popular name of Louis Armstrong, a famous U.S. jazz musician and a leader of band from Louisiana?


Complete the statements.

Mardi Gras (French for fat Tuesday) is …

A southern drawl is …

The Pelican State is the nickname of …

Tex-Mex is …

A famous Mississippian, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1949, is …

The Stars and Bars is …

The first U.S. President from the Deep South since before the Civil War (1977-81), born in Plains, Georgia was …

Montgomery, the capital city of Alabama, sometimes is called … because it was also the first capital of Confederate States.

The phrase separate but equal was used to support the principle of … in the southern U.S.

Southern Reconstruction is …


Give full names for these abbreviations.



Match the items of the two columns.

1. Mississippi a) Space Center
2. Baton b) jazz
3. Lyndon B. Johnson c. moderation
4. George Bush d. Missions
5. Union, justice and e. Rouge
6. Wisdom, justice and f. National Military Park and Cemetery
7. Dixieland g. Bridge
8. San Antonio h. mud pie
9. Greater New Orleans i. confidence
10. Vicksburg j. library


The National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA) is a classical university, providing education for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students. Usually the students enter the University at the age of 17 and study for four years in the undergraduate program. Some choose to go on with their studies at NaUKMA and have two more years at the graduate program. The NaUKMA Scientific Society of Students unites the students of those two programs.

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