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Take the quiz.
In the U.S., there are two nationally recognized days in June: Father’s Day and Flag Day. See how much you know about these traditions. Also included in this month’s quiz are questions about celebrating birthdays. (Answers are below.)

Father’s Day

1. Father’s Day takes place on the ____ Sunday of June in the United States.
a. first
b. second
c. third
d. fourth

2. Father’s Day is celebrated on the same day by most English-speaking countries except _____.
a. Australia and New Zealand
b. Canada
c. England
d. Ireland

3. Father’s Day was first ____ in Spokane, Washington in 1910.
a. proposed
b. observed
c. thought of
d. instituted

4. It wasn’t until ____, that Father’s Day became nationally commemorated in the U.S.
a. 1927
b. 1946
c. 1976
d. 1981

5. A common Father’s Day gift is _____.
a. cologne, a necktie, or a hand-made gift
b. golf clubs
c. a fishing trip which includes gear, lodging, and a fishing guide
d. all of the above

6. Father’s Day is celebrated by _____.
a. cooking a special dinner for Dad
b. buying Dad a gift
c. calling Dad on the phone
d. any of the above

Flag Day

1. In the U.S., Flag Day is on June ____.
a. 1st
b. 10th
c. 12th
d. 14th

2. True or False: Flag Day is an official national holiday, with bank and school closures, parades, and fireworks.

3. Flag Day was officially established by national proclamation in 1916 by President ____.
a. Woodrow Wilson
b. Theodore Roosevelt
c. Calvin Coolidge
d. Warren Harding

4. On Flag Day, U.S. flags should be ____ on all government buildings.
a. examined
b. scheduled
c. flown
d. replaced

5. During the week of Flag Day, the ____ issues a proclamation encouraging all Americans to display the national flag.
a. Vice-President
b. President
c. Secretary of State
d. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

Birthdays

1. Americans celebrate their birthdays ____.
a. all together on June 19 every year
b. until they turn 21
c. up to retirement age
d. all of their lives

2. A child is considered one year old ____.
a. from conception
b. 365 days after his/her due date
c. one year after his/her birth date
d. three months after his/her birth date

3. Birthday parties for children may be held at ____.
a. a restaurant like Chuck E. Cheese’s
b. a swimming pool or gymnastics center
c. the child’s home
d. any of these locations

4. Typical activities at a child’s birthday party include ____ games, opening presents, and eating birthday cake.
a. religious
b. volunteer
c. European
d. organized

5. Child psychologists recommend the total number of guests at a child’s birthday party be ____.
a. 5-7
b. no more than a dozen
c. as many as the child is old
d. the child’s age plus one

6. When planning a child’s birthday party, you should ____ games and activities.
a. consult with a parent of your child’s friend about the
b. include “Heavy-heavy, what hangs over your head?” among the
c. have the host/hostess administer the ritual birthday spankings after the
d. break the pinata before the other

7. If you are unsure of what to do for someone’s birthday, you should ____.
a. give a card with money
b. ask a trusted American friend
c. send a gift worth no more than $10
d. hand-deliver a small gift from your country

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ANSWERS
Father’s Day
1. c. third
2. a. Australia and New Zealand
3. b. observed
4. c. 1976
5. a. cologne, a necktie, or a hand-made gift
6. d. any of the above

Flag Day
1. d. 14th
2. False
3. a. Woodrow Wilson
4. c. flown
5. b. President

Birthdays
1. d. all of their lives
2. c. one year after his/her birth date
3. d. any of these locations
4. d. organized
5. d. the child’s age plus one
6. a. consult with a parent of your child’s friend about the
7. b. ask a trusted American friend



Alan Headbloom