New Jersey

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  1. New Jersey is one of the first thirteen ___ colonies which banded together against the British government to become the United States of America.

    a. originally
    b. origination
    c. original

  2. There is a famous picture of Washington crossing the Delaware River, one of the borders of New Jersey, in 1776. Have you seen it? Washington ___ in a small boat, with several men rowing across the river.

    a. is standing
    b. standing
    c. standed

  3. New Jersey was the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution ___ 1787 and the first to ratify the Bill of Rights ___ 1789.

    a. of; of
    b. in; in
    c. on; on

  4. Frances Hopkinson, a man from New Jersey, ___ the first American flag with thirteen stars and stripes. He chose 13 because there were 13 colonies at first. His design was adopted by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.

    a. designing
    b. design
    c. designed

  5. Thomas Edison, who ___ the phonograph and the electric light, lived and worked in Menlo Park and West Orange, New Jersey from 1876 to 1931.

    a. invented
    b. inventor
    c. inventoried

  6. Many people think the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island "belong" to New York. This is wrong. These ___ landmarks "belong" to New Jersey.

    a. hysterical
    b. historic
    c. history

  7. Princeton University moved to its present location in Princeton NJ in 1756. Princeton University enrolls only about 7,000 students. It ___ about $37,000 for tuition, fees, room, board, books, and incidentals for the 2001-02 academic year.

    a. costs
    b. prices
    c. sales

  8. The first submarine ___ in 1878 by Paterson, NJ teacher John Phillip Holland with money from private sources. Using Holland's plan, the U.S. Navy constructed their own submarine, but it sank.

    a. builded
    b. was built
    c. building

  9. The world's first airplane passenger service ___ at Atlantic City on May 3, 1919.

    a. started
    b. first
    c. beginning

  10. Many famous artists ___ New Jersey, including Lauryn Hill (rapper), Whitney Houston (singer), Jack Nicholson (actor), Kevin Spacey (actor) and Bruce Springsteen (songwriter/singer).

    a. from
    b. are from
    c. is from

Copyright (C) 2001 by Susan Gilfert (sugi_ngo@excite.com)
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