I saw a YouTube video the other day where high school students were asked questions about our country.  They were very general questions about history, current politics and geography.  I think the point was to trip them up and show how dumb our kids are. Videos that show how little we know are always popular, and they always edit them to highlight the most outrageous answers.

But I don’t think my students are dumb.  I think my they can answer those questions and answer them in Spanish.  So for today’s’ Repasito (a little review/preview that we do every day as a bell ringer activity) I am putting up the questions from the video for them to read and answer in Spanish while I take attendance.  We’ll see how they do.  I’m betting they do well.  I’ll report the results later.

(English translations provided for non-Spanish readers of this blog)

1.  Dé el nombre de un candidato demócrata para la campaña para presidente de 2012.

Give the name of one democratic candidate for the presidential campaign of 2012.

2.  ¿Quién es el vicepresidente de los Estados Unidos?

Who is the vice president of the United States?

3.  ¿En cuál guerra ganó los Estados Unidos su independencia?

In what war did the United States win its independence?

4.  ¿Cuáles son todos los países que tienen fronteras con los Estados Unidos?

What are all of the countries that share borders with the United States?

5.   ¿Cuántas estrellas hay en la bandera de los Estados Unidos?

How many stars are there on the flag of the United States?