Eating in America: A Webquest
|Go to: http://www.eatinginamerica.de/ and deal with the following tasks and questions?|
|The minds behind "Eating in America" are Markus Nowatzki and Matthias Vorhauer. They both are students of English at the Technical College of Dresden, Germany|
|Click here to download the questionnaire: eatingus.doc|
- Give 3 typical examples of American fast food dishes.
02 - Where else can fast food be found nowadays?
03 - What has the fast food culture become a symbol for?
04 - Which keywords about American cuisine show that it is not limited to fast food?
05 - How can the diversity of America's eating culture be accounted for?
06 - Name 5 influences that contributed to the development of America's present-day cuisine.
07 - Which European nation influenced cooking in Mexico?
08 - What do many American people think of certain "Italian" dishes?
09 - Who introduced African influences?
10 - Give examples of religious groups that enriched America's eating culture.
11 - What event marks the beginning of the history of American food?
12 - What new vegetables did Europeans find in America?
13 - Which influences characterize Mexican food?
14 - How did the Spanish influence American cooking?
15 - Give 3 examples of Mexican dishes.
16 - When did the English create their first permanent settlement? Where?
17 - "What" did the colonists import to run their cotton and tobacco plantations?
18 - What "local ingredients" did the English settlers enrich their own diet with? 4 examples!
19 - How did the Native Americans help English settlers to survive?
20 - When was the first Thanksgiving held and what did the meals symbolize?
21 - Why was there a greater diversity of vegetables in the South?
22 - Give 2 examples of African influences.
23 - On what occasion are hot dogs very popular with Americans?
24 - Why can America's greatest breweries be found in Milwaukee?
25 - What is the most typical Italian vegetable and what is it used for?
26 - Which state's territory did the US buy from the French?
27 - What did that mean for the state's inhabitants?
28 - When did lots of Asians immigrate?
29 - Why did they leave their home countries?
30 - Which state became the centre of Asian immigration? Why?
31 - Explain how "Chili" came into existence.
32 - What do most people think of the origins of "Chop Suey"?
33 - What anecdote is there about how "Chop Suey" was 'invented'?
34 - What other civilisations had developed fast food traditions even before the Americans? 2 examples!
35 - In what respect can America's culture be compared to a dry sponge?
36 - What expression is used to describe the creation of a new variety of food through a combination of ethnic influences?
37 - What "images" has the idea of America as a "melting pot" of nations been replaced by? 2 examples.
38 - Why is the American way of cooking and eating the way it is?
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|This questionnaire was created by Jürgen Wagner, Gymnasium am Rotenbühl, Saarbrücken (with kind permission of the site owners).|