General knowledge

1.

_____________ is the author of the Old Man and the Sea, published in 1952.
Jane Austin John Steinbeck
Ernest Hemingway Agatha Christie

2.

The typical Thanksgiving menu consists of _____________ .
turkey with bread stuffing and mashed potatoes smoked salmon and sauce
fried chicken and rice fried carp and potato salad

3.

Thanksgiving is celebrated in _____________ .
Great Britain New Zealand
Australia the USA

4.

London buses are _____________ .
yellow blue
green red

5.

Which of these countries was the first one in the world to issue adhesive postage stamps?
Great Britain Ireland
Canada the USA

6.

_____________ is printed on British stamps.
Elisabeth II The price and the portrait of the monarch
Nothing The name of the monarch, his/her portrait and the year

7.

_____________ was the US president during the Civil War.
Abraham Lincoln F. D. Roosevelt
George Washington Thomas Jefferson

8.

_____________ is the idiom used in order to say that somebody is very good or special.
The "dog's ears" The "clever fox"
The "cat's whiskers" The "fat cat"

9.

Elvis Presley was a twin.
true false

10.

_____________ is the largest city in the USA.
Chicago New York City
San Francisco Washington, D.C.

11.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland consists of _____________ .
England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland England, Wales and Scotland
England, Wales and Canada England, Wales and Ireland

12.

_____________ were united in 1707 to form Great Britain.
England and Ireland England and Wales
Wales and Scotland Scotland and England

13.

_____________ are parts of Great Britain.
England and Ireland England and Wales
England, Wales and Scotland England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

14.

The Irish Free State (southern Ireland) was recognized by Great Britain in _____________ .
1801 1921
1282 1916

15.

_____________ became part of the English kingdom in 1282.
Scotland Northern Ireland
Wales Ireland

16.

The highest mountain in Britain is _____________ .
Mount McKinley Ben Nevis
Big Ben Snowdon

17.

The name Great Britain means _____________ .
nothing that the British think Britain is great
that Britain is a large country larger Britain to distinguish it from Brittany in north-west France

18.

The population of the UK is
over 57,000,000 about 68,000,000
26,000,000 about 45,000,000

19.

_____________ is the capital of Scotland.
Glasgow Aberdeen
Edinburgh Cardiff

20.

Britain has a _____________ climate.
very hot cool
warm mild

21.

In Scotland _____________ is used for distilling whisky.
rye barley
wheat corn

22.

The United Kingdom is a _____________ .
constitutional monarchy republic
federation absolute monarchy

23.

The present Sovereign is _____________ .
Queen Mary Henry VIII
Elizabeth I Queen Elizabeth II

24.

_____________ was a well known place in which Shakespeare's theatre company performed many times.
London Theatre The Grand Theatre
The Globe Theatre Shakespeare's Theatre

25.

The Statue of Liberty in New York was a gift to the people of the USA from the people of _____________ .
England France
Spain Ireland

26.

The seat of the Government of the US is in _____________ .
the state of Washington Washington, D.C.
Boston New York

27.

The original inhabitants of Australia were a people called _____________ .
Aborigines wild people
Red Indians Indians

28.

In 1770 _____________ became the first European to explore Australia's east coast.
John Cabot James Cook
Vikings Amerigo Vespucci

29.

Martin Luther King was _____________ .
the black American clergyman and civil rights leader a commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution
a writer the US president

30.

St. Patrick's Day on March 17 is the _____________ tradition.
Scottish American
Irish English

31.

On October 12, 1492 an Italian navigator _____________ discovered America.
John Cabot Christopher Columbus
Walter Raleigh Leif Ericson

32.

Independence Day (July 4) commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in _____________ by thirteen American colonies.
1792 1776
1787 1789

33.

Hadrian's Wall was built _____________ .
to mark the northern boundary of his Empire and to separate the Romans from the warlike peoples of Scotland around 130 AD but today there are no more any remains of it
from the North to the South in Ireland

34.

Northern Ireland is also called _____________ .
North Ireland Albion
West Britain Ulster

35.

Sir Walter Scott was born in _____________ in 1771.
Edinburgh Manchester
Dublin London

36.

Choose the correct answer.
The Pilgrims' ship was called Flowership. The Pilgrim Fathers arrived in Australia in 1720.
The Pilgrims' ship was called Mayship. The Pilgrims arrived in the New World in 1620.

37.

_____________ is the capital of New Zealand.
Auckland Canberra
Wellington Brisbane

38.

Thanksgiving Day has been celebrated _____________ since 1621.
in the USA in Great Britain
just in the English speaking countries all over the world

39.

_____________ was the first President of the USA.
Thomas Jefferson F.D.Roosevelt
George Washington Abraham Lincoln

40.

The Constitution of the United States as the basic laws of the country was adopted in _____________ .
New York in 1787 Philadelphia in 1776
Philadelphia in 1787 Boston in 1787