General knowledge

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

London buses are _____________ .
yellow green
blue red

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

Elvis Presley was a twin.
true false

10.

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

11.

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

12.

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

13.

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

14.

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

15.

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

16.

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

17.

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

18.

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

19.

_____________ is the capital of Scotland.
Cardiff Aberdeen
Edinburgh Glasgow

20.

Britain has a _____________ climate.
cool warm
mild very hot

21.

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

22.

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

23.

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

24.

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

25.

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

26.

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

27.

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

28.

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

29.

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

30.

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

31.

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

32.

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

33.

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

34.

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

35.

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

36.

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

37.

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

38.

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

39.

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

40.

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