General knowledge

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

London buses are _____________ .
blue red
green yellow

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

Elvis Presley was a twin.
false true

10.

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

11.

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

14.

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

15.

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

16.

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

17.

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

18.

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

19.

_____________ is the capital of Scotland.
Glasgow Cardiff
Aberdeen Edinburgh

20.

Britain has a _____________ climate.
cool mild
warm very hot

21.

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

22.

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

23.

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

24.

_____________ was a well known place in which Shakespeare's theatre company performed many times.
Shakespeare's Theatre The Globe Theatre
London 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 _____________ .
Boston Washington, D.C.
the state of Washington New York

27.

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

28.

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

29.

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

30.

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

31.

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

32.

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

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 _____________ .
Albion West Britain
North Ireland Ulster

35.

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

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.
Wellington Canberra
Brisbane Auckland

38.

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

39.

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

40.

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