General knowledge

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

London buses are _____________ .
blue green
yellow red

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

Elvis Presley was a twin.
true false

10.

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

11.

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

12.

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

13.

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

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 _____________ .
Snowdon Mount McKinley
Big Ben Ben Nevis

17.

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

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.
Edinburgh Aberdeen
Cardiff Glasgow

20.

Britain has a _____________ climate.
very hot warm
cool mild

21.

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

22.

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

23.

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

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 France
Spain England

26.

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

27.

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

28.

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

29.

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

30.

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

31.

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

32.

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

33.

Hadrian's Wall was built _____________ .
from the North to the South in Ireland
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

34.

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

35.

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

36.

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

37.

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

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 F.D.Roosevelt
George Washington Thomas Jefferson

40.

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