General knowledge

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

London buses are _____________ .
yellow blue
red green

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

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 Canada
England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland England, Wales and Ireland

12.

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

13.

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

14.

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

15.

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

16.

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

17.

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

18.

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

19.

_____________ is the capital of Scotland.
Edinburgh Aberdeen
Cardiff Glasgow

20.

Britain has a _____________ climate.
mild cool
warm very hot

21.

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

22.

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

23.

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

24.

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

26.

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

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.
James Cook Vikings
Amerigo Vespucci John Cabot

29.

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

30.

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

31.

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

32.

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

33.

Hadrian's Wall was built _____________ .
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
around 130 AD but today there are no more any remains of it in Ireland

34.

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

35.

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

36.

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

37.

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

38.

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

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 Philadelphia in 1787
New York in 1787 Philadelphia in 1776