General knowledge

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

London buses are _____________ .
blue yellow
green red

5.

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

6.

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

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 "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.
New York City San Francisco
Chicago Washington, D.C.

11.

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

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 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 _____________ .
1801 1282
1916 1921

15.

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

16.

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

17.

The name Great Britain means _____________ .
that the British think Britain is great nothing
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
about 45,000,000 26,000,000

19.

_____________ is the capital of Scotland.
Edinburgh Glasgow
Aberdeen Cardiff

20.

Britain has a _____________ climate.
warm cool
very hot mild

21.

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

22.

The United Kingdom is a _____________ .
constitutional monarchy republic
absolute 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.
Shakespeare's Theatre London Theatre
The Grand Theatre The Globe Theatre

25.

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

26.

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

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
James Cook Vikings

29.

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

30.

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

31.

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

32.

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

33.

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

34.

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

35.

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

36.

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

37.

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

38.

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

39.

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

40.

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