General knowledge

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

London buses are _____________ .
blue red
yellow green

5.

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

6.

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

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 "clever fox" The "fat cat"
The "cat's whiskers" The "dog's ears"

9.

Elvis Presley was a twin.
false true

10.

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

11.

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

12.

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

13.

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

14.

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

15.

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

16.

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

17.

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

18.

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

19.

_____________ is the capital of Scotland.
Edinburgh Cardiff
Glasgow Aberdeen

20.

Britain has a _____________ climate.
warm cool
mild very hot

21.

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

22.

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

23.

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

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 _____________ .
England Ireland
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 _____________ .
Red Indians Aborigines
Indians wild people

28.

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

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.
Irish English
Scottish American

31.

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

32.

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

33.

Hadrian's Wall was built _____________ .
in Ireland 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

34.

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

35.

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

36.

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

37.

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

38.

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

39.

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

40.

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