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 carp and potato salad
fried chicken and rice turkey with bread stuffing and mashed potatoes

3.

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

4.

London buses are _____________ .
green red
blue yellow

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

Elvis Presley was a twin.
true false

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

12.

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

13.

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

14.

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

15.

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

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 larger Britain to distinguish it from Brittany in north-west France
nothing that Britain is a large country

18.

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

19.

_____________ is the capital of Scotland.
Aberdeen Edinburgh
Cardiff Glasgow

20.

Britain has a _____________ climate.
mild very hot
warm cool

21.

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

22.

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

23.

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

24.

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

26.

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

27.

The original inhabitants of Australia were a people called _____________ .
Aborigines Red Indians
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 writer a commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution

30.

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

31.

On October 12, 1492 an Italian navigator _____________ discovered America.
Walter Raleigh Leif Ericson
John Cabot 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 _____________ .
in Ireland 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 around 130 AD but today there are no more any remains of it

34.

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

35.

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

36.

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

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.
F.D.Roosevelt Thomas Jefferson
Abraham Lincoln George Washington

40.

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