General knowledge

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

London buses are _____________ .
green yellow
blue red

5.

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

6.

_____________ is printed on British stamps.
Nothing Elisabeth II
The name of the monarch, his/her portrait and the year 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 "cat's whiskers" The "dog's ears"
The "fat cat" The "clever fox"

9.

Elvis Presley was a twin.
false true

10.

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

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.
England and Ireland Wales and Scotland
Scotland and England England and Wales

13.

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

14.

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

15.

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

16.

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

17.

The name Great Britain means _____________ .
larger Britain to distinguish it from Brittany in north-west France that the British think Britain is great
nothing 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.
Cardiff Aberdeen
Edinburgh Glasgow

20.

Britain has a _____________ climate.
cool warm
very hot mild

21.

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

22.

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

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.
The Grand Theatre London Theatre
Shakespeare's 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 _____________ .
Ireland Spain
France England

26.

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

27.

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

28.

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

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.
English American
Irish Scottish

31.

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

32.

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

33.

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

34.

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

35.

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

36.

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

37.

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

38.

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

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 _____________ .
Philadelphia in 1776 New York in 1787
Philadelphia in 1787 Boston in 1787