General knowledge

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

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?
the USA Ireland
Great Britain Canada

6.

_____________ is printed on British stamps.
Elisabeth II Nothing
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.
Abraham Lincoln George Washington
F. D. Roosevelt Thomas Jefferson

8.

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

9.

Elvis Presley was a twin.
true false

10.

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

11.

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

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

14.

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

15.

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

16.

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

17.

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

18.

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

19.

_____________ is the capital of Scotland.
Aberdeen Edinburgh
Cardiff Glasgow

20.

Britain has a _____________ climate.
very hot mild
cool warm

21.

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

22.

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

23.

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

24.

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

25.

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

26.

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

27.

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

28.

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

29.

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

30.

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

31.

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

32.

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

33.

Hadrian's Wall was built _____________ .
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 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
Edinburgh Manchester

36.

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

37.

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

38.

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

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 1787 Philadelphia in 1776
Boston in 1787 New York in 1787