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 turkey with bread stuffing and mashed potatoes
fried chicken and rice smoked salmon and sauce

3.

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

4.

London buses are _____________ .
red green
yellow blue

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

Elvis Presley was a twin.
true false

10.

_____________ is the largest city in the USA.
Washington, D.C. New York City
Chicago 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 Canada England, Wales and Scotland

12.

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

13.

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

14.

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

15.

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

16.

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

17.

The name Great Britain means _____________ .
that Britain is a large country larger Britain to distinguish it from Brittany in north-west France
nothing 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.
Edinburgh Aberdeen
Glasgow Cardiff

20.

Britain has a _____________ climate.
mild very hot
cool warm

21.

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

22.

The United Kingdom is a _____________ .
absolute monarchy constitutional monarchy
republic 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.
Shakespeare's Theatre London Theatre
The Globe 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 _____________ .
Ireland England
Spain France

26.

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

27.

The original inhabitants of Australia were a people called _____________ .
Aborigines Indians
wild people Red 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 US president
the black American clergyman and civil rights leader a commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution

30.

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

31.

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

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 _____________ .
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 Albion
North Ireland West Britain

35.

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

36.

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

37.

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

38.

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

39.

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

40.

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