General knowledge

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

London buses are _____________ .
green yellow
red blue

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

Elvis Presley was a twin.
true false

10.

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

11.

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

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, Wales and Scotland England and Wales

14.

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

15.

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

16.

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

17.

The name Great Britain means _____________ .
nothing larger Britain to distinguish it from Brittany in north-west France
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.
mild very hot
warm cool

21.

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

22.

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

23.

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

24.

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

26.

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

27.

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

28.

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

29.

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

30.

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

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.
1787 1776
1789 1792

33.

Hadrian's Wall was built _____________ .
around 130 AD but today there are no more any remains of it in Ireland
from the North to the South 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 _____________ .
West Britain North Ireland
Ulster Albion

35.

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

36.

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

37.

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

38.

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

39.

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

40.

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