General knowledge

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

London buses are _____________ .
yellow green
red blue

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 The name of the monarch, his/her portrait and the year
The price and the portrait of the monarch Elisabeth II

7.

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

8.

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

9.

Elvis Presley was a twin.
true false

10.

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

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 Scotland and England
Wales and Scotland England and Wales

13.

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

14.

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

15.

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

16.

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

17.

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

18.

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

19.

_____________ is the capital of Scotland.
Edinburgh Cardiff
Glasgow Aberdeen

20.

Britain has a _____________ climate.
mild cool
warm very hot

21.

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

22.

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

23.

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

24.

_____________ was a well known place in which Shakespeare's theatre company performed many times.
Shakespeare's Theatre The Globe Theatre
The Grand 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 Spain
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 _____________ .
wild people Red Indians
Indians Aborigines

28.

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

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
a writer the US president

30.

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

31.

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

32.

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

33.

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

35.

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

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.
Canberra Brisbane
Wellington Auckland

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

40.

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