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 _____________ .
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 _____________ .
the USA New Zealand
Great Britain Australia

4.

London buses are _____________ .
red green
blue yellow

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

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.
San Francisco New York City
Chicago Washington, D.C.

11.

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

12.

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

13.

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

14.

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

15.

_____________ became part of the English kingdom in 1282.
Scotland Ireland
Wales 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 nothing
that the British think Britain is great that Britain is a large country

18.

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

19.

_____________ is the capital of Scotland.
Glasgow Edinburgh
Aberdeen Cardiff

20.

Britain has a _____________ climate.
mild cool
very hot warm

21.

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

22.

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

23.

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

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 _____________ .
France Spain
Ireland England

26.

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

27.

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

28.

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

29.

Martin Luther King was _____________ .
the US president a writer
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.
Scottish American
English Irish

31.

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

32.

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

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 in Ireland
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 _____________ .
North Ireland Albion
West Britain Ulster

35.

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

36.

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

37.

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

38.

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

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