General knowledge

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

London buses are _____________ .
yellow red
green blue

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

Elvis Presley was a twin.
true false

10.

_____________ is the largest city in the USA.
Chicago New York City
San Francisco 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
England and Wales Wales and Scotland

13.

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

14.

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

15.

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

16.

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

17.

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

18.

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

19.

_____________ is the capital of Scotland.
Edinburgh Aberdeen
Glasgow Cardiff

20.

Britain has a _____________ climate.
very hot cool
mild warm

21.

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

22.

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

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.
The Globe Theatre Shakespeare's Theatre
London 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 _____________ .
England France
Spain Ireland

26.

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

27.

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

28.

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

29.

Martin Luther King was _____________ .
a writer the black American clergyman and civil rights leader
the US president 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.
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
1792 1789

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
to mark the northern boundary of his Empire and to separate the Romans from the warlike peoples of Scotland in Ireland

34.

Northern Ireland is also called _____________ .
Albion West Britain
Ulster North Ireland

35.

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

36.

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

37.

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

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

40.

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