General knowledge

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

London buses are _____________ .
green red
yellow blue

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

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.
false true

10.

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

11.

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

12.

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

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 _____________ .
1282 1801
1916 1921

15.

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

16.

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

17.

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

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 Aberdeen
Cardiff Edinburgh

20.

Britain has a _____________ climate.
cool warm
very hot mild

21.

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

22.

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

23.

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

24.

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

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

30.

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

31.

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

32.

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

33.

Hadrian's Wall was built _____________ .
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
in Ireland around 130 AD but today there are no more any remains of it

34.

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

35.

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

36.

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

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
all over the world in Great Britain

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 New York in 1787
Boston in 1787 Philadelphia in 1787