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1. When it is 12 o’clock in Moscow in London it is …
a) 6 o’clock b) 7 o’clock c) 8 o’clock d) 9 o’clock
2. In England “public school” means
a) state-financed school b) private school
c) comprehensive school d) religious school
3. The oldest university in Britain is …
a) London b) Cambridge c) Oxford d) Edinburgh
4. The telephone number to call for emergency services
in Britain is …
a) 03 b) 09 c) 911 d) 999
5. St. Patrick is the patron of
a) Wales b) England c) Scotland d) Ireland
6. Robert Burns is a … poet
a) American b) English c) Scottish d) Welsh
7. Under what king did the Knights of the round table gather
a) Henry IV b) Edward II c) Arthur
d) William the Conqueror
8. Englishmen cat dinner at …
a) 11 a.m. b) 2 p.m. c) 6 p.m. d) 9 p.m.
9. A lunch is …
a) breakfast b) late breakfast c) dinner d) a tea party
10. England consists of …
a) districts b) counties c) states d) regions
11. The safest topic for conversation in England is …
a) politics b) music c) weather d) love
12. The flag of the UK, known as the Union Tack,
is made of … crosses.
a) two b) three c) four d) five
13. The patron saint of England is …
a) St. George b) St. Patrick c) St. Andrew d) St. Valentine
14. Aberdeen is in …
a) England b) Scotland c) Ireland d) Wales
15. Secondary education in Britain is …
a) compulsive b) compulsory c) optional d) voluntary
16. The size of the house in Britain is determined by
the number of …
a) sitting rooms b) kitchens c) bedrooms d) floors
17. Margaret Thatcher was …
a) Queen of Britain b) British Prime Minister
c) leader of the Labour Party d) a film star
18. The London Royal Opera House is called
a) Covent Garden b) the National Theatre
c) Old Vic Theatre d) the Barbican
19. What was M. Thatcher by profession?
a) an engineer b) a doctor c) a chemist d) a teacher
20. The Whispering Gallery is situated in …
a) Westminster Abbey b) St. Paul’s Cathedral
c) Tower d) Hyde Park
21. What is the Barbican
a) a river b) an art centre c) a pop group d) a cinema
22. What is standing in the middle of Piccadilly?
a) the statue of Eros b) the statue of Pan
c) the statue of Cromwell d) the Marble Arch
23. What was J. Constable?
a) a musician b) a politician c) a poet d) a painter
24. What is the symbol of the speaker’s authority?
a) the mace b) the woolsack c) the ribbon d) the bell. 1
25. What’s tartan?
a) a disk b) a pattern of the kilt c) a bird d) a dance
26. What London street is famous for shops?
a) Oxford street b) Fleet street
c) Lombard street d) Charring Cross Road
27. What is the emblem of Wales?
a) Rose b) Leek c) Thistle d) Shamrock
28. What is Eisteddfod?
a) a county b) a dish c) a festival d) a dance
29. What is English marmalade?
a) apple jam b) orange jam c) sweets d) a cake
30. The Romans first invaded Britain in …
a) the 5th century AD b) the 5th century BC
c) the 1st century BC d) the 1st century AD
31.When did the Great Fire of London take place
a) 1566 b) 1768 c) 1516 d) 1666
32. Sherwood Forest is famous for the legendry …
a) Harry Potter b) Marry Poppins
c) Robin Hood d) Sleeping Beauty
33. The word “Albion”, the poetic name of Great Britain,
a) green b) yellow c) while d) blue
34. The Capital of Northern Ireland is …
a) Dublin b) Londonderry c) Cardiff d) Belfast
35. Great Britain is …
a) monarchy b) republic c) big town
d) constitutional monarchy
36. Where is the United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland situated?
a) The British Isles b) the Atlantic Ocean
c) the Pen nine Chain d) the West End
37. Which waters separated the British Isles from the
continent of Europe?
a) from Scotland by the Cheviot Hills b) the Gulf Stream
c) the North Sea d) the English Channel and the Strait
of Dover in the south and the north Sea in the east
38. What islands do the British Isles consists of?
a) Great Britain and Ireland b) Wales
c) The Northern Ireland d) Highland Britain
39. Which four parts of the territory of the United Kingdom historically divided into?
a) the English Channel, Edinburgh, Wales, Britain
b) Lowland Britain, Belfast, City, the Severn
c) England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
d) Camry, the Arctic Circle, England, Northern Ireland
40. What is the total area of the United Kingdom?
a) 244 square kilometers b) 252 square kilometers
c) 247 square kilometers d) 242 square kilometers
41. What natural zone is the UK situated?
a) the temperate zone of Europe b) the temperate zone
of Wales c) the temperate zone of Asia d) Northern Ireland
42. What natural regions can the territory of G.B. are
a) East- north , England with highlands
b) Scotland, mountainous England c) Scotland with
highlands and uplands, Wales and mountainous England,
South – east England with plain landscape
d) South- north Wales landscape
43. Which are the wettest parts of the G.B?
a) the western Highlands of Scotland, the Lake District
and North Wales b) East Wales, the southern England
c) Midlands and East End d) the West End
44. Who is the official head of G.B?
a) the Prime Minister B) the King c) the queen
d) the king and the queen
45. Which are the three branches of state power in the UK?
a) the legislative branch, the executive branch and the judicial branch b) the Commons ,the Monarchy and its Power
c) the House of Lords, the Lord Chancellor and the legislative branch d) the judicial branch, the Commons
46. Which are the two main political parties in Great Britain?
a) the Conservative and the Labour Party b) the House of Lords and the House of Commons c) Political and the Conservative Parties d) the Liberal and Commons
47. How many colleges are there in Cambridge”
a) twenty b) thirty c)fifty d) sixty nine
48. Which is the oldest college?
a) Peter house b) Further Education
c) Colleges of Education d) Cambridge
49. When was the most resent college opened?
a) Robinson College (1977) b) 1980 c) 1976 d) 1982
50. Which is the most famous college?
a) Cambridge b) King’s College
c) Peter house d) Further Education
51. Where is the Liverpool situated?
a) in Lancashire b) in Wales c) in Irish Sea d) in Scotland
52. When were the Beatles at the height of their glory?
a)1965 b)1960 c) 1970 d) 1978
53. Who chooses the Cabinet of Ministers?
a) The queen b) The Prime Minister
c) The House of Commons d) The King
54. Which part of London can be called its centre?
a) The West End b) The East End
c) The South East d) The North East
55. Whose statue stands in the middle of Piccadilly Circus?
a) Admiral Nelson b) Eros c) Aphrodite d) Zeus
56. Who built the Tower of London?
a) William the Conqueror b) Henry VIII
c) Charles I d) Elizabeth II
57. Where does the changing of the Guard take place?
a) Buckingham palace b) Piccadilly Circus
c)Trafalgar Square d) Victoria and Albert Museum
58. What London Street is famous shops?
a) Buckingham Palace b) Piccadilly Circus
c) Trafalgar Square d) Downing Street
59. Who is the symbol of the British nation?
a) Uncle Sam b) John Bull c) Winston Churchill
d) King Arthur
60. The Romans first invaded Britain in…
a) the V th century AD b) the Vth century BC c) the Ist century BC d) the IIth century AD
61. What is the most famous place of pagans’ sun worship in England?
a) A temple to the goddess of Minerva in Bath b) Stonehenge on Salisbury plain
c) Dart moor National Park d) Hyde Park
62. Stonehenge is about __________ years old. a) 2000 b)3000 c) 4000 d) 5000 3
63. The ancient Romans left Britain ______
a) by 410 AD b) by 500 AD c) by 50 BC d) by 43 AD
64.The tribes who started settling in Britain after 430 AD
a) Celtic tribes b) the Angles and Saxons
c) the Angles, Jutes d) the Angles
65. The British national anthem is _________
a) “The Soldier Song ” b) “ The Star – spangled Banner ”
c) “ God Save the Queen ” d) “ The God Save Me ”
66. Northern Ireland is sometimes called ______
a) Ulster b) Eire c) the Emerald Isle d) Irish
67. The City of London is …
a) the business part of London b) the shopping part
c) the cultural part d) the political part
68.London became extremely prosperous during….
a) the XV century b) the X century
c) the XVI century d) the XI century
69. Who is the architect of the famous ST. Paul’s Cathedral?
a) Robin Hood b) Sir Christopher Wren
c) Neil Armstrong d) Charles Darwin
70. What title does Prince Charles, the eldest son of the
British Queen have?
a) Prince of Scottish b) Prince of English
c) Prince of Irish d) Prince of Wales
71. When did the Great Fire of London take place?
a) 1766 b) 1866 c)1666 d) 1966
72. Who are Prince William and Prince Henry’s parents?
a) Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer
b) Prince Charles and Julius Caesar
c) Lady Diana Spencer d) Prince Philip
72. Nelson Column is situated in ….London
a) Trafalgar Square b) Westminster Abbey
c) Hyde Park d) Buckingham Palace
73. In which city is Hollywood?
a) Oxford b) New York c) Los Angeles d) London
74. Lake Lock Ness is situated in …
. a) Wales B) Northern Ireland c) Scotland d) London
75. What is the financial centre of the UK?
a) the West b) the City c) the Westminster d) London
76. Six ravens live in the Tower of London. There is an old
story if they leave…
a) the Tower will fall down b) the Queen or King will die
c) the British empire will fall d) Trafalgar Square
77. Harrods is ……
a) the first escalator on London before underground stations
b) an entertainment district with a lot of cinemas, restaurants
c) one of the world’s largest and most elegant stores
d) the second escalator on London
78. What is the narrowest part of the English Channel called?
a) the Strait of Dover b) the North Sea
c) Lowlands d) the Clyde
79. Who founded London? a) by the Romans in 43 AD
b) by the Romans BC c) the Celts by the Americans
80. Who became the King of England in 1605?
Whose son was he?
a) the son of Mary Queen of Scots James Stuart I
b) Henry VIII c) Richard d) the son of Queen
81. What do you know about the English hobby-gardening?
a) growing snowdrops b) growing roses
c) growing tulips d) growing dandelions 4
82. How many pets do lots of families in Britain?
a) 8 million b) 5 million c) 6 million d) 3 million
83. What is the traditional breakfast? What is this breakfast
called? a) cereal, eggs, and bacon, sausage, cornflakes with
milk and sugar, toast and marmalade, tea or coffee.
It is called “English breakfast”
b) sandwich, bread and butter, coffee “British Breakfast”
c) hamburger, salad and cornflakes, tea and juice
“ England breakfast ” d) hamburger, cheese and hot dog
84. Is New Year Day popular in Great Britain?
a) No, it isn’t b) Yes, it is c) I don’t know d) Yes, of course
85. What is the main meal in the English home and what times?
a) dinner (6 and7 p.m.) b) supper (19 and20p.m.)
c) breakfast ( 7and8a.m.) d) lunch ( 1and 2 p.m.)
86. What is the traditional dish of old English?
a) bacon b) chips c) pudding d) roast beef
87 . Do English people celebrate Maslenitsa?
a) I don’t know b) Yes, it is c) No, it isn’t d) I didn’t know
88. What is the name of the planet we live on?
a) Neptune b) Earth c) Sun d) Mercury
89. How many planets are there in the solar system?
a) 6 b) 7 c) 9 d) 8
90. What is the first planet?
a) Neptune b) Mercury c) Earth d) Mars
91. What is the national flower of Japan?
a) holly b) hop c) water lily d) chrysanthemum
92. What is the earliest spring flower?
a) snowdrop b) primrose c) poppy d) daisies
93. When is Earth Day?
a) April 22 b) May 22 c) April 25 d) June 17
94. How many oceans and continents are there on the Earth?
a) 5/6 b) 4/6 c) 7/8 d)5/9
95 The USA is …. a) a small country in the world
b) the largest country c) the fourth largest country
d) the third largest country in the world
96. The only of the Great Lakes which lies entirely on the territory of the USA is … a) Lake Superior
b) Lake Michigan c) Lake Eric d) Lake Manchester
97. The animal the Indians dependent on was …
a) antelope b) beaver c) bison d) wolf
98. When was the Constitution of the USA written?
a) 1778 b) 1890 c) 1795 d) 1793
99. What is the American Dream? a) international, powerful, and democratic b) victory and international c) independent, democratic, powerful state with the developed economy and equal rights for everybody d) democratic and powerful
100. What part of the USA has a subtropical climate?
a) the South b) the West c) the North d) the East
101. What is the national sport in America?
a) cricket b) baseball c) basketball d) rugby
102. The first colonists in America started the tradition of …
a) Thanksgiving Day b) Halloween
c) Independence Day d) Easter
103. The world “ Albion ” the poetic name of Great Britain, means…..
a) white b) brown c) yellow d) green
104. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from:
a) America b) Spain c) Canada d) France
105. Which beautiful waterfall is situated in the USA?
a) Niagara b) Poppy c) Water lily d) Hawthorn 5
106. Which is the biggest state of the USA?
a) Alaska b) the Sierra Nevada c) Chicago d) Los Angeles
107. What are the last two states to join the US?
a) Chicago, Hawaii b) the Sierra Nevada, Chicago
c) New York, Niagara d) Alaska, Hawaii
108. Which is the largest city in the USA?
a) Washington b) New York
c) the Missouri d) San Francisco
109. The anthem of the USA is …
a) Star Spangled Banner b) the Bonny M
c) Icelandic d) Macbeth
110. The heart of the city of New York is ….
a) Brooklyn b) the Bronx
c) Manhattan d) Queens
111. When did New York get its name?
a) in 1664 b) in 1564 c) in 1654 d) in 1644
112. When did Columbus discover America?
a) 1492 b) 1537 c) 1632 d) 1494
113. Where is the Great Salt Lake?
a) in the west of the USA b) in the north of the USA
c) in the east of the USA d) in the south of the USA
114. The Capitol is in the center of …
a) Glasgow b) London c) Washington d) Canada
115. Maine Reid was an …. a) American President
b) American writer c) English d) American artist
116. In the north the USA is bordered by? a) Spain b)Scotland c) Alaska d) Canada
117. What is the nickname of New York? a) The big town b) The Red apple c) The Big apple d) The Red town
118. How many of American presidents were lawyers?
a) 4 b) 2 c) 22 d) 6
119. What is the nickname of the US government?
a) Uncle Sam b) Uncle Jack c) Uncle Dan d) Uncle Mark
120. What state of the USA is situated in the Pacific Ocean?
a) Texas b) Alabama c) Hawaii d) California
121.The first capital of the USA was ….
a) Washington, D.C. b) Chicago
c) Los Angeles d) Philadelphia
122. In 1812 the first Russian settlement appeared on the American continent.
The name of it is ….a) the White House b) Fort Ross
c) Moscow d) The Grand Canyon
123. Which animal is an official emblem of Canada?
a) the beaver b) the mouse c) the polar bear d) the dog
124. How many provinces and territories are there in Canada? a) 11 b) 12 c) 13 d) 14
125. What is the origin of the name “Canada”?
a) Inuit b) Huron-Iroquois c) Metis d) Soho
126. When did Canada became independent? a) on the 4th of July, 1776 b) on the 1st of July,1867 c) on the 1st of January,1901 d) on the 22nd of May,1918
127. The British Queen is also the queen of Canada. What official is the real head of the Canadian government?
a) Prime minister b) MPs c) Senator d) Queen
128. The first settlers in Canada are …
. a) Indians and Eskimos b) the Maori people
c) the aborigines d) Indians
129. Under the US Constitution, the powers of the 6
government are divided among ... branches.
a) two b) three с ) four d) five
130. The first ten amendments to the American Constitution are
called a) The Bill of Citizen b) the Bill of Freedoms
c) the Bill of Rights d) the Bill of Possibilities
131. The Queen's husband is….. a) King Philip
b) Prince Philip c) Duke Philip d)
132. The British Royal Family has got residences in...
a) England and Wales b) England and Scotland
c) England and Northern Ireland d) England and Irish
133. . Where is London's "theatreland"? a) in the West End
b) in the Barbican c) in Covent Garden d) in the East End
134. What sort of performances are Promenade Concerts at the
Albert Hall? a) jazz festival b) ballets c) concerts of
symphony orchestras d) chamber music concerts
Westminster Abbey is the chief church of
a) Britain b) England c) London d) Westminster
What did Whitehall become the centre for?
a) trade and business b) banking c) government
offices d) insurance
137. What is the official residence of the Lord Mayor?
a) the Mansion House b)the Guildhall с ) the Tower
of London d) Westminster
138. When does the Prime-Minister traditionally make
an important foreign policy speech?
a) at the opening of Parliament b) at the annual
Lord Mayor's banquet c) January 1
d) on Queen's birthday
The first English colony was established in
a) Boston b) Jamestown c) New York
140. The people who organized the Tea party were...
a) the Indians b) the merchants
c) the officers d) the Englishmen
141. The second Continental Congress met in
a) New York b) Philadelphia c) Boston
142. What branch of the American government do the Supreme
Court and lower national courts make up'?
a) Legislative branch b) Judicial branch
c) Executive branch d) independent branch
143. What protects specific individual rights and freedom of
citizens of the USA from government interference'?
a) Constitution b) Court c) Congress
144. What state is known as the "Presidents" State"?
a) California b) Virginia c) Texas
146. Whom was the first American university named after?
a) George Washington b) John Kennedy c) John Harvard
147. The three majors organized sports in the USA are:
a) hockey, tennis and golf b) football, basketball and baseball
148. The City of London is proudly independent because...
a) it has its own police force b) it is self-governed
c) Lord Mayor is elected every year d) Lord Mayor greets the monarch at Temple Bar
149. Lloyd's is... a) a coffee house b) a shipping and insurance association
c) the Royal Exchange d) a Maritime museum
150. St. Paul's Cathedral is the last resting place for….
a) English kings b) famous poets and writers
c) mostly soldiers and artists d) statesmen
151. Ascot is famous for its...
a) football team b) horse race c) tennis tournament
152. The Proms is... a) a popular series of concerts
b) a festival in Edinburgh c) an art festival in York
153. At Easter people …. a) eat cross buns b) light bonfires c) make pancakes
154. Where can you find dinosaur skeletons?
a) Natural History Museum b) National Gallery
c) MOMI museum
155. Who made the Christmas tree popular in Britain? 7
a) Father Christmas b) Queen Elizabeth II
c) Queen Victoria d) the Druids
156.What is the name of the Queen who ruled for the longest period in British History?
a) Victoria b) Elizabeth c) Mary
157.The person who defeated the Anglo-Saxons at the battle of Hastings was...
a) Edward the Confessor b) William, Duke of Normandy c) Harold II
158. The word "Tory" is... a) an English word for politicians
b) a Scottish word for enemies c) an Irish name for thieves
159.How many sonnets did Shakespeare write?
a) 150 b) 154 c) 155 d) 170
160.What is the London underground called?
a) the tube b) the metro с) the subway d) under road
161.What colour are the taxis in London?
a) blue b) red c) black d) yellow
162.English people say...
a) candies b) cookies c) sweets d) cakes
163.Young people in Britain can drive a car at...
a) 16 b) 18 c) 17 d)20
Hollywood is in…. a) Texas b) California
c) Florida d) New York
165. . Thanksgiving Day is observed in the USA on...
a) the third Thursday in November b) the fourth Sunday in November c) the fourth Thursday in November
166. What is the official religion in the UK?
a) Catholicism b) Orthodoxy c) Protestantism
167.What is the school-leaving age in the UK?
a) 16 b) 13 c) 18 d) 14
168.What is the most famous sport event in Scotland?
a) the Highland Games b) the Commonwealth Games
c) the Wimbledon
169.Where in the I ISA can you find the Golden Gate Bridge?
a) San Francisco b) San Diego c) New Orleans
170.What colour are the taxis in New York?
a) black b) green c) yellow
171.What do American people call their police officers?
a) bobbies b) cops с) dogs
172.What is the New York underground called?
a) the metro b) the subway c) the tube d) under road
173.A tunnel has been opened under the sea. Which of the following countries does it connect'?
a) England and France b) England and Ireland
c) England and Wales d) Ireland and France
174. British children must go to school from the age of...
a) 6 b) 7 c) 5 d) 8
175.Which American President was the first to live in the
a) George Washington b) Thomas Jefferson c) John Adams
176.Who was the longest serving US President?
a) Thomas Jefferson b) Bill Clinton c) Franklin Roosevelt
177.. How many time zones is the continental US divided into?
a) 4 b) 3 c) 5 d) 6
178. The smallest US state is...
a) Washington b) Rhode Island c) Hawaii
179. The United States is …
a) a small country b) the largest country in the world
c) the third largest country in the world d) the fourth
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180. The USA’s area is …
a) 9,4 mln. km b) 7,7 mln. km.
c) 9,9 mln. km. d) 268 700 km.
181. The longest river in the USA is…
a) the Mississippi b) the Missouri
c) the Columbia d) the Arkansas
182. The only of the Great Lakes which lies entirely on the territory of the USA is …
a) Lake Superior b) Lake Michigan
c) Lake Erie d) Lake Ontario
183. The largest state in the United States is …
a) Texas b) Florida c) Alaska d) Wisconsin
184. The smallest state in the USA is …
a) Hawaii b) Rhode Island c) Delaware d) California
185. How many states are there in the USA?
a) 6 b) 10 c) 18 d) 50
186. The animal the Indians depended on was …
a) antelope b) beaver c) bison d) hare
187. When did Alaska become the 49th state of the USA?
a) 1959 b) 1859 c) 1933 d) 1998
188. Where is the Niagara Falls situated?
a) Michigan b) Erie c) Huron d) Ontario
189. The United States began as a nation of …
a) 10 states b) 13 states c) 18 states d) 20 states
190. What state does the District of Columbia belong to?
a) Alaska b) Hawaii c) Texas d) not a part of any state
191. When did the Civil War in the USA begin?
a) 1861 b) 1891 c) 1903 d) 1991
192. Benjamin West was …
a) an artist b) a singer c) a writer d) a dancer
193. What was Edward Hopper?
a) an actor b) a painter c) a singer d) a writer
194. What was Leonard Bernstein?
a) an actor b) a painter c) a composer d) a writer
195. Which sport is considered to be the national pastime of America?
a) baseball b) volley-ball c) football d) basketball
196. What was Charlie Chaplin?
a) silent film star b) a painter c) a singer d) a writer
197. Which American state was the last to acquire “state” status?
a) Hawaii b) Rhode Island c) Delaware d) California
198. What is the name of the first US national park?
a) Central Park b) Yellowstone c) St. James’s Park
d) Hyde Park
199. Which major city in the state of Florida has the same name as a Russian city?
a) Tambov b) Tula c) Pskov d) St. Petersburg
200. In which mountain are the faces of four American Presidents chiseled?
a) the Rockies b) Mt. McKinley c) Mt. Rushmore
201. When did Columbus discover one of the Bahama Islands?
a) October 12, 1492 b) December 12, 1495
c) October 25, 1592 d) December 25, 1595
202. In which famous location do people in New York City celebrate New Year’s Eve? a) Wall Street b) the Bowery C) Washington Square d) Times Square
203.What is the name of the architect who built the Guggenheim Museum in New York? 9
a) Frank Lloyd Wright b) John Trumbull c) Leonard Bernstein d) Edward Hopper
204. When did American women receive the right to vote?
a)1817 b) 1917 c) 1920 d) 1928
205. Who was the youngest elected President in the history
of the US?
a) George Washington b) John Adams c) Thomas Jefferson d) John F. Kennedy
206. Which animal symbolize the Democratic Party?
a) donkey b) monkey c) elephant d) bear
207. Choose the longest serving US president.
a) George Washington b) John Adams
c) Thomas Jefferson d) Franklin D. Roosevelt
208. In which city did the first Continental Congress meet in 1774? a) Philadelphia b) New York c) San Francisco d) New Orleans
209. Which American artist painted portraits of outstanding historical leaders and scenes of important historical events, including “The Declaration of Independence” and three famous portraits of G. Washington?
a) Benjamin West b) John Trumbull
c) Leonard Bernstein d) Edward Hopper
210. Which American artist chose painting mother and child as the main theme of her creative work, spent the better part of her life in Paris, and was very close to the impressionists?
a) Benjamin West b) John Trumbull
c) Mary Cassatt d) Edward Hopper
211. In which city is the Liberty Bell located?
a) Philadelphia b) New York c) San Francisco
d) New Orleans
212. Which American President was the first to live in the White House? a) George Washington b) John Adams
c) Thomas Jefferson d) John F. Kennedy
213. Which country presented the United States with the
Statue of Liberty?
a) Great Britain b) Spain c) France d) Germany
214. Which American architect is called the “Father of the skyscraper”? a) Frank Lloyd Wright b) John Trumbull
c) Leonard Bernstein d) Louis Henry Sullivan
215. What was the first English colony in America?
a) New Amsterdam b) Jamestown c) Bristol
216. Who was the first American President?
a) George Washington b) John Adams c) Thomas Jefferson d) John F. Kennedy
217. On what river is the capital of the United States situated? a) the Potomac River b) the Connecticut River c) the Ohio River d) the Mississippi River
218 A famous American author wrote a book about a dog. Name him and his book.
a) “White Fang” by Jack London b) “The little Foxes” by
Lillian Hellman c) “Tobacco Road” by Erskine Caldwell
d) “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway
219.What animal is a symbol of the US government?
a) donkey b) monkey c) elephant d) bald eagle
220. Give the names of the three ships on which Christopher Columbus made his first voyage to America
a) Nina, Victoria, Santa Maria b) Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria
c) May Flower, Victoria, Santa Maria d) Virginia, Pinta,
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221. Which American President attended the Potsdam Conference?
a) Harry Truman b) John Adams c) Thomas Jefferson
d) John F. Kennedy
222. Which 19th century American writer is said to be the founder of detective genre?
a) O. Henry b) Isaac Asimov c) Edgar A. Poe
d) Jack London
223. Which American author wrote “The last of the Mohicans”? a) Edgar A. Poe b) Jack London
c) James Fenimore Cooper d) Ernest Hemingway
224. What is the nickname of the US government?
a) Uncle Tom b) Uncle Ben c) Uncle Jack
d) Uncle Sam
225. What is the Day of National Independence in the USA?
a) October, 31 b) July, 4 c) November, 11 d) December, 25
226. What university is the oldest in the USA?
a) Harvard b) Columbia University
c) Princeton University d) University of Pensilvania
227. What name is given to the annual statuette award made
by US Academy of Motion Pictures for outstanding
achievements in various fields of film production?
a) George b) Oscar c) James d) Andrew
228. Which famous event happened in California in 1849 was
glorified in films and books?
a) the American Revolution b) first telephone exchange
opens c) First Continental Congress d) The Gold Rush
229. The traditional clothes for men in Scotland is a -------------
A. helmet. B. hilt. C. suit. D. dress.
230. The national emblem of Scotland is ----------- .
A. the thistle. B.the rose. C. the daffodil. D.the red hand.
231. Lake Loch Ness is situated in -------- .
A.Australia. B.Scotland. C.Wales. D.England.
232. Australia is famous for its-------- .
A.pigs. B..asses. C. horses. D. sheep.
233. What are the official languages in Canada?
A. Scotish. B.German. C.English. D.French.
234. Who were the first people to live in Canada?
A.American. B.English. C.Asian.
235. Who is the head of Australia ?
A.The Queen. of Britain. B.Parliament. C.President.
236. Lake Huron is situated in -------- .
A. Australia. B. England. C. Scotland. D. Canada.
237. Formally the head of Canada is ------ .
A. President. B. Prime Minister. C. Queen of Great
238. North America was discovered by Vikings in ------ .
A .in the 10 century. B. in the 12 century. C. in the 13
century .D. in the 14 century.
239. A new part of the world was called America after ----- .
A .Columbus . B. Verpucci. C .Lincoln. D. Franklin.
240. In the north the list bordered by------ .
A. Canada. B .Alaska. C Mexico. D. Spain.
241. What is the major language spoken in Ireland.
A. Wales. B. Irish C. English.
242. Canada has official two languages. What are they?
A. English and Spanish. B. English and French
. C. English and Irish.
243. What is the national symbol of Canada? 11
A. the bald eagle. B. the maple leaf. C. the magnolia tree.
244. What is the hottest month in Australia?
A. January. B. April. C. December.
245. Where and when were the last Olympic games held in
A.in 1956 Melbourne . B.in 1984 in Canberra.
C. in 2000 in Sydney.
246. Who is the head of the country of New Zealand?
A.President. B. king. C.governer-general.
247. What is the national symbol of New Zealand.
A.emu. B.thistle. C.kiwi.
248. What are the aboriginal people of New Zealand called?
A.Maories. B.Indians. C.New Zealanders.
249. What type of footwear suggest the capital of New Zealand?
A.shoes. B.felt boots. C.wellingtons.
250. Where is Australia located?
A. between the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
B. the English Channel and the Worth Sea.
C. between the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
251. What are the aboriginal people of New Zealand called?
A.Maoris. B.British. C.American.
252. What is the first largest city in New Zealand?
A.Aukcland. B.Ben Nevise.C.the Severn.
253. Who discovered New Zealand?When?
A .A.Tasman, in 1642.B.Hiarvard. in 1636.
C.Uncle Sam.in 1405
254. What is the capital of Scotland?
A.Edinburgh. B. Cardiff. C.Belfast.
255. What is the national instrument of the Scots?
A.The drum. B.The bagpipe . C. The trumpet.
256. How is the northern part of Scotland called?
A.The Lowlands. B.The Highlands. C. Ben Nevis.
257. What mountains are there in England?
A.The Cambrian . B.Ben Nevis. C.The Grampians.
258. What is the official name of Britain?
A.The United Kingdom. B.Great Britain.
C. The United Kingdom.of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
259. Which part of Asia Australia does lie?
a) To the south east of Asia b) To the south of Asia
c) To the east of Asia
260. Australia is the world _________ continent?
a) smaller b) small c) smallest
261. Which is the total area of Australia?
a) It’s 5,735,300 sq. km b) It’s 7,682,300 sq. km
c) It’s 2,560,500 sq. km
262. What kind of climate is there in Australia?
a) It’s generally warm and dry b) It’s cold and dry
c) It’s warm and wet
263. Australians speak _______
a) French b) Spanish c) English
264. Which of these cities is the capital of Australia?
a) Wellington b) Canberra c) Belfast
265. When was formed the Australian Federation?
a) on April 13, 1892 b) on December 24, 1900
c) on January 1,1901
266. What are the main branches of the Australian economy?
a) Wool, food and minerals b) Wheat c) Cotton
267. How many states does Australia consists of?
a) Two b) One c) Three
268. What is the capital of New Zealand? 12
a) Canberra b) Bristol c) Wellington
269. New Zealands speak _____?
a) French b) Spanish c) English
270. Who is the head of the state in New Zealand?
a) The President b) The British Prince c) The British Queen
271. The government of New Zealand ______?
a) Political b) Democratic c) Republican
272. Where New Zealand is situated?
a) in the southwest Pacific Ocean
b) in the southwest Indian Ocean
c) between the Pacific and Indian Oceans
273. What is the area of Australia?
a) 454,8 thousand square kilometers
b) 268,7 thousand square kilometers
c) 165,8 thousand square kilometers
274. What is the population of Australia?
a) 16,45 million people b) 17,75 million people
c) 19,20 million people
275. What is the Australian currency?
a) American dollar b) Australian dollar
c) New Zealand’s pound
276. Name the main Australian cities.
a) Monreal, Toronto, Edmonton b) Sidney, Melbourne,
277. Australian’s river are ________?
a) The Mackenzie, the Yukon, the St. Lawrence
b) The Murray and the Darling
c)The Colorado and the Columbia
278. Which kind of these popular sports are Australian?
a) Hunting, fishing, boxing, rugby
b) Hockey, tennis, swimming, surfing, sailing
c) Baseball, football, ice-hockey, volleyball
279. Which of these animals lives in Australia?
a) Kiwi and bear b) The kangaroo, the dingo, the koala
c) Lion, tiger, fox
280. What is the population of New Zealand?
a) 2,5 million people b) 3,4 million people
c) 2,8 million people
281. What is the New Zealand’s currency?
a) American dollar b) New Zealand’s dollar
c) New Zealand’s pound
282. What is the main New Zealand’s political parties?
a) The Liberal Party and the Labour Party b) The Labour
Party and the National Party
c) The Democratic Party and the Republican Party
283. What is climate of New Zealand?
a) Very kind b) Warm, well watered and hot with heavy
wind c) Continental
284. Name the main cities of New Zealand?
a) Chicago, Detroit b) Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin
c) Monreal, Vancouver, Edmonton
285. Which kind of these popular sports are New Zealand?
a) Hockey, tennis b) Hunting, fishing, boxing, rugby
c) Baseball, football, ice- hockey, volleyball
286. Which of this animal lives in New Zealand?
a) The dingo b) Kiwi – native animal c) Bear
287. What is the main Australian political parties?
a) The Labour Party and the National Party
b) The Liberal Party and the Labour Party
c) The Democratic Party and the Republican Party 13
288. What are these states of New Zealand?
a) Federal republic b) a self – governing c) Federation
289. What was the fist holiday, celebrated by American colonies?
a) Thanksgiving b) The New year c) Easter d) Christmas
290. Who was the President of the USA?
a) Theodore Roosevelt b) Benjamin Franklin
c) Thomas Jefferson d) George Washington
291. What tea party is a historical event?
a) Franklin and Washington tea party
b) Roosevelt and Churchill tea party
c) Boston tea party
d) Atlanta tea party
292. What was the number of the first English colonies in
14 b) 27 c) 45 d) 13
293. When was the Declaration of Independence issued?
a) on July 4th, 1776 b) on July 14th, 1776
c) on July 4th, 1778 d) on July 4th, 1789
294. Where was the Constitutio of the USA worked out?
a) in Atlanta b) in New York
c) in Washington d) in Philadelphia
295. Why did the pilgrims come to America?
a) For religious freedom b) For great money
c) For a new land d) For great love
296. Who rote the story “ The old man the sea ”?
a) Ernest Hemingway b) Mark Twain
c) Edgar Poe d) Walt Whiteman
297. Who rote “ An American tragedy”?
a) Walt Whiteman b) Ernest Hemingway
c) Mark Twain d) Theodore Dreiser
298. Who is the founder of the modern detective story?
a) Arthur Conan – Doyle b) Ernest Hemingway
c) Edgar Poe d) Walter Scott
299. What is the real name of Mark Twain?
a) Samuel James Clemens b) Samuel Lang horn Clemens
c) Sidney James Clemens d) William Sidney Porter
300. What is the pen-name of William Sidney Porter?
a) Mark Twain b) Edgar Poe
c) O’ Henry d) Walt Whiteman
301. Who is author of the novel ” The Marian chronicles ”?
a) Edgar Poe b) Ray Bradbury
c) Robert Heinlein d) Arthur Clark
302. What is the national anthem of the USA?
a) The star – spangled banner b) America the beautiful
c) Silent night d) Yesterday
303. How many patents are attributed to Thomas Edison?
a) 456 b) 790 c) 23 d) over 1000
304. What was the first American University?
a) Harvard college b) Yelle’ college
c) Massachusetts college d) Wiscosin college
305. What is the famous library in Washington?
a) Library of the White House
b) Library of Capitol
c) Library of the Supreme Court
d) Library of Congress
306. Who is the King of rock- and – roll?
a) Walt Disney b) Henry Ford
c) Orlville Wright d) Norman Rockwell
307. Who is the father of the telephone? 14
a) Alexander Bell b) Henry Ford
c) Boston d) Hollywood
308. Who is considered to be the Father of this country?
a) Abraham Lincoln b) Benjamin Franklin
c) Thomas Jefferson d) George Washington
309. Who created the best animated cartoons in the USA?
a) Walt Disney b) Charles Jones
c) Norman Rockwell d) John Portman
310. Which of the US Presidents was a Hollywood actor?
a) Ronald Reagan b) Benjamin Franklin
c) George Bush d) Abraham Lincoln
311. Who is the 43rd President was a Hollywood actor?
a) Bill Clinton b) Ronald Reagan
c)George Bush junior d) George Bush
312. What President was assassinated in Dallas?
a) George Bush b) Ronald Reagan
c) John Kennedy d) Abraham Lincoln
313. Who is the greatest American architect of all times?
a) John Portman b) Stephen Spielberg
c) Louis Armstrong d) Frank Lloyd Wright
314. Who was known as the “ King of jazz ”?
a) Elvis Presley b) Wilbur Wright
c) Ansel Adams d) Louis Armstrong
1. d 2. b 3. c 4. d 5. d 6. c
7. c 8. c 9. b 10. b 11. c 12. b
13. a 14. b 15. b 16.c 17. b 18. a
19. c 20. b 21. b 22. a 23.d 24.a
25. d 26. a 27. b 28. c 29. b 30. c
31. d 32. c 33. c 34. d 35. d 36. a
37. d 38. a 39. c 40. a 41. a 42. c
43. a 44. d 45. a 46. a 47. a 48. a
49. a 50. b 51. a 52. a 53. b 54. a
55. b 56. a 57. a 58. b 59. b 60. a
61. b 62. c 63. a 64. b 65. c 66. a
67. a 68. c 69. b 70. d 71. c 72.
72(2). a 73. c 74. c 75.b 76.a,c 77. c
78. a 79. a 80. a 81. b 82. b 83. a
84. a 85. a 86.a 87. c 88. b 89.b
90. b 91.b 92. c 93. b 94. c 95.c
96. b 97.c 98.a 99. c 100.d 101.b
102. a 103. a 104. d 105. a 106. a 107. d
108. b 109.a 110.c 111. d 112.a 113.b
114. c 115.c 116.d 117. c 118.a 119.a
120.c 121. a 122.b 123. a 124. c 125. a
126. b 127. a 128. a 129.b 130.c 131. b
132. b 132. b 133. b 134. c 135. a 136. c
137. a 138.b 139. b 140. b 141. b 142.b
143. b 144. a 145. b 146. c 147. b 148.b
149. b 150. a 151. b 152. a 153. a 154. a
155. d 156. a 157. b 158.a 159.c 160. a
161.c 162. c 163. a 164. b 165. c 166. c
167. c 168. a 169. a 170.c 171. b 171. b
172. b 173. a 174. c 175. c 176. c 177. a
178. b 179. d 180. a 181. a 182. b 183. c
184. b 185. d 186. c 187. a 188. d 189. b
190. d 191. a 192. a 193. b 194. c 195.a
196. a 197. a 198. d 199. d 200. c 201. a
202. d 203. a 204. c 205. d 206. a 207. d
208. a 209. b 210. c 211. b 212. c 213. c
214. d 215. b 216. a 217. a 218. a 219.d
220.b 221. a 222. c 223. c 224. d 225.b
226. a 227. b 228. d 229. b 229(2)a 230. a
231. b 232. d 233. c, d 234. c 235. a 236. d
237. c 238. a 239. b 240. a 241. c 242. b
243. b 244. a 245. c 246. c 247.c 248.a
249. c 250. c 251. a 252. a 253. a 254. a
255. b 256. b 257. c 258. c 259. a 260.c
261. b 262. a 263. c 264. b 265. c 266. a
267. a 268. c 269. b 270. c 271. b 272. a
273. b 274. b 275..b 276. b 277. b 278. b
279. b 280. b 281. b 282. b 283. b 284. b
285. b 286.b 287. b 288. b 289. a 290.d
291. c 292. d 293. a 294. d 295. a 296. a
297. d 298. c 299. b 300. c 301. b 302. a
303. d 304. d 305. d 306. c 307. a 308. d
309. a 310. a 311. c 312. c 313. d 314. d
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