Страноведческий тест по английскому языку.
Тест по английскому языку по теме "Страноведение" может быть использован во время недели иностранных языков, на уроках английского языка, для проведения олимпиад, викторин, конкурсов, а также для самоконтроля знаний обучающихся возможен только один вариант ответа. Максимальное количество баллов-100.
What’s the name of the most famous clock in Britain?
Big Albert b) Big Stephen c) Big Wren d) Big Ben
What’s the tartan?
a dish b) a pattern of the kilt c) a bird d) a dance
Where is Glasgow situated?
in Scotland b) in Wales c) in England d) in Northern Ireland
What’s the name of the London underground?
Metro b) Tube c) Subway d) Underground
What is the nickname of the Liberal party?
the Tories b) the Whips c) the Libs d) the Whigs
What is the symbol of the Speaker’s authority?
the mace b) the woolsack c) the ribbon d) the bell
Who presides over the House of Lords?
Prime Minister b) Lord Chancellor c) Lord Protector d) the Speaker
What’s the name of the British flag?
Star-Spangled Banner b) Stripes and Stars c) Union Jack d) John Bull
What London Street famous for shops?
Oxford Street b) Fleet Street c) Lombard Street d) Charing Cross Road
What was John Constable?
a musician b) a politician c) a poet d) a painter
What is the Barbican?
a river b) an art center c) a pop group d) a cinema
Where is Ben Nevis situated?
in Scotland b) in Wales c) in England d) in Northern Ireland
Who is the head of the state in Britain?
Mayor b0 Prime Minister c) Queen d) Speaker
What is standing in the middle of Piccadilly?
the Statue of Eros b) the Statue of Pan c) the Statue of Cromwell d) the Marble Arch
What is soccer?
American football b) hockey c) squash d) boat-racing
What is Humpty Dumpty?
a toy b) an egg c) an animal d) a bird
Where is the official residence of the Queen?
Chatham House b) Regent Palace c) Westminster Palace d) Buckingham Palace
What is the emblem of Wales?
Rose b) Leek c) Thistle d) Shamrock
What is Benjamin Britten?
an architect b) a composer c) a writer d) a politician
What’s the name of the Queen’s eldest son?
Charles b) Philip c) Andrew d) Edward
What is the nickname of the Conservative Party?
the Tories b) the Whigs c) the Libs d) the Whips
What monument is there in the center of Trafalgar Square?
Cromwell’s Statue b) Nelson’s Statue c) Queen’s Statue d) Edward Edgar’s Statue
Which animal can look at the Queen?
a dog b) a cat c) a lion d) a tiger
What’s the name of Sir Churchill?
Winston b) George c) Christopher d) Benjamin
Who presides over the House of Commons?
Lord Mayor b) Lord Chancellor c) Prime Minister d) Speaker
For Christmas dinner the English usually have …
chicken b) roast beef c) fish d) turkey
The Whispering Gallery is situated in …
Westminster Abbey b) St. Paul’s cathedral c) Tower d) Hyde Park
What is the Eisteddfod?
a county b) a dish c) a festival d) a dance
Who wrote “Winnie-the Pooh”?
L. Carroll b) O. Wilde c) J.R. Tolkien d) A. Milne
What is custard?
cream b) a pudding c) a pie d) a tart
What is the most ancient monument in Great Britain?
the Lower west Gate b) Stonehenge c) Hadrian’s Wall d) the Tower Gate
What is M. Thatcher by profession?
an engineer b) a doctor c) a chemist d) a teacher
Who is the head of the government in the UK?
Prime Minister b) Queen c) Speaker d) chancellor
Where is the Bank of England situated?
in the West End b) in the east End c) in the City d) in the South
What is English marmalade?
apple jam b) orange jam c) sweets d) a cake
The Romans first invaded Britain in …
the 5th century AD b) the 5th century BC c) the 1st century BC d) the 1st century AD
Guy Fawkes is …
a national hero of Britain b) a poet c) a famous historian d) the man that wanted to set fire to the House of Parliament
The telephone was invented by …
Isaac Newton b) Alexander Bell c) Michael Faraday d) James Watt
The midday meal in Britain is called …
breakfast b) lunch c) dinner d) snack
Which party was Margaret Thatcher the leader of?
Labour b) Social-Democratic c) Liberal d) Conservative
The Irish Sea is …
to the west of England b) to the east of England c) to the north of England d) to the south of England
The official language of Canada is …
English b) French c) English and French d) English and Spanish
The capital of the US is …
New York b) Washington c) Boston d) Philadelphia
On the whole the climate of Great Britain is …
dry b) frosty c) mild d) tropical
Elisabeth II lives in …
No 10, Downing Street b) the Tower of London c) Buckingham Palace d) Westminster palace
The London Royal Opera House is called …
Covent garden b) the National theatre c) “Old Vic” Theatre d) the Barbican
The traditional English drink is …
coffee b) tea c) cocoa d) milk
The symbol of the US is …
Union jack b) Uncle Sam c) Big Ben d) Pall Mall
The Colorado is …
in Africa b) in North America c) in South America d) in Brazil
New England is …
a separate country b) part of great Britain c) part of the US d) an island
The capital of Canada is …
Ottawa b) Quebec c) Toronto d) Melbourne
The British money is …
franks b) dollars c) crones d) pounds
Robin Hood is …
a national hero of England b) a British spy c) a popular character of novels and tales d) a famous writer
Margaret Thatcher was …
Queen of Britain b) British Prime Minister c) leader of the Labour party d) a film star
In the United States “down town” means …
away from the center b) in the center c) in a suburb d) a small town
The Quakers are …
a religious movement b) a pop group c) the title of a book d) the title of a film
What great historical event happened in 1066?
the Roman invasion b) a bourgeois revolution c) the battle of Hastings d) the Danish invasion
The printing press was invented by …
Oliver Cromwell b) William Caxton c) William the Conqueror d) Alexander Bell
Secondary education in Britain is …
compulsive b) compulsory c) optional d) voluntary
The size of the house in Britain is determined by the number of …
sitting rooms b) kitchens c) bedrooms d) floors
The capital of Australia is …
Melbourne b) Sidney c) Canberra d) Ottawa
Cockney is …
a bird b) a dish c) an accent d) a town
Aberdeen is in …
England b) Scotland c) Wales d) Ireland
The safest topic for conversation in England is …
politics b) music c) weather d) love
John Steinbeck is a famous … writer
English b) American c) Canadian d) Australian
The US consists of … states
38 b) 49 c) 50 d) 51
High school is …
a college b) a university c) a very good school d) upper grades of secondary school
The English colonization of the American continent began in the …
15th century b) 16th century c0 17th century d) 18th century
Bill Clinton is the … President of the US
40th b) 41st c) 42nd d) 43rd
“Alice in Wonderland” was written by …
Jane Austen b) Muriel Spark c) Lewis Carroll d) Iris Murdock
England consists of …
districts b) counties c) states d0 regions
Smog is …
a man’s suit b) a heavy rain c) a thick fog d) a man’s hat
Porridge is made of …
wheat b) barley c) rye d) oats
Who wrote “Winnie-the-Pooh”?
A. Milne b) E. Lear c) L. Carroll d) J. Barrie
A limerick is …
a dish b) a rhyme c) a bird d) a game
Boston is in …
Florida b) Mexico c) Texas d) Massachusetts
Gulf Stream originates in …
the gulf of Mexico b) the Persian Gulf c) the Gibraltar d) the Panama Canal
The Tower of London now is …
a prison b) a royal residence c) a museum d) a burial place
Englishmen eat dinner at …
11 a.m. b) 2 p.m. c) 6 p.m. d) 9 p.m.
A brunch is …
breakfast b) late breakfast c) dinner d) a tea party.
What river does London stand on?
the Thames b) the Severn c) the Avon d) the Clyde
Under what king did the Knights of the Round Table gather together?
Henry IV b) Edward II c) Arthur d) William the Conqueror
What is Britain separated from the Continent by?
the English Channel b) the Persian Gulf c) the Suez canal d) the Gulf of Mexico
Robert Burns is a … poet
American b) English c) Scottish d) welsh
R. Kipling wrote …
“Canterbury Tales” b) “Alice in Wonderland” c) “treasure Island” d) “Maugly”
The language spoken in Scotland is …
Scot b) Scottish c) Scotch d) Scotland’s
The oldest university in Britain is …
London b) Cambridge c) Oxford d) Edinburgh
The financial center of London is …
the West End b) the east End c) Westminster d) the City
Which party is in power in Great Britain now?
the Labour b) the Conservative c) the Liberal d) the Social-Democratic
The telephone number to call for emergency services in Britain is …
03 b) 09 c) 911 d) 999
A double-decker is …
a train b) a small plane c) a hotel room for two people d) a bus
The common name for a toy bear in England is …
Michael-bear b) Tom-bear c) teddy-bear d) Jack-bear
The “Dynasty” is an American …
opera b) soap opera c) musical d) documentary
The Crown jewels are in …
the Tower of London b) Buckingham Palace c) Westminster Palace d) the British Museum
St. Patrick is the patron of …
Wales b) England c) Ireland d) Scotland
St. valentine’s Day is observed in …
February b) May c) November d) December
In England “public school” means …
state-financed school b) private school c) comprehensive school d) religious school
When it is 12 o’clock in Moscow in London it is …
6 o’clock b) 7 o’clock c) 8 o’clock d) 9 o’clock
In Britain people’s weight is measured in …
tons b) kilos c) stones and pounds d) pints
Santa Barbara is in …
California b) Florida c) Arizona d) Texas
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