1. Which animal can look at the Queen?
a) a dog b) a cat c) a lion d) a tiger
2. What’s the name of Sir Churchill?
a) Winston b) George c) Christopher d) Benjamin
3. Who presides over the House of Commons?
a) Lord Mayor b)Lord Chancellor c) Prime Minister d) Speaker
4. For Christmas dinner the English usually have…
a) chicken b) roast beef c) fish d) turkey
5. The Whispering Gallery is situated in …
a) Westminster Abbey b) St. Paul’s Cathedral c) Tower d) Hyde Park
6. What is Eisteddfod?
a) a county b) a dish c) a festival d) a dance
7. Who wrote “Winnie-the-Pooh”?
a) L. Carroll b) O. Wilde c) J. R. Tolkien d) A.Milne
8. What is custard?
a) cream b) a pudding c) a pie d) a tart
(custard-сладкий заварной крем)
9. What is the most ancient monument in Great Britain?
a) the Lower West Gate b) Stonehenge c) Hadrian’s Wall
d) the Tower Gate
10. What is M. Thatcher by profession?
a) an engineer b) a doctor c) a chemist d) a teacher
11. Who is the head of the government in the UK?
a) Prime Minister b)Queen c) Speaker d) Chancellor
12. Where is the Bank of England situated?
a) in the West End b) in the East End c) in the City d) in the South
12. What is English marmalade?
a) apple jam b) orange jam c) sweets d) a cake
13. 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
(to invade- вторгаться)
14. Guy Fawkes is …
a) 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
15. The telephone was invented by…
a)Isaak Newton b) Alexander Bell c) Michael Faraday d) James Watt
16. The midday meal in Britain is called …
a) breakfast b) lunch c) dinner d) snack
17. Which party was Margaret Thatcher the leader of?
a) Labour b) Social – Democratic c) Liberal d) Conservative.
a) to the west of England b) to the east of England c) to the north of England
d) to the south of England
19. The official language of Canada is …
a) English b) French c) English and French d) English and Spanish
20. The capital of the US is …
a) New York b) Washington c) Boston d) Philadelphia
21. On the whole the climate of Great Britain is …
a) dry b) frosty c) mild d) tropical
22. Elisabeth II lives in …
a) No 10, Downing Street b) the Tower of London c) Buckingham Palace
d) Westminster Palace
23. The London Royal Opera House is called …
a) Covent Garden b) the National Theatre c)”Old Vic” Theatre
d) the Barbican
24. The traditional English drink is …
a) coffee b) tea c) cocoa d) milk
25. The symbol of the US is…
a) Union Jack b) Uncle Sam c) Big Ben d) Pall Mall
26. The Colorado is …
a) in Africa b) in North America c) in South America d) in Brazil
27. New England is …
a) a separate country b) part of Great Britain c) part of the US d) an island
28. The capital of Canada is …
a) Ottawa b) Quebec c) Toronto d) Melbourne
29. The British money is …
a) franks b) dollars c) crones d) pounds
30. Robin Hood is …
a) a national hero of England b) a British spy c) a popular character of
novels and tales d) a famous writer
31. Margaret Thatcher was …
a) Queen of Britain b) British Prime Minister c) leader of the Labour party
d) a film star
32. In the United States “down town” means…
a) away from the center b) in the centre c) in a suburb d) a small town
33. The Quakers are …
a) a religious movement b) a pop group c) the title of a book d) the title of a film
34. What great historical event happened in 1066?
a) the Roman invasion b) a bourgeois revolution c) the battle of Hastings
d) the Danish invasion
35. The printing press was invented by …
a) Oliver Cromwell b) William Caxton c) William the Conqueror
d) Alexander Bell
36. Secondary education in Britain is …
a) compulsive b) compulsory c) optional d) voluntary
37. The size of the house in Britain is determined by the number of …
a) sittings rooms b) kitchens c) bedrooms d) floors
38. The capital of Australia is …
a) Melbourne b) Sidney c) Canberra d) Ottawa
39. Cockney is…
a) a bird b) a dish c) an accent d) a town
40. Aberdeen is in…
a) England b) Scotland c) Wales d) Ireland
41. The safest topic for conversation in England is…
a) politics b) music c) weather d) love
42. John Steinbeck is a famous … writer
a) English b) American c) Canadian d) Australian
43. The US consists of … states
a) 38 b)49 c) 50 d) 51
44. High school is …
a) a college b) a university c) a very good school d) upper grades of
45. The English colonization of the American continent began in the …
a) 15th century b)16th century c) 17th century d) 18th century
46. Bill Clinton is the … President of the US
a) 40th b) 41st c) 42nd d) 43d
47. “ Alice in Wonderland” was written by …
a) Jane Austen b) Muriel Spark c) Lewis Carroll d) Iris Murdock
48. England consists of …
a) districts b) counties c) states d) regions
49.Smog is …
a) a man’s suit b) a heavy rain c) a thick fog d) a man’s hat
50. Porridge is made of …
a) wheat b) barley c) rye d) oats
( barley- ячмень, rye- рожь, oats-овёс)
51. A limerick is …
a) a dish b) a rhyme c) a bird d) a game
52. Boston is in…
a) Florida b) Mexico c) Texas d) Massachusetts
53. Gulf Stream originates in …
a) the Gulf of Mexico b) the Persian Gulf c) the Gibraltar d) the Panama Canal
54. The Tower of London now is …
a) a prison b) a royal residence c) a museum d) a burial place
55. Englishmen eat dinner at…
a) 11 a.m. b) 2 p.m. c) 6 p.m. d) 9 p.m.
56.A brunch is…
a) breakfast b) late breakfast c) dinner d) a tea party
57. What river does London stand on?
a) the Thames b) the Severn c) the Avon d) the Clyde
58. Under what king did the knights of the round table gather together?
a) Henry IV b) Edward II c) Arthur d) William the Conqueror
59. What is Britain separated from the Continent by?
a) the English Channel b) the Persian Gulf c) the Suez Canal d) the Gulf of Mexico
60. Robert Burns is a … poet .
a) American b) English c) Scottish d) Welsh
61 R. Kipling wrote …
a) “ Canterbury Tales” b) “Alice in Wonderland” c) “ Treasure Island”
62. The language spoken in Scotland is …
a) Scot b) Scottish c) Scotch d) Scotland’s
63. The oldest university in Britain is…
a) London b) Cambridge c) Oxford d) Edinburgh
64. The financial centre of London is …
a) the West End b) the East End c) Westminster d) the City
65. Which party is in power in Great Britain now?
a) the Labour b) the Conservative c) the Liberal d) the Social –Democratic
66.The telephone number to call for emergency services in Britain is…
a) 03 b) 09 c) 911 d) 999
67. A double-decker is…
a) a train b) a small plain c) a hotel room for two people d) a bus
68. The common name for a toy bear in England is…
a) Michael-bear b) Tom- bear c) Teddy-bear d) Jack-bear
69. The “Dynasty” is an American…
a) opera b) soap opera c) musical d) documentary
71. The Crown Jewels are in …
a) the Tower of London b) Buckingham Palace c) Westminster Palace
d) the British Museum
72. St. Patrick is the patron of …
a) Wales b) England c) Ireland d) Scotland
73. St. Valentine’s Day is observed in …
a) February b) May c) November d) December
74. In England “ public school ” means …
a) state- financed school b) private school c) comprehensive school
d) religious school
75. 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
76. In Britain people’s weight is measured in …
a) tons b) kilos c) stones and pounds d) pints
77. Santa Barbara is in…
a)California b) Florida c) Arizona d) Texas
78. The first colonists in America started the tradition of…
a) Independence Day b) Halloween c) Thanksgiving Day
d) Memorial Day e) St. Patric’s Day
79. What does Britain consists of…
England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
80. Name two major British political parties…
81. What does the abbreviation “ MP ” stand for ?
Member of Parliament
82. What do the Scots celebrate on ‘hogmanay’?
New Year’s Eve
83. What is ‘bed and breakfast’?
a type of accommodation with breakfast in the morning, found in a house or small hotel
84. When do people do A levels?
Normally before they leave schools, at 17/18, but adults can also take them
at evening classes
85. Prince Charles is Queen Elizabeth’s II…
a) son b) husband c) father d) brother e) uncle
86. Why did people from England come to America?
they had listened about the New World
they took part in the War of Independence
they wanted to make a better life for themselves
they did not like America
they wanted to speak Englis
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