11) What is the Barbican?
a) a river b) an art center c) a pop group d) a cinema
12) Where is Ben Nevis situated?
a) in Scotland b) in Wales c) in England d) in Northern Ireland
13) Who is the head of the state in Britain?
a) Mayor b) Prime Minister c) Queen d) Speaker
14) 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
15) What is soccer?
a) American football b) hockey c) squash d) boat- racing
16) What is Humpty Dumpty?
a) a toy b) an egg c) an animal d)a bird
17) Where is the official residence of the Queen?
a) Chatham House b) Regent Palace c) Westminster Palace d)Buckingham Palace
18) What is Benjamin Britten?
a) an architect b) a composer c) a writer d) a politician
19) What is the emblem of Wales?
a) Rose b) Leek c) Thistle d) Shamrock
(Leek-лук-порей, Thistle-чертополох, Shamrock-трилистник)
20) What’s the name of the Queen’s eldest son?
a) Charles b) Philip c) Andrew d) Edward
21) What is the nickname of the Conservative Party?
a) the Tories b) the Whigs c) the Libs d) the Whips
22) What monument is there in the centre of Trafalgar Square?
a) Cromwell’s statue b) Nelson’s Column c) Queen’s statue d) Edward Elgar’s statue
23) Which animal can look at the Queen?
a) a dog b) a cat c) a lion d) a tiger
24) What’s the name of Sir Churchill?
a) Winston b) George c) Christopher d) Benjamin
25) Who presides over the House of Commons?
a) Lord Mayor b)Lord Chancellor c) Prime Minister d) Speaker
26) For Christmas dinner the English usually have…
a) chicken b) roast beef c) fish d) turkey
27) The Whispering Gallery is situated in …
a) Westminster Abbey b) St. Paul’s Cathedral c) Tower d) Hyde Park
28) What is Eisteddfod?
a) a county b) a dish c) a festival d) a dance
29) Who wrote “Winnie-the-Pooh”?
a) L. Carroll b) O. Wilde c) J. R. Tolkien d) A.Milne
30) What is custard?
a) cream b) a pudding c) a pie d) a tart
(custard-сладкий заварной крем)
31) What is the most ancient monument in Great Britain?
a) the Lower West Gate b) Stonehenge c) Hadrian’s Wall
d) the Tower Gate
32) What is M. Thatcher by profession?
a) an engineer b) a doctor c) a chemist d) a teacher
33) Who is the head of the government in the UK?
a) Prime Minister b)Queen c) Speaker d) Chancellor
34) 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
35) What is English marmalade?
a) apple jam b) orange jam c) sweets d) a cake
36)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)
37) 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
38) The telephone was invented by…
a)Isaak Newton b) Alexander Bell c) Michael Faraday d) James Watt
39) The midday meal in Britain is called …
a) breakfast b) lunch c) dinner d) snack
40) Which party was Margaret Thatcher the leader of?
a) Labour b) Social – Democratic c) Liberal d) Conservative.
41) The Irish Sea is …
a) to the west of England b) to the east of England c) to the north of England
d) to the south of England
42) The official language of Canada is …
a) English b) French c) English and French d) English and Spanish
43) The capital of the US is …
a) New York b) Washington c) Boston d) Philadelphia
44) On the whole the climate of Great Britain is …
a) dry b) frosty c) mild d) tropical
45) Elisabeth II lives in …
a) No 10, Downing Street b) the Tower of London c) Buckingham Palace
d) Westminster Palace
46) The London Royal Opera House is called …
a) Covent Garden b) the National Theatre c)”Old Vic” Theatre
d) the Barbican
47) The traditional English drink is …
a) coffee b) tea c) cocoa d) milk
48) The symbol of the US is…
a) Union Jack b) Uncle Sam c) Big Ben d) Pall Mall
49) The Colorado is …
a) in Africa b) in North America c) in South America d) in Brazil
50) New England is …
a) a separate country b) part of Great Britain c) part of the US d) an island
51) The capital of Canada is …
a) Ottawa b) Quebec c) Toronto d) Melbourne
52) The British money is …
a) franks b) dollars c) crones d) pounds
53) 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
54) Margaret Thatcher was …
a) Queen of Britain b) British Prime Minister c) leader of the Labour party
d) a film star
55) In the United States “down town” means…
a) away from the center b) in the centre c) in a suburb d) a small town