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Numer: 5546
Dział: Języki obce

Great Britain - quiz


1.The first evidence of human life in Britain is a few stone tools dating from about...
a) 250,000B
b) 250BC
c) 25BC
d) AD25

2. Britain had finally become an island by about
a) 50,000BC
b) 10,000 BC
c) 5000 BC
d) 3000 BC

3. Small, dark, long-headed Neolithic people who came to Britain about 3000 BC may be the forefathers of dark inhabitants of
a) Scotland
b) London
c) Ireland
d) Wales and Cornwall

4.Around 700BC a new group of people, who were tall with fair or red hair and blue eyes began to arrive in Britain. They were:
a) the Welsh
b) the Scottish
c) the Irish
d) the Celts

5.The skills of reading and writing were brought to Britain by
e) the Celts
f) the Druids
g) the Romans
h) the Anglo-Saxons

6. After 3000 BC people started building great circles, of earth banks with wooden buildings and stone circles. The most famous Britain’s henge is called
a) Stonhenge
b) Stonehenge
c) Hengestone
d) Salisbury

7. The Romans could not conquer Caledonia as they called
a) Scotland
b) Ireland
c) Wales
d) England

8. “Briton “is the word used in
a) official context
b) informal context
c) neutral context
d) vulgar context

9. Celts believed that a man’s first duty was to
a) his own family
b) his own country
c) his own king
d) his lord

10. The Saxon kings claimed that a man’s first duty is to
a) his own family
b) his own country
c) his king
d) his lord’s wife

11. You may refer to and address your Scottish friend as
a) Jock
b) Paddy
c) Mick
d) Body

12. The Irishmen are called Mick or
a) Paddy
b) Jock
c) Dai
d) Taffi

13.Welshmen are known as Dai or
a) Taffy
b) Jock
c) Paddy
d) Body

14. The names of rivers: Thames, Mersey, Severn and Avon as well as two large cities :London and Leeds are of
a) Celtic origin
b) Saxon origin
c) Latin origin
d) Greek origin

15. Which of the four is not represented on the flag of the UK?
a) Wales
b) Scotland
c) Ireland
d) England

16. John Bull is supposed to personify
a) Scottishness
b) Englishness
c) Welshness
d) Irishness

17. The figure to personify some typical American features is
a) Uncle Sam
b) Union Jack
c) Businessman
d) Mc Donald

18. Caledonia is the Roman name for
a) Ireland
b) England
c) Scotland
d) Wales

19. Cambria is the Roman name for
a) Ireland
b) England
c) Scotland
d) Wales

20. Hibernia is the Roman name for
a) Ireland
b) England
c) Scotland
d) Wales

21. Who of the following queens was the Head of the Anglican Church?
a) Matilda
b) Mary I
c) Elizabeth I
d) Jane Grey
e) Mary Queen of Scots

22. Lady Godiva, according to a legend, asked her husband to lower the taxes from the people of Coventry. He said he would do it if she...
a) cut her hair
b) sold her gold
c) rode her horse naked through the town
d) divorced from him

23. Put in chronological order the names of Henry VIII’s wives
a) Anne Boleyn
b) Catherine Parr
c) Jane Seymour
d) Anne of Cleves
e) Catherine of Aragon
f) Catherine Howard

24. The legendary King Arthur ( if he ever existed) was probably the Celtic ruler who fought
a) the rich
b) the poor
c) the Anglo-Saxons
d) the Vikings

25. Elizabeth I was the last queen of
a) the Tudors
b) the Stuart
c) the Windsors
d) the Hanoverians

26. King Arthur gathered around his Round Table
a) queens
b) knights
c) priests
d) the dead

27. Put in chronological order the names of ruling dynasties
a) the Tudors
b) the Stuarts
c) the Windsors
d) the Hanoverians

28. William Shakespeare’s play: Richard III accuses
a) Richard III of murdering of his two nephews
b) Richard III’s nephews of murdering of his uncle
c) all characters in the play
d) nobody

29. The novelist, Walter Scott named the wars between the Lancastrians and the Yorkists “ Wars of the Roses” because

a) the Duke of York liked roses and Henry VI didn’t like them
b) York’s symbol was a white rose and Lancaster’s symbol was a red rose
c) he was a gardener by profession
d) he hated roses

30. According to Charles dickens “ he was one of the most detestable villains that ever drew breath , a big, burly, noisy, small-eyed, large-faced, double- chinned, swinish-looking fellow.” He referred to
a) King Arthur
b) Oliver Cromwell
c) Henry VIII
d) The perfect knight

31. King Offa of Mercia built a huge dyke or earth wall to separate
a) Wales and Scotland
b) Wales and England
c) Wales and Ireland
d) England and Ireland

32. The Romans built a strong wall along the northern border called
a) Hadrian’s Wall
b) Offa’s Dyke
c) Stonehenge
d) Border

33.Who of the following actors playing the title role in James Bond films was an Australian model
a) George Lazenby
b) Roger Moore
c) Sean Connery
d) Timothy Dalton
e) Pierce Brosnan

34. The BBC stands for
a) The British Broadcasting Corporation
b) The British Broadcasting Channel
c) The British Broadcasting Censorship
d) The British Board Corporation

35. The first evidence of England’s welfare, which is now stored in the Public Records Office in London, was the survey included in
a) The Blue Book
b) The Domesday Book
c) The Magna Carta
d) Ecclesiastical History of the English People

6. The word ”shire” is a Saxon equivalent of a Norman word
a) monastery
b) county
c) clan
d) church

They both mean administrative areas.

37 Westminster Abbey is the Gothic church where almost every English king and queen has been crowned since
a) William the Conqueror
b) Henry VII
c) Elizabeth I
d) Elizabeth II

38.The Yeomen people , who guard the Tower of London, are dressed in
a) Tudor style
b) iron masks
c) prison uniforms
d) kilts

39. Windsor Castle is one of the official homes of British
a) Prime Minister
b) kings and queen
c) the British Parliament
d) Church

40. In Elizabethan England, London’s theatres were built
a) inside the city walls
b) outside the city walls
c) without a monarch’s financial support
d) inside of churches

41 When England was declared a republic after the execution of Charles I, the king was replaced by The Protector of England
a) Oliver Cromwell
b) Joan of Arc
c) Cardinal Wolsey
d)Thomas Beckett

42. The Great Fire of London, which spread from Pudding Lane, took place in
a) 1066
b) 1666
c) the 19th century

43. The succession of British kings and queens since William the Conqueror passed through he series of monarchs of different nationalities: the French Plantagenets, the Scottish Stuarts, the Dutch William III, and finally to German
a) Hanoverians
b) Lancastrians
c) Yorkists
d) Celts

44.The battle of Trafalgar was an important sea battle against the French and the Spanish during the Napoleonic Wars. The battle was commanded successfully by Horatio
a) Wellington
b) Nelson
c) Napoleon

45. The Duke of Wellington is known for his victory over Napoleon in the battle of:
a) London
b) Waterlo
c) Stalingrad
d) Hastings

46. Prince Albert’s wife’s name’s
d) Magraret

47.In 1829 George Stephenson built a steam engine that he named
a) the Rocket
b) the Locomotiv
c) the Power
d) the Revolution

48. At its peak the British Empire was
a) the largest empire in the world
b) the second largest empire in the world
c) the smallest empire in the world
d) the lest-known empire in the world

49. The family name of Windsor was adopted by George V in
a) 1917
b) 1719
c) 1197
d) 1971

50. Elizabeth II was born in
a) 1826
b) 1926
c) 1952
d) 1953

51. The two chambers of the British Parliament are
a) The House of Lords and the House of Commons
b) The House of Parliament and the House of the Sovereign
c) The Senate and the House of Representatives
d) The Members of Parliament

52. The word ‘parley’ – a discussion- was first used in 13th century to describe meetings between Henry III and his noblemen in the Great Council. Over time the Great Council became
a) the Sovereign
b) The Houses of Parliament
c) The House of Commons
d) The House of Lords

53.The representatives from counties and towns of England, who were Henry III’s tax collectors over time became
a) the House of Lords
b) the Sovereign
c) the Houses of Parliament
d) the House of Commons

54. The Sovereign couldn’t ignore Parliament’s wishes because the House of Lords and the House of Commons had control of
a) the money supply
b) the water supply
c) the sovereign’s children
d) the sovereign’s wife

55. Ministers were appointed by the sovereign but to be able to pass laws and raise taxes they needed support in
a) the House of Commons
b) the House of Lords
c) the Houses of Parliament
d) their family

56. The rise of political parties in 18th century gave ministers the support because
a) the members of their own party supported them in the Parliament
b) the parties did not pass any laws
c) the ministers weren’t members of any parties
d) they took from the poor and gave to the rich

57. Since 19th century the Government has been the party with the most members in
a) the House of Lords
b) the Sovereign’s family
c) the Houses of Parliament
d) the House of Commons

58. The leader of the party with the most members in the House of Commons is now
a) the Lord
b) the Prime Minister
c) the Sovereign
d) the President

59. “The House” is the simple name of
a) the House of Commons
b) 10 Downing Street
c) the House of Lords
d) the Houses of Parliament

60. “ The Commons” is the simple name of
a) the House of Commons
b) 10 Downing Street
c) the House of Lords
d) the Houses of Parliament

61. MPs, i.e. Members of Parliament are
a) the members of the House of Lords and the members of the House of Commons
b) the members of the House of Lords
c) the members of the House of Commons
d) the Prime Minister

62.Until 20th century MPs
a) did not receive a salary
b) had to be poor
c)couldn’t have other jobs
d) received a salary

63. The ‘Woolsack’ is
a) the seat on which the Lord Chancellor sits in the House of Lords
b) the seat that has arms, back and legs
c) the seat on which Prime Minister sits in the British Parliament
d) the woolen sack where votes /ballot papers/ are being collected during elections to Parliament

64. General elections to Parliament are always held
a) on Sunday
b) on Thursday
c) on Saturday
d) on Saturday or Sunday

65. James Gordon Brown represents
a) the Labour Party
b) the Conservative party
c) the Liberal Democratic Party
d) the Green Party

66. In most British towns and cities there is a cinema called:
a) Britannia
b) Forget-Me-Not
c) the Queen
d) the Odeon

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