Posted by: a2cristina | October 9, 2018

First Day Quiz

QUIZ ON BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES

 

 BRITAIN

  1. Which of the following countries is not part of Great Britain?

a. England                   

b. Wales                                    

c. Scotland                                

d. Northern Ireland

 

  1. In what city can you find the boroughs of Southwark, Camden, Ealing and Greenwich?

 

  1. What is England’s largest second city?

a. Birmingham

b. Manchester                          

c. Liverpool                               

d. Newcastle

 

  1. What is the name of the stone wall built to keep the tribe of the Picts in today’s Scotland, out of the Roman Empire?

a. Hadrian’s Wall

b. The Wailing Wall

c. The Great Wall                               

d. The Wall

 

  1. What is the name of the capital city of Wales?

a. Bristol

b. Cardiff                                  

c. Canterbury                            

d. Birmingham

 

  1. What is the name of the forest where Robin Hood used to live?

 

  1. What is the highest mountain in the UK?

a. Ben Nevis

b. Jungfrau                                

c. St Michael’s Mount                

d. K2

 

  1. Which river flows through Newcastle-upon-Tyne?

 

  1. What is the name of what the Spanish call “Canal de la Mancha”?

 

  1. Only one of the following cities is situated at the seaside. Which one?

a. Leeds

b. Manchester                           

c. Sheffield                              

d. Brighton

 

  1. What is the name of the current British Prime Minister?

 

  1. What is the name of the famous clock tower situated next to the Houses of Parliament?

 

  1. Haggis is typically…

a. English

b. Irish                                     

c. Scottish

 

14.A beefeater is…

  1. the nickname for a police officer.
  2. the opposite of vegetarian.
  3. a guard at the Tower of London.

 

  1. The White Cliffs of Dover are made of which rock?

a. granite

b. chalk                                      

c. marble                                   

d. slate

 

  1. When did the Romans first invade Britain?

a. 1500 B.C.

b. 55 B.C.                                   

c. 550 A.D.                                

d. 1550 A.D.          

 

  1. Who was the Roman Emperor who first led his armies to Britain?

a. Napoleon

b. Julius Caesar                         

c. Romulus                                  

d. Thor

 

  1. The last time that Britain was successfully invaded by another country was in 1066. The invaders were …

a. the Normans 

b. the Saxons                            

c. the Danes                              

d. the Romans

 

  1. One of Henry VIII’s daughters became Queen for 45 years (from 1533 to 1603).

a. Caroline

b. Mary Tudor                           

c. Elizabeth                               

d. Victoria

 

  1. What is the name of the current reigning dynasty in Britain?

 

  1. Who was the king of England to have his head cut off?

a. Henry VIII

b. Charles I                               

c. Edward VII                           

d. James II

 

  1. Where is Karl Marx buried?

 

  1. Westminster Abbey is a(n) __________ church.

a. Anglican

b. Catholic                                 

c. Presbyterian                          

d. Lutheran

 

  1. What does Wales have more of per square mile than any other country in Western Europe?

a. sheep

b. mines

c. castles

d. cows

 

  1. What is the British flag called?

 

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

  1. Who was the first president of the United States?

 

  1. What year was the American Declaration of Independence signed?

 

  1. Who is the only American President to have been re-elected four times?

 

  1. What do you call the motorway system that runs between states?

 

  1. What is the name of the African-American singer, songwriter, civil rights activist, actress, and pianist who died in mid-August 2018? She sang famous songs such as Respect, Say a little Prayer, etc.

 

  1. What is the name of a famous national park in California where you can find deep valleys, ancient giant sequoias, and a vast wilderness area?

 

  1. What American actress, born Norma Jean Mortenson, married baseball superstar Joe di Maggio and playwright Arthur Miller?

 

  1. What American president was assassinated in a theatre in 1865? His statue can be seen in a building in Washington D.C.

 

  1. Which of the following states does not have a sea coast?
  2. Texas b. Tennessee                              c. Oregon                                    d. Florida

            

  1. What bird is the symbol of the United States?

 

  1. When did the United States of America enter WWII?

 

  1. What do you call the period of time when alcoholic drinks were banned in the United States?

 

  1. Name one river that flows through New York City.

 

  1. On what date was President John F. Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, Texas?

 

  1. What states do the following nicknames refer to?

                               

  • The Lone Star State
  • The Empire State
  • The Golden State
  • The Grand Canyon State
  • The Sunshine State
  • The Aloha State
  • The Mount Rushmore State

 

  1. What northern American city is most widely recognized as the WINDY CITY?

 

  1. What is the capital of…

 

  • Illinois?
  • Texas?
  • California?
  • Colorado

 

  1. Donald Trump became the __________ President of the United States on January, 20, 2017.
  2. 45th b. 47th                                       c. 50th                                       d. 52nd

 

  1. What newspaper did Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the journalists who investigated the Watergate scandal, work for?

 

  1. Can you name…

 

  • three American writers?
  • three American artists?
  • three American rivers?
  • three American actors or actresses famous in the fifties?
  • three American film directors alive?
  • three famous American buildings?
  • three famous American universities.

 

 

 KEY

  1. NORTHERN IRELAND
  2. LONDON
  3. BIRMINGHAM
  4. HADRIAN’S WALL
  5. CARDIFF
  6. SHERWOOD FOREST
  7. BEN NEVIS
  8. THE TYNE
  9. THE ENGLISH CHANNEL
  10. BRIGHTON
  11. THERESA MAY
  12. ELIZABETH TOWER
  13. SCOTTISH
  14. A GUARD AT THE TOWER OF LONDON
  15. CHALK
  16. 55 B.C.
  17. JULIUS CAESAR
  18. THE NORMANS
  19. ELIZABETH
  20. WINDSOR
  21. CHARLES I
  22. IN LONDON
  23. ANGLICAN
  24. CASTLES
  25. THE UNION JACK
  26. GEORGE WASHINGTON
  27. 1776
  28. FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
  29. INTERSTATE
  30. ARETHA FRANKLIN
  31. YOSEMITE
  32. MARILYN MONROE
  33. ABRAHAM LINCOLN
  34. TENNESSEE
  35. THE BALD EAGLE
  36. 8 DECEMBER, 1941
  37. THE PROHIBITION
  38. HUDSON REIVER / EAST RIVER / HARLEM RIVER…
  39. 22 NOVEMBER, 1963
  40. TEXAS / NEW YORK / CALIFORNIA / ARIZONA / FLORIDA / HAWAII / SOUTH DAKOTA
  41. CHICAGO
  42. CHICAGO / AUSTIN / SACRAMENTO / DENVER
  43. 45TH
  44. THE WASHINGTON POST
  45. … 

 

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Responses

  1. I would like to check the answers, would you mind giving us the key?
    Thanks in advance!

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    • Of course! I’ll write the answers at the bottom of the page.

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      • Thanks a lot!

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