the following questions by choosing the appropriate option.
What is the difference between the United Kingdom and Great Britain?
United Kingdom is part of Great Britain
Great Britain is part of the United Kingdom
There is no difference between them
A stage through which a bill has to go before it becomes an Act of Parliament is
The political system of the United Kingdom is called ___________.
The legend says that if these birds leave, the Tower of London will fall.
When was the United Kingdom of Great Britain founded?
Why is Big Ben so called?
Houses of Parliament are shaped in a big “B”.
refers to the big bell in the tower, which is named after Sir Benjamin Hall.
was given as a present by Benjamin Franklin.
The schools in the UK that are really exclusive and expensive are called
is the name of London's most visited tourist attractions of the 21st
agreement that joined the parliaments of England and Scotland in 1707 as well as
the agreement that put an end to the Irish parliament in 1800 and made Ireland
part of the UK in 1801 is called __________.
Act of Settlement
Habeas Corpus Act
Act of Union
What is 'Stonehenge'?
‘It appears to me, increasingly, all effective power comes from […] № 10 Downing
street.’ (Tony Benn) Who traditionally lives at № 10 Downing Street,
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince of Wales
12.What's the popular name for the British flag?
“Speakers' Corner” in the north-east corner of Hyde Park in London is by
tradition an area of speeches. Who is allowed to speak at Speakers' Corner?
the Prime Minister
members of Parliament
Everyone who wants to speak publicly
What is the capital of Northern Ireland?
November, 5 Britain celebrates Guy Fawkes Night. Who was Guy Fawkes?
knight who kidnapped the wife of King Arthur
Roman catholic who planned an assassination attempt on King James I
hangman who executed two wives of King Henry VIII
This English politician is mainly remembered for his opposition to the
government policy in the late 1960s of allowing people who were not white to
come from other countries to live and work in Britain. One of his speeches is
known as the ‘rivers of blood’ speech.
The national musical instrument of the Scots is called _______.
Who was the last king of England to have his head cut off?
When was the institution of Prime Ministers in Britain established?
Which is Britain's oldest university?
This Prime Minister used to say to the Cabinet of Ministers: “When I want your
opinion, I’ll give it to you!”
What castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1078?
Tower of London
Who is the longest-reigning monarch in British history?
Queen Elizabeth II
What is the name of the county that is called 'the garden of England'?
The Tories - one of the main parties in the British political system – is
nowadays known as _____.
Liberal Democratic party
One of the most popular very slow and long English summer games, played on a
green field by two teams of eleven players each is called _______.
The signing of Magna Carta _______ the power of the monarch in the UK.
This British right-wing politician is known to have set up the British Union of
David Lloyd George
Today the Tower of London is a museum holding the Crown Jewels. What was the
building famous for in former centuries?
was the town residence of Henry VIII
was a hospital when England fought against the Spanish Armada
was a prison where Anne Boleyn and others had been executed
30.One of the most notable figures in the “penny dreadful” literature of
Victorian England was Sweeney Todd of Fleet Street, who killed his customers and
sold their corpses to a neighbouring pie-maker. What was Todd’s trade?
How many children does Queen Elizabeth II have?
This former British colony was once used as a place to send criminals because
the prisons in Britain were overcrowded.
British politician in the Conservative party who was Prime Minister during the
reigns of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II is
The Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of
London, popularly known as the Beefeaters, are ceremonial guardians of the Tower
does the name Beefeater originate from?
the old times when the Yeomen Warders at the Tower were paid part of their
salary with chunks of beef
their habit of having three meat dishes a day
the French word which meant “strong guard”
In 2012 this town of the United Kingdom will host the Olympic Games.
you are hot, it will cool you off. If you are cold, it will warm you up. If you
drink it in the middle of the morning, it will stimulate you for further work.
If you drink it in the afternoon, it will relax you for further thought. What
drink is it?
Which queen was known as 'Bloody Mary'?
Queen of Scots
long did the Hundred Years' War last?
The famous Battle of Trafalgar which resulted in the vast defeat of the British
fleet and the death of the national hero Admiral Nelson (1805) was fought in
Philip II of Spain sent his much-feared Armada to raid England because
wanted to demonstrate the power of his invincible fleet
feared a possible plot
Elizabeth I rejected his marriage proposal
Encouraging her soldiers to fight bravely against the enemy, Elizabeth I once
told her troops, “I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have
the heart and __________ of a king.”
King George III, whose madness became an issue towards the end of his reign once
addressed his subjects in the following way: 'My Lords and ___________!'
The rule of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland so
was harsh and unpopular that even _____________ was against the law.
the English language there are many phrases which deride the Dutch. This is
largely due to the trading rivalry between the English and Dutch in the 17th
century. Therefore, a Dutch feast is ____________.
party where the host gets drunk before his guests
drunken party which finally turns into a punch-out
The English weren't too keen on the Spanish either. So to give someone the bum's
rush is to expel them from a bar or restaurant by grabbing their collar. This
practice is known as _____________.
star Madonna currently resides in Marylebone, London and her country estate in
Wiltshire. Being the author of the book “Sex” (1992), which featured her in
several sexual situations with both men and women, she has been authoring a
series of children’s books since 2003. The title of the series is _____________.
importance of being modest”
“Mother Goose Rhymes”
In British English the term “pudding”, besides referring to the Christmas
pudding or plum pudding we’ve all heard about, is also used in a more general
way for something else. What does it mean?
Proof or evidence
Fringe benefits or perks
Dessert in general
This handsome English actor has made his career playing romantic roles (starring
in 2001's "Bridget Jones's Diary" and the 2004 sequel "Bridget Jones: The Edge
of Reason") opposite many divine leading ladies. Who is he?
The name of a soft gourmet cheese produced since 1972 in the South West of
England is ____________.
Which eighteenth-century writer declared that “When a man is tired of London, he
is tired of life, for there is in London all that life can afford”?