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ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTIRES

COMPETITION
Total time: 30 minutes
PART 1: THE RITISH ISLES !UI"
#$0 %oints&
Write whether these sentences are true (T) or false (F).
1. London, Birmingham and Manchester are the biggest cities in the UK. _________
2. Ben Nevis is not the highest mountain in Great Britain. ________
3. The e!ub"ic o# $re"and is a !ar"iamentar% re!ub"ic. _________
&. '"e(ander )"eming *as a #amous +ng"ishman *ho discovered !enici""in. __________
,. -ardi## is the ca!ita" o# .a"es. _________
/. The BB- 0British Broadcasting -or!oration1 began its broadcasts in the 12&34s. ____
5. .inston -hurchi"" got a Nobe" 6ri7e. _________
8. 9t. 'ndre* is the !atron saint o# +ng"and. __________
2. $n the UK there is more coa", oi" and natura" gas than in an% other countr% in the
+uro!ean Union. ________
13. Gae"ic is the -e"tic "anguage s!o:en in the north o# +ng"and. ________
11. The e!ub"ic o# $re"and is a"so :no*n as U"ster. ________
12. +d*ard ;$$$ *as the on"% British :ing *ho abdicated in 123/. _________
13. The Beat"es started their career in Liver!oo". _________
1&. <scar .i"de *as a #amous +ng"ish *riter. __________
1,. -ambridge is the o"dest universit% in Great Britain. ___________
1/. There are 3 air!orts in the London area. __________
15. The !o!u"ation o# London is around 3 mi""ion !eo!"e. _________
18. Northern $re"and is a !art o# the e!ub"ic o# $re"and. __________
12. 9her"oc: =o"mes "ived at Ba:er 9treet in London._________
23. The -hanne" Tunne" bet*een Britain and )rance *as o!ened in 1221. _________
1
PART $: THE USA !UI"
#$0 %oints&
Circle the correct answer a, b, c or d. Only one answer is correct.
1' .hich o# these is not a borough o# Ne* >or:?
a1 @ueens
b1 Manhattan
c1 Broad*a%
d1 Broo:"%n
$' The "argest state in the U9' isA
a1 Te(as b1 -a"i#ornia c1 .ashington d1 '"as:a
3'The nationa" emb"em o# the U9' isA
a1 the 9tatue o# Libert%
b1 the ba"d eag"e
c1 the mountain b"uebird
d1 the bu##a"o
(' The highest court in the U9 isA
a1 the 9u!reme -ourt
b1 the -ourt o# '!!ea"s
c1 the )edera" -ourt
d1 the Bistrict -ourt

)' The seat o# both houses o# the U.9. -ongress isA
a1 the .hite =ouse
b1 the 6entagon
c1 the Nationa" Ma""
d1 the -a!ito"
*' The Gulf War in 1221 *as #ought againstA
a1 Ku*ait b1 $raC c1 9audi 'rabia d1 $ran

+' .hich o# these is not an 'merican car brand?
a1 Daguar
b1 )ord
c1 =ummer
d1 -hr%s"er
,' 6resident George Bush 0Eunior1 is the "eader o#A
a1 the -onservative 6art% b1 the Bemocratic 6art%
c1 the Libera" 6art% d1 the e!ub"ican 6art%
-' The #"ag o# the United 9tates hasA
a1 12 stri!es and &2 stars
b1 13 stri!es and ,3 stars
c1 12 stri!es and ,1 stars
d1 13 stri!es and ,1 stars
10' The nationa" anthem 0h%mn1 o# the U9' isA
a1 the 9tars and 9tri!es
b1 the 9tarF9!ang"ed Banner
c1 .e 9ha"" 9urvive
d1 God 9ave 'merica
11'The U9' *as origina""% #ormed b% ______ British
co"onies *hich announced their se!aration #rom
Britain.
a1 8 b1 2 c1 13 d1 1,

1$'The Bec"aration o# $nde!endence *as ado!ted
a1 on Dune &th, 155/ b1 on Du"% &th, 155/
c1 on Dune &th, 1583 d1 on Du"% &th, 1583

13' Dohn ). Kenned% *as _______ *hen he became
the !resident o# the U9'.
a1 3,
b1 &&
c1 ,,
d1 /&
2
1(' The U9' is a #edera" re!ub"ic o#
a1 ,3 states and '"as:a
b1 ,3 states and =a*aii
c1 ,3 states
d1 &2 states
1)' Thanksgiving Day is ce"ebrated to
commemorate
a1 the discover% o# 'merica b% -o"umbus
b1 the victor% o# the #irst co"onists over the $ndians
in 1/32
c1 the #irst harvest o# 6"%mouth co"on% in 1/21
d1 the marriage o# -a!tain Dohn 9mith and
6ocahontas
1*' The -ongress o# the U9' consists o#
a1 133 9enators and &3, e!resentatives
b1 133 9enators and &3, -ommons
c1 133 9enators and &3, +"ectors
d1 133 9enators and ,3 Governors
1+. The -ivi" .ar 018/1F18/,1 began because o#
a1 the #act that the northern states did not *ant to
abo"ish s"aver%
b1 the #act that the southern states *anted to be a
!art o# Britain
c1 great socia" and economic di##erences bet*een
the north and the south
d1 re"igious di##erences bet*een the north and the
south
1,' .hich o# the #o""o*ing is the highest !ea: in
the U9'?
a1 the oc:% Mountain
b1 the Grand -an%on
c1 Mount McKin"e%
d1 Mount ushmore
1-' The "ongestFserving U9 6resident 0the on"%
!resident to be e"ected three times1 *asA
a1 G. .ashington b1 '. Linco"n
c1 ).B. ooseve"t d1 D.).Kenned%

$0' 6residentia" e"ections in the U9 are he"d ever%
a1 3 %ears b1 & %ears c1 , %ears d1 / %ears
PART 3: AUSTRALIA. CANA/A AN/ NE0 "EALAN/ !UI"
#$0 %oints&
Complete these sentences using words and phrases in the bo below. There ! etra
words which you do not need to use.
New Zealand, Ottawa, Ayers Rock, Canberra, 1840, The reat !arr"er Ree#,
$ell"n%ton, &ydney, the 'ord o# the R"n%s, Abor"%"nes, ()een *l"+abeth ,,, the
-aor", -o)nt .osc")s+ko, Toronto, 1/80, !r"ta"n and France, the 1a2le lea#,
the 3ort)%)ese, the !r"t"sh, cr"1"nals, 45own 6nder7, ()ebec, 1/88,
1. 'ustra"ia *as #irst discovered b% _______________________.
2. The "argest minorit% in Ne* Gea"and are __________________________.
3. ' !o!u"ar name #or 'ustra"ia is _______________________ .
&. -anadian +ng"ish started "i#e *hen the British "o%a"ists moved north into -anada in
___________________ near the end o# the 'merican .ar o# $nde!endence.
,. "luru is a"so :no*n as ________________ and it is the second "argest mono"ith in
'ustra"ia.
/. The ca!ita" o# the -ommon*ea"th o# 'ustra"ia is ____________________.
5. _______________________ is the *or"d4s "argest and it "ies a short distance o## the
northFeast coast o# 'ustra"ia.
8. The nationa" s%mbo" o# -anada is _______________________.
2. Ne* Gea"and is a !o!u"ar "ocation #or the !roduction o# te"evision !rogrammes and
#i"ms, inc"uding ____________________________ .
13. The continent o# 'ustra"ia has been inhibited #or over &3,333 %ears b% __________ .
11. __________________________ sti"" o##icia""% ru"es 'ustra"ia and she is re!resented
b% the GovernorFGenera".
12. Ne* Gea"and +ng"ish started in __________________, *ith the treat% bet*een the
British and the natives.
13. -anada *as #ormer"% o*ned b% ____________________________.
3
1&. ________________ is a countr% o# t*o "arge is"ands and man% other sma""er is"ands
in the southF*estern 6aci#ic <cean.
1,. $n the 18
th
and 12
th
centur% 'ustra"ia *as used b% the British as a !"ace to send
__________________ because the !risons in Britain *ere cro*ded.
1/. The ca!ita" o# -anada is ________________ .
15. ____________________ is a !art o# -anada *here !eo!"e s!ea: +ng"ish and )rench.
18. The ca!ita" o# Ne* Gea"and is __________________________ not 'uc:"and.
12. The highest mountain in 'ustra"ia is ca""ed ______________________________ .
23. 'ustra"ian +ng"ish began in ________________ *hen the #irst !risoners *ere sent
a*a% to 'ustra"ia as !unishment.
ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES !UI"
ANS0ER SHEET
name 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111
2lass 11111111
TOTAL: 11111111111 3 100
4
PART 1: PART 1: THE RITISH ISLES !UI" 111111111 3 $0
1. _____________
2. _____________
3. _____________
&. _____________
,. _____________
/. _____________
5. _____________
8. _____________
2. _____________
13. _____________
11. _____________
12. _____________
13. _____________
1&. _____________
1,. _____________
1/. _____________
15. _____________
18. _____________
12. _____________
23. _____________
PART $: THE USA !UI" 1111111111 3 $0
1. _____________
2. _____________
3. _____________
&. _____________
,. _____________
/. _____________
5. _____________
8. _____________
2. _____________
13. _____________
11. _____________
12. _____________
13. _____________
1&. _____________
1,. _____________
1/. _____________
15. _____________
18. _____________
12. _____________
23. _____________
PART 3: AUSTRALIA. CANA/A AN/ NE0 "ELAN/ !UI" 11111111 3 $0
1. _____________
2. _____________
3. _____________
&. _____________
,. _____________
/. _____________
5. _____________
8. _____________
2. _____________
13. _____________
11. _____________
12. _____________
13. _____________
1&. _____________
1,. _____________
1/. _____________
15. _____________
18. _____________
12. _____________
23. _____________
ANS0ER KE4
PART 1: THE RITISH ISLES !UI"
1. ) 0London, Birmingham and Leeds1
2. ) 0%es, it is1
3. T
&. ) 0he *as a 9cot1
,. T
/. ) 0in 12221
5. T
8. ) 09t. George1
2. T
13. ) 0in the north o# 9cot"and1
11. ) 0U"ster H Northern $re"and1
12. T
13. ) 0on ,
th
November1
1&. ) 0he *as $rish1
1,. ) 0<(#ord in 12&2, -ambridge in 128&1
1/. ) , 0=eathro*, Luton, Gat*ic:,
9tan#ie"d, -it% 'ir!ort1
15. ) 0around 5.2 mi""ion1
5
18. ) 0it4s a !art o# the UK1
12. T
23. ) 0in 122&1
21. T
22. T
23. T
2&. T
2,. ) 0in 9cot"and1
2/. ) 0$re"and I euro, the UK I !ound
ster"ing1
25. T
28. T
22. ) 0+ng"and and .a"es I the 'ng"ican
-hurch, 9cot"and I the 6resb%terian
-hurch1
33. T
31. T
32. ) 0G"asgo* is the biggest, +dinburgh is
the ca!ita"1
33. ) 0not !o"itica" but #inancia"1
3&. T
3,. T
3/. ) 0shamroc:1
35. T
38. T
32. ) 0the% are a!!ointed1
&3. ) 0,
th
November1
PART $: THE USA !UI"
1. - 11. - 21. B 31. B
2. B 12. B 22. - 32. '
3. B 13. B 23. B 33. '
&. ' 1&. - 2&. ' 3&. B
,. B 1,. - 2,. B 3,. -
/. B 1/. ' 2/. B 3/. -
5. ' 15. - 25. ' 35. B
8. B 18. - 28. B 38. '
2. B 12. - 22. B 32. B
13. B 23. B 33. ' &3. B
PART 3: AUSTRALIA. CANA/A AN/ NE0 "ELAN/ !UI"
1. the 6ortuguese
2. the Maori
3. JBo*n Under4
&. 1582
,. '%res oc:
/. -anberra
5. The Great Barrier ee#
8. the ma!"e "ea#
2. the Lord o# the ings
13. the 'borigines
11. @ueen +"i7abeth $$
12. 18&3
13. Britain and )rance
1&. Ne* Gea"and
1,. crimina"s
1/. <tta*a
15. @uebec
18. .e""ington
12. Mount Koscius7:o
23. 1588
6
*unnecessary words: Sydney, Toronto, the British

a1 3. 155/ c1 on Dune &th.hich o# these is not a borough o# Ne* >or:? a1 @ueens b1 Manhattan c1 Broad*a% d1 Broo:"%n $' The "argest state in the U9' isA a1 Te(as b1 -a"i#ornia c1 . 1' . Only one answer is correct. b. 1583 d1 on Du"% &th. 155/ b1 on Du"% &th. 1583 13' Dohn ). 1$'The Bec"aration o# $nde!endence *as ado!ted a1 on Dune &th.3 stars c1 12 stri!es and . b1 && c1 .1 stars 10' The nationa" anthem 0h%mn1 o# the U9' isA a1 the 9tars and 9tri!es b1 the 9tarF9!ang"ed Banner c1 .' 6resident George Bush 0Eunior1 is the "eader o#A a1 the -onservative 6art% b1 the Bemocratic 6art% c1 the Libera" 6art% d1 the e!ub"ican 6art% -' The #"ag o# the United 9tates hasA a1 12 stri!es and &2 stars b1 13 stri!es and .. c or d.hich o# these is not an 'merican car brand? a1 Daguar b1 )ord c1 =ummer d1 -hr%s"er .hite =ouse b1 the 6entagon c1 the Nationa" Ma"" d1 the -a!ito" *' The Gulf War in 1221 *as #ought againstA a1 Ku*ait b1 $raC c1 9audi 'rabia d1 $ran +' . -ongress isA a1 the .e 9ha"" 9urvive d1 God 9ave 'merica 11'The U9' *as origina""% #ormed b% ______ British co"onies *hich announced their se!aration #rom Britain.9.PART $: THE USA !UI" #$0 %oints& Circle the correct answer a. Kenned% *as _______ *hen he became the !resident o# the U9'.1 stars d1 13 stri!es and .ashington d1 '"as:a 3'The nationa" emb"em o# the U9' isA a1 the 9tatue o# Libert% b1 the ba"d eag"e c1 the mountain b"uebird d1 the bu##a"o (' The highest court in the U9 isA a1 the 9u!reme -ourt b1 the -ourt o# '!!ea"s c1 the )edera" -ourt d1 the Bistrict -ourt )' The seat o# both houses o# the U. d1 /& 2 . a1 8 b1 2 c1 13 d1 1.

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