Вопросы по английскому языку для подготовки к ЕНТ


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1) What’s the name of the most famous clock in Britain?

a) Big Albert     b) Big Stephen     c) Big Wren   d) Big Ben

2) What’s tartan?

a) a dish     b)a pattern of the kilt     c) a bird     d) a dance

(tartan- шотландка,  kilt- a skirt with many folds that is worn by men)

3) Where is Glasgow situated?

a) in Scotland     b) in Wales     c) in England     d) in Northern Ireland

4) What’s the name of the London underground?

a) Metro     b) Tube     c) Subway     d) Underground

5) What’s the nickname of the liberal party?

a) the Tories     b) the Whips     c) the Libs     d) the Whigs

6) What is the symbol of the Speaker’s authority?

a) the mace     b)the woolsack     c) the ribbon     d) the bell

(mace-булава, жезл)

7) Who presides over the House of Lords?

a) Prime Minister     b) Lord Chancellor     c)Lord Protector     d) the Speaker

(to preside- председательствовать)

8) What’s the name of the British flag?

a) Star-Spangled Banner     b) Stripes and Stars     c) Union Jack     d) John Bull

9) What London street is famous for shops?


a) Oxford Street     b)Fleet Street     c) Lombard Street     d) Charing  Cross Road

10) What was J. Constable?

a) a musician     b) a politician     c) a poet     d) a painter

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

56) The Quakers are …

a) a religious movement    b) a pop group     c) the title of a book     d) the title of a film

57) What great historical event happened in 1066?

a)  the Roman invasion    b) a bourgeois revolution    c) the battle of Hastings

d) the Danish invasion

58) The printing press was invented by …

a) Oliver Cromwell     b) William Caxton   c) William the Conqueror

d) Alexander Bell

59) Secondary education in Britain is …

a) compulsive   b) compulsory     c) optional     d) voluntary

60) The  size of the house in Britain is determined by the number of …

a) sittings rooms     b) kitchens     c) bedrooms       d) floors

61) The capital of Australia is …

a) Melbourne     b) Sidney           c) Canberra                 d) Ottawa

62) Cockney is…

a) a bird                 b) a dish           c) an accent                 d) a town

63) Aberdeen is in…

a) England      b) Scotland            c) Wales      d) Ireland

64) The safest topic for conversation in England is…

a) politics     b) music   c) weather d) love

65) John Steinbeck is a famous … writer

a) English b) American                 c) Canadian                 d) Australian

66) The US consists of … states

a) 38       b)49         c) 50      d) 51

67) High school is …

a) a college  b) a university     c) a very good school       d) upper grades of

secondary school

68) The English colonization of the American continent began in the …

a) 15th century     b)16th  century    c) 17th  century    d) 18th  century

69) Bill Clinton is the …  President of the US

a) 40th   b) 41st        c) 42nd     d) 43d

70) “ Alice in Wonderland” was written by …

a) Jane Austen      b) Muriel Spark     c) Lewis Carroll    d) Iris Murdock

71) England consists of  …

a) districts       b) counties             c) states   d) regions

72) Smog is …

a) a man’s suit    b) a heavy rain     c) a thick fog   d) a man’s hat

73) Porridge is made of …

a) wheat    b) barley      c) rye       d) oats

( barley- ячмень, rye- рожь, oats-овёс)

74) A limerick is …

a) a dish       b) a rhyme      c) a bird                      d) a game

75) Boston is in…

a) Florida    b) Mexico   c) Texas     d) Massachusetts

76) Gulf Stream originates in …

a) the Gulf of Mexico    b) the Persian  Gulf    c) the Gibraltar      d) the Panama Canal

77) The Tower of  London now is …

a) a prison    b) a royal  residence  c)  a museum  d) a burial place

78) Englishmen eat dinner at…

a) 11 a.m.  b) 2 p.m.  c) 6 p.m.     d) 9 p.m.

79) A brunch is…

a) breakfast  b) late breakfast    c) dinner   d) a tea party


80) What river does London stand on?

a) the Thames      b) the Severn                c) the Avon   d) the Clyde

81) Under what king did the knights of the round table gather together?

a) Henry IV    b) Edward  II      c) Arthur      d) William the Conqueror

82) What is Britain separated from the Continent by?

a) the English Channel     b) the Persian  Gulf     c) the Suez Canal     d) the Gulf of Mexico

83) Robert Burns  is a … poet .

a) American     b) English   c) Scottish     d) Welsh

84) R. Kipling wrote …

a) “ Canterbury Tales”     b) “Alice in Wonderland”     c) “ Treasure Island”

d) “Maugly”

85) The language spoken in Scotland is …

a) Scot       b) Scottish      c) Scotch      d) Scotland’s

86) The oldest university in Britain is…

a) London      b) Cambridge         c) Oxford         d) Edinburgh

87) The financial centre of London is …

a) the West End     b) the East End      c) Westminster        d) the City

88) Which party is in power in Great Britain now?

a) the Labour   b) the Conservative    c) the Liberal   d) the Social –Democratic

89) The telephone number to call for emergency services in Britain is…

a) 03        b) 09        c) 911      d) 999

90) A double-decker is…

a) a train       b) a small plain     c) a hotel  room for two people       d) a bus

91) The common name for a toy bear in England is…

a) Michael-bear      b) Tom- bear    c) Teddy-bear    d) Jack-bear

92) The  “Dynasty” is an American…

a) opera      b) soap opera     c) musical     d) documentary

93) The Crown  Jewels are in …

a) the Tower of London     b) Buckingham Palace   c) Westminster Palace

d) the  British Museum

94) St. Patrick is the patron of …

a) Wales     b) England     c) Ireland     d) Scotland

95) St. Valentine’s Day is observed in …

a) February                     b) May c) November   d) December

96) In England “ public school ” means …

a) state- financed school             b) private school          c) comprehensive school

d) religious school

97) When it is 12 o’clock in Moscow in London it is…

a) 6 o’clock                     b) 7 o’clock                 c) 8 o’clock    d) 9 o’clock

98) In Britain people’s weight is measured in …

a) tons                   b) kilos    c) stones and pounds     d) pints

99) Santa Barbara is in…

a)California     b) Florida    c) Arizona                    d) Texas


100) The first colonists in America started the tradition of…

a) Independence  Day     b) Halloween      c) Thanksgiving Day

d) Memorial Day   e) St. Patric’s  Day

101) What does Britain consists of…

England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland

101) Name two major British political parties…

Labour,  Conservative

102) What does the abbreviation “ MP ” stand for ?

Member of Parliament

103) What do the Scots celebrate on ‘hogmanay’?

New Year’s Eve

104) What is ‘bed and breakfast’?

a type of accommodation with breakfast in the morning, found in a house or    small hotel

105) When do people do A levels?

Normally before they leave schools, at 17/18, but adults can also take them

at evening classes

106) Prince Charles is Queen Elizabeth’s II…

a) son      b) husband      c) father     d) brother        e) uncle

107) Why did people from England come to America?

they had listened about the New  World

they took part in the War of Independence

they wanted to make a better life for themselves

they did not like America

they wanted to speak English

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