GLOBAL ENGLISH English Quiz 2010 Karuna Olga Yurievna.
Question 1 How many words did William Shakespeare use?a) 300b) 3,000c) 30,000
Question 2How many native words are there in the English Language?a) 70%b) 50%c) 30 %
Question 3Which English word has the most definitions?a) setb) getc) have Set Get Have
Question 4What language did William The Conqueror use?a) Frenchb) Englishc) German
Question 5Which is the most common letter in English?a) ‘e’b) ‘a’c) ‘i’
Question 6Which is the least common letter in English?a) ‘x’b) ‘q’c) ‘z’
Question 7What is the capital of Canada?a) Montrealb) Ottawa c) Adelaide
Question 8The British ask for the bill in a restaurant at the end of the meal. What do Americans ask for?a) the check b) the receipt c) the script
Question 9In British English, it’s called ‘a mobile’, what is it called in the US?a) a handyb) a cell phonec) a portable phone
Question 10Which word is used more in American English than in British English?a) momb) mumc) mummy
Question 11What is the capital of Australia?a) Sydneyb) Canberrac) Melbourne
Question 12What is the capital city of New Zealand?a) Sydneyb) Oakland c) Wellington
Question 13In Cockney ,’I don’t Adam and Eve you’ means a) I don’t love you b) I don’t understand you c) I don’t believe you
Question 14Which of these ‘drink’ words was borrowed from Arabic?a) wineb) juicec) alcohol
Question 15What language is the word’ sauna’ from?a) Swedishb) Dutchc) Finnish
Question 16Which famous fast food came from Germany ?a) pizzab) hamburgerc) sandwich
Question 17What language is the word ‘robot’ from?a) Czechb) Polishc) Hungarian
Question 18What country are ‘hara-kiri’, ‘kimono’, and’ karate’ from?a) Chinab) Japanc) Spain
Question 19Which of the following English words are not French borrowings? (заимствования)a) table, wardrobe, chairb) army, battle, peacec) father, king, pig
Question 20What country are the words ’opera’, ’soprano’ ,concerto’, and’ piano’ from?a) Italy b) Spainc) Portugal
Question 21How many new words are added to the English vocabulary each year?a) about 50b) about 300c) about 500
Question 22Where do the majority of computer terms come from?a) the UKb) the USAc) Australia Web PC video e-mail on-screen chat
Question 23Which word is most frequently used in conversation?a) ‘yes’b) ’no’c) ‘I’ ‘yes’’no’‘I’
Question 24Which words are most frequently used in written English?a) boy, girl, loveb) money, business, bankc) a, the, and
Question 25What do the British say before the meal?a) Bon appetite!b) Bless you!c) Nothing
Question 26What is the correct question tag in this polite request?’ Open the window, __you ?a) willb) doc) please
Question 27If someone says ‘Cheerio’ ,what do they mean?a) Goodbyeb) Helloc) Thank you
Question 28What should you say if someone sneezes(чихает)?a) How is it going?b) Bless you!c) Can I help you?
Question 29What would you say if you wanted to sit down in a busy place?a) Excuse me, is this seat busy?b) Let me take this seat, please.c) Excuse me, is this seat taken?
Question 30What is a polite response to ‘Thank you very much’ ?a) Of course!b) The same to you!c) You’re welcome!
Question 31What do you say in a shop if you only want to look and not buy?a) I’m just browsing.b) I’m just viewing.c) I’m just shoplifting.
Question 32To tell someone who you are on the phone, which of the following the most natural?a) It’s Tomb) I’m Tomc) Tom speaking
Question 33The sentence’ Madam, I’m Adam” is spelled the same from left to right and from right to left. It is…a) an anagramb) a palindromec) a puzzle