The English Language
English / American
culture
England
The USA
Trivia
100

What is the English language named after?


It is named after the Anglos.

100

What is the river called that flows through London?


The Thames.

100

the American equivalent of the British "football"


soccer

100

country with the most official languages


Zimbabwe (with 16!)

200

How many new words appear in the English Language every year?


About 4,000

Editors from the Oxford English Dictionary have estimated that about 4,000 new words are added to the dictionary every year.

200

Who is considered the greatest poet and playwright of English literature?


William Shakespeare

200

What music band is Liverpool famous for?


"The Beatles"


200

Name 10 states of the United States!

200

What is the name of the snowman created by Anna and Elsa in “Frozen”? 



Olaf

300

The roots of the English language lay in which languages?


In the Germanic languages.

300

He was known as the King of Pop


Michael Jackson

300

What is the most famous traditional British dish?

(A) Fish & Chips (B) Burritos (C) Noodles (D) Rice & Beans




Fish and Chips

300

Who said this quote:

'I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed — we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.'?


Martin Luther King Jr.

300

Which country contains the largest English-speaking population in the world?


English is spoken by upwards of 350 million people in urban areas of India.

400

What is the shortest complete sentence in the English language?


I am

400

How many times has the USA landed people on the moon?

(Can be off by 1)


6 times!

400

Which 4 countries make up the United Kingdom?



England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland

400

What state is the Hollywood Walk of Fame in?


California

400

What color is a Polar Bear's skin?


Black

500

In how many countries is English the official language?


It is the official language in 67 countries and 27 non-sovereign countries such as Hong Kong.

500

In which month is the Queen's Birthday Gun Salute?

a) April

b) June

c) September

a) April


21 April: A 41-gun salute to mark the actual birthday of The Queen, fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Hyde Park, and a 62-gun royal salute fired by the Honourable Artillery Company at the Tower of London.

The official birthday of the Queen is on the second Monday in June.

500

How many rooms are there in Buckingham Palace?

a. 175

b. 475

c. 775



c. 775


500

Who did the USA receive the statue of liberty from?


The French!

500

Trivia Question: How many and what type of official languages does Canada have?


2-English and French

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