English-speaking countries (part 1)
English-speaking countries (part 2)
The USA
English-speaking countries (part 3)
English-speaking countries (part 4)
100

Roughly how many sovereign countries and non-sovereign entities have English as an official language? More than:

1, 20 

b, 50 

c, 80

d, 95

c, 80 

100

What is the other name of the country called Eire?

Ireland

100

When is Independence Day in the USA?

July 4th

100

What does the acronym UN stand for?


United Nations

Their role is to develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples.*

(* peoples = národy)

100

Who was the Iron Lady?

Margaret Thatcher

(she served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990).

200

What does the NASA acronym stand for? 

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 

200

In what country are the people nicknamed "kiwis"?

New Zealand

200

Who is the current Vice-President of the USA?

Kamala Harris


200

What does the acronym WHO stand for?

World Health Organization

200

What is the name of the Canadian Prime Minister?

Justin Trudeau

(since 2015)

300

Give five examples of wildlife found in Great Britain.

badger, hedgehog, fox, mouse, rabbit, robin, pony, pine marten, squirrel, seal

300

Give ten examples of Australian wildlife.

emu, jellyfish, dingo, kangaroo, koala, platypus, opossum, Tasmanian devil, quokka, wombat, Sydney funnel-web spider

300

Give five examples of American wildlife.

alligator, bald eagle, bizon, buffalo, raccoon, skunk, mountain lion

300

Give five examples of Canadian wildlife.

moose, caribou, chipmunk, brown bear, polar bear, polar fox, salmon

300

Give three examples of wildlife in New Zealand.

bat, dolphin, gecko, kiwi

400

Who was the most prolific American inventor?
He held over 1,000 patents; invented a motion picture camera, a phonograph, perfected an electric light bulb and made it durable.

Thomas Alva Edison

400

What is the capital of India?

New Delhi

400

The large gorge (valley) located in the state of Arizona (about 320 kilometres long), created by Colorado River is called.... 

The Grand Canyon

 

400

It is the Queen's official London residence.


Buckingham Palace. 

400

When did women get the right to vote in the UK?

a) 1902; 

b) 1910; 

c) 1918; 

d) 1922

c) 1918

(but only for women above 30 years of age who owned a house or were married to men who owned a house)

500

In which country is the state of New South Wales situated?

Australia

500

Who is the head of state in the Commonwealth countries?

Queen Elizabeth II

500

What was "The prohibition" in the USA that lasted from 1920 to 1933?

Alcohol was forbidden.
(Production, importation and sale)

500

A type of traditional tents invented by the Sioux, covered by buffalo skin is called a....

tepee

500

When was the United States Declaration of Independence adopted? 

On July 4, 1776

600

In which country are the two main political parties represented by a donkey and an elephant?

USA

(elephant = Republicans / donkey = Democrats)

600

What is the largest city in Jamaica?

Kingston

600

Who is the odd one out?
a, George Washington
b, Franklin Delano Roosevelt
c, Abraham Lincoln
d, Thomas Jefferson?

b, Frankin Delano Roosevelt

(they all feature on the famous monument Mount Rushmore except for him - he was the President of the US, but it is his distant cousin President Theodore Roosevelt who is carved on Mount Rushmore)

600

An area in the Santa Clara Valley (California) - home to high-tech sector. 

Silicon Valley

600

A former prison, today it is the home of Crown Jewels of the UK (located in London). 

The Tower of London

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