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1. UK Geography

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UK Geography

1. The total area of the U.K. is _____.

A. 211,440 B. 244,110 C. 241,410 D. 242,534

2. England occupies the _____ portion of the U.K.

A. northern B. eastern C. southern

3. The most important part of the U.K. in wealth is _____.

A. Northern Ireland B. England C. Scotland

4. _____ is on the western prominence between the Bristol Channel and the Dee estuary.

A. Wales B. Scotland C. England

5. Wales was effectively united with England in the _____ century.

A. 14th B. 15th C. 16th

6. By the Act of Union of _____ Scotland and the kingdom of England and Wales were constitutionally joined as the Kingdom of Britain.

A. 1707 B. 1921 C. 1801

7. Psysiographically Britain may be divided into _____ provinces.

A. 13 B. 12 C. 14

8. Mt. Ben Nevis stands in _____.

A. the Scottish Highlands B. Wales

C. England

9. The main rivers parting in Britain runs from _____.

A. north to south B. south to north C. east to west

10. Cheviot hills lie along the border between _____ and England.

A. Scotland B. Wales C. Vale of Eden

11. The longest river in Britain is _____.

A. Severn B. Clyde C. Bann

12. London is situated on the River of _____.

A. Parret B. Thames C. Spey

13. Edinburgh is the capital of _____.

A. England B. Scotland C. Wales

14. The rivers flowing into the _____ are mainly short.

A. North Sea B. English Channel C. Dee estuary

15. Mt. Snowdon stands in _____.

A. Scotland B. Wales C. England

16. The source of the important River Thames is in the _____.

A. Cotswolds B. Oxford Clay C. Pennines

17. About _____ of the water requirements are obtained from underground sources.

A. 50% B. 38% C. 42%

18. Gaelic is mainly spoken in _____.

A. Scotland B. England C. Northern Ireland

19. The Bank of England was nationalized in _____.

A. 1964 B. 1946 C. 1694

20. Britain is basically an importer of _____.

A. food B. raw materials

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C. manufactures D. both A and B

21. British farmers produce enough food to supply _____ of the needs of the population.

A. 2/3 B. 4/5 C. 1/2

22. Britain’s main cereal crop is _____.

A. oats B. corn C. barley D. rye

23. The center of the Britain financial system is _____.

A. Bank of England B. Bank of Britain C. Bank of U.K.

24. The three Germanic tribes that invaded Britain include the following except _____.

A. the Angles B. the Saxons C. the Picts D. the Jutes

25. “Black Country” refers to _____.

A. countryside in England B. an area around Birmingham

C. a country in Africa

26. The second largest port in Britain is _____.

A. London B. Belfast C. Liverpool

27. The capital city of Northern Ireland is _____.

A. Cardiff B. Belfast C. Leith

28. Celtic tribes began to settle in Britain from about _____ B.C.

A. 410 B. 750 C. 300

29. The U.K. is rich in the following except _____.

A. coal B. iron C. gold D. tin

30. The decrease of British population is caused by the following except _____.

A. limitation of immigration B. fall of the birth rate

C. fall of death rate D. unemployment

31. The proportion of the English in the whole population is _____.

A. 60% B. 80% C. 70%

32. The Queen’s University is in the city of _____.

A. Belfast B. Edinburgh C. Manchester

33. The contribution made by the Normans to Britain is the following except _____.

A. final unification of England B. foundation of aristocracy

C. great administrative progress D. some peculiarities of dialect

34. About _____ percent of the population live in cities or towns.

A. 80 B. 85 C. 90

35. The land available for farming in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland does not exceed _____ million acres.

A. 30 B. 25 C. 40

36. The highest mountain in England is _____.

A. Mt. Mourne B. Mt. Snowdon C. Mt. Seafell

37. The second largest city in England is _____.

A. Glasgow B. Birmingham C. Manchester

38. The modern Scots and Irish are the descendants of _____.

A. Gaels B. Britons C. Anglo-Saxons

39. Scotland occupies the _____ portion of Great Britain.

A. southern B. northern C. western

40. By the Act of Union in _____, the name United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was 2 / 4

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41. _____ has its own national church and its own system of law.

A. Wales B. Northern Ireland C. Scotland

42. The _____ End includes Westminster, St. James’ Palace

A. East B. West C. North

43. _____ includes London, the centre of government for the whole nation.

A. Scotland B. Northern Ireland C. Wales D. England

1. The U.K. is situated in _____ Europe.

2. The full title of the U.K. is the United Kingdom of _____ _____ and _____ _____.

3. The U.K. consists of England, _____, _____ and Northern Ireland.

4. The largest part of U.K. is _____.

5. The capital of England and of Great Britain is _____.

6. _____ _____ is composed of six Irish counties that elected to remain in the union with Great Britain.

7. The name United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was replaced by the present name after the 26 counties of Ireland obtained autonomy in _____.

8. The highest mountain in Britain is _____ _____.

9. The “Backbone of England” refers to the _____.

10. Natural gas was discovered in Britain in the _____ _____.

11. The most important river is the River of _____.

12. The political centre of the Commonwealth is _____.

13. Belfast Lough and Lough Neagh lie in _____ _____.

14. The climate of Britain is moderated by the _____ _____ _____ and is much milder than that of many places in the same latitude.

15. Britain’s Industrial Revolution took place between _____ and _____.

16. The Bank of England was founded in _____.

17. The population of the U.K. is more than _____ million.

18. Britain is basically an exporter of _____.

19. The population of the U.K. consists of the English, the Welsh, the Scottish and the _____.

20. In Wales many people speak _____.

21. People sing the national anthem in _____.

22. The earliest invasion is that by the _____-haired Mediterranean race called the Iberians.

23. The modern _____ and _____ are the descendants of the Gaels of the Celtic tribes.

24. The Britons of the Celtic tribes were the forefathers of the modern _____.

25. Greater London is made up of 12 _____ London boroughs and _____ Outer London boroughs.

26. The International festival of music and the arts is held every year in the city of _____.

27. The British national anthem is _____ _____ _____ _____.

28. The U.K. lies to the _____ of France.

29. Westminster, the area of central government administration is situated in the _____ End.

30. River _____ flows through Glasgow.

31. Mt. Seafell stands in _____.

32. The source of the River _____ is in the Cotswolds.

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33. The capital city of Wales is _____.

34. The United Kingdom is rich in _____, iron, tin, copper, lead and silver.

Define the Following Terms

36. “Backbone of England”

37. Greater London

38. Celts

39. The “Irish Question”

I. Answer the Following Questions

1. What are the major factors influencing the British weather characterized by a moderate temperature and plenty of rainfall?

2. Why is United Kingdom said to be a trading nation?

3. What are the general characteristics of the British economy?


Part I

1-5 DCBAA 16-20 ABABD 31-35 BADAA

6-10 CAAAB 21-25 ACACB 36-40 CBABA

11-15 ABBBB 25-30 CBBCD 41-43 CBD


1. Northwestern 12. London 24. Welsh

2. Great Britain, Northern 13. Northern Ireland 25. Inner, 20 Ireland 14. Atlantic Gulf Stream 26. Edinburgh

3. Scottish, Welsh 15. 1750, 1850 27. God Save the Queen

4. England 16. 1694 28. North

5. London 17. 57 29. West

6. Northern Ireland 18. manufacture 30. Clyde

7. 1921 19. Irish 31. England

8. Ben Nevis 20. Welsh 32. Thames

9. Pennines 21. English 33. Cardiff

10. North Sea 22. dark 34. coal

11. Thames 23. Scots, Irish

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