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Quiz England and Wales

  1. 1. Quiz. England. Wales Form 7 Tallinn 2008
  2. 2. Questions 1-5
  3. 3. Question 1 <ul><li>What holiday is celebrated by English people in November? (name and date) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Question 2 <ul><li>What was the capital of King Arthur's kingdom? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Question 3 <ul><li>Which city in England is well-known as Shakespeare's birthplace? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Question 4 <ul><li>Who was the monarch during Shakespeare's lifetime? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Question 5 <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Match the writer and the masterpiece </li></ul><ul><li>William Shakespeare 1) Harry Potter </li></ul><ul><li>and the Philosopher´s Stone </li></ul><ul><li>b) George Orwell 2) Jane Eyre </li></ul><ul><li>c) Charlotte Bronte 3) Julius Caesar </li></ul><ul><li>d) J.K Rowling 4) Animal Farm </li></ul>
  8. 8. Answers 1-5
  9. 9. Answer 1 <ul><li>What holiday is celebrated by English people in November? (name and date) </li></ul><ul><li>Guy Fawkes Night, November 5 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Answer 2 <ul><li>What was the capital of King Arthur's kingdom? </li></ul><ul><li>Camelot </li></ul>
  11. 11. Answer 3 <ul><li>Which city in England is well-known as Shakespeare's birthplace? </li></ul><ul><li>Stradford-upon-Avon </li></ul>
  12. 12. Answer 4 <ul><li>Who was the monarch during Shakespeare's lifetime? </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth I (1558-1603) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Answer 5 <ul><li>Match the writer and the masterpiece </li></ul><ul><li>a) William Shakespeare 1) Harry Potter and the Philosopher´s Stone </li></ul><ul><li>b) George Orwell 2) Jane Eyre </li></ul><ul><li>c) Charlotte Bronte 3) Julius Caesar </li></ul><ul><li>d) J.K Rowling 4) Animal Farm </li></ul><ul><li>A-3 </li></ul><ul><li>B-4 </li></ul><ul><li>C-2 </li></ul><ul><li>D-1 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Questions 6-10
  15. 15. Question 6 <ul><li>One of England's customs is mumming. What is it? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Question 7 <ul><li>Why is the year 1066 important in the history of England? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Question 8 <ul><li>Where in England can you find the White Horse of Uffington? </li></ul><ul><li>a) Isles of Scilly </li></ul><ul><li>b) Dover </li></ul><ul><li>c) Leeds </li></ul><ul><li>d) Oxfordshire </li></ul>
  18. 18. Question 9 <ul><li>Who built Hadrian’s Wall? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Question 10 <ul><li>What is cream tea? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Answers 6-10
  21. 21. Answer 6 <ul><li>One of England's customs is mumming. What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>In the Middle Ages, people called mummers put on masks and acted out Christmas plays. These plays are still performed in towns and villages. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Answer 7 <ul><li>Why is the year 1066 important in the history of England? </li></ul><ul><li>The Norman Conquest </li></ul><ul><li>It largely removed the native ruling class, replacing it with a foreign, French-speaking monarchy, aristocracy and clerical hierarchy. This in turn brought about a transformation of the English language and the culture of England. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Answer 8 <ul><li>Where in England can you find the White Horse of Uffington? </li></ul><ul><li>Oxfordshire </li></ul><ul><li>On a low hill ancient people carved the horse through the topsoil into the chalk beneath it. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Answer 9 <ul><li>Who built Hadrian’s Wall? </li></ul><ul><li>Romans, in 122 AD on the orders of the Emperor Hadrian, 120 km.) </li></ul>
  25. 25. Answer 10 <ul><li>What is cream tea? </li></ul><ul><li>Tea, a scone with clotted cream and jam </li></ul>
  26. 26. Questions 11-15
  27. 27. Question 11 <ul><li>Which port did the Titanic make her maiden voyage from? </li></ul><ul><li>A) London </li></ul><ul><li>B) Belfast </li></ul><ul><li>C) Southampton </li></ul><ul><li>D) Liverpool </li></ul>
  28. 28. Question 12 <ul><li>What or who is the connection between the modern English literature and ancient Celtic mythology? </li></ul>
  29. 29. Question 13 <ul><li>In which country is the Lake District? </li></ul><ul><li>a)Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>b)England </li></ul><ul><li>c) Wales </li></ul>
  30. 30. Question 14 <ul><li>What is the most well-known sight situated on Salisbury Plain? </li></ul>
  31. 31. Question 15 <ul><li>Which tree is the national tree of both, Wales and England? </li></ul>
  32. 32. Answers 11-15
  33. 33. Answer 11 <ul><li>Which port did the Titanic make her maiden voyage from? </li></ul><ul><li>A) London </li></ul><ul><li>B) Belfast </li></ul><ul><li>C) Southampton </li></ul><ul><li>D) Liverpool </li></ul><ul><li>C - Southampton </li></ul>
  34. 34. Answer 12 <ul><li>What or who is the connection between the modern English literature and ancient Celtic mythology? </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Lord of the Rings&quot;/ J.R.R.Tolkien </li></ul>
  35. 35. Answer 13 <ul><li>In which country is the Lake District? </li></ul><ul><li>a)Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>b)England </li></ul><ul><li>c) Wales </li></ul><ul><li>In England </li></ul>
  36. 36. Answer 14 <ul><li>What is the most well-known sight situated on Salisbury Plain? </li></ul><ul><li>Stonehenge </li></ul>
  37. 37. Answer 15 <ul><li>Which tree is the national tree of both, Wales and England? </li></ul><ul><li>Oak </li></ul>
  38. 38. Questions 16-20
  39. 39. Question 16 <ul><li>What does the word “Albion” mean? </li></ul>
  40. 40. Question 17 <ul><li>What is the Queen Elizabeth II full first name? </li></ul>
  41. 41. Question 18 <ul><li>What is Eisteddfod ? </li></ul>
  42. 42. Question 19 <ul><li>Where can you find the smallest house in Britain? </li></ul>
  43. 43. Question 20 <ul><li>What creature appears on the Welsh flag? </li></ul>
  44. 44. Answers 16-20
  45. 45. Answer 16 <ul><li>What does the word “Albion” mean? </li></ul><ul><li>The ancient name for Britain, The Romans connected it with albus, ‘white’, and referred it to the cliffs of Dover . </li></ul>
  46. 46. Answer 17 <ul><li>What is the Queen Elizabeth II full first name? </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth Alexandra Mary </li></ul>
  47. 47. Answer 18 <ul><li>What is Eisteddfod ? </li></ul><ul><li>It is an eight-day festival of music and poetry to celebrate Welsh language, art and culture. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Answer 19 <ul><li>Where can you find the smallest house in Britain? </li></ul><ul><li>Conwy, Wales </li></ul>
  49. 49. Answer 20 <ul><li>What creature appears on the Welsh flag? </li></ul><ul><li>Dragon </li></ul>
  50. 50. Questions 21-25
  51. 51. Question 21 <ul><li>How is Wales represented on The British Union Flag? </li></ul>
  52. 52. Question 22 <ul><li>What precious metal is still mined in Wales? </li></ul><ul><li>a)Coal </li></ul><ul><li>b)Gold </li></ul><ul><li>c)Silver </li></ul><ul><li>d)Steel </li></ul>
  53. 53. Question 23 <ul><li>How do you say &quot;Welcome&quot; in Welsh? </li></ul><ul><li>a) Hi </li></ul><ul><li>b) Cymru </li></ul><ul><li>c) Croeso </li></ul>
  54. 54. Question 24 <ul><li>If you left Wales by ship and sailed west across St. George's Channel which country would you come to? </li></ul><ul><li>  a) Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>b) France </li></ul><ul><li>c) Iceland </li></ul><ul><li>d) Scotland </li></ul>
  55. 55. Question 25 <ul><li>What is the nickname given to a Welshman? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>a) Toffee </li></ul><ul><li>b)Taffy </li></ul><ul><li>c) Welshie </li></ul><ul><li>d) Welshman </li></ul>
  56. 56. Answers 21-25
  57. 57. Answer 21 <ul><li>How is Wales represented on The British Union Flag? </li></ul><ul><li>It isn´t. Wales was considered to be a part of the Kingdom of England. </li></ul>
  58. 58. Answer 22 <ul><li>What precious metal is still mined in Wales? </li></ul><ul><li>a)Coal </li></ul><ul><li>b)Gold </li></ul><ul><li>c)Silver </li></ul><ul><li>d)Steel </li></ul><ul><li>Gold </li></ul>
  59. 59. Answer 23 <ul><li>How do you say &quot;Welcome&quot; in Welsh? </li></ul><ul><li>a) Hi </li></ul><ul><li>b) Cymru </li></ul><ul><li>c) Croeso </li></ul><ul><li>Croeso </li></ul>
  60. 60. Answer 24 <ul><li>If you left Wales by ship and sailed west across St. George's Channel which country would you come to? </li></ul><ul><li>Ireland. Ireland lies to the west of Wales, and is separated from it by the St. George's Channel in the south and the Irish Sea in the north. Many ferries make the crossing daily. </li></ul>
  61. 61. Answer 25 <ul><li>What is the nickname given to a Welshman? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>a) Toffee </li></ul><ul><li>b)Taffy </li></ul><ul><li>c) Welshie </li></ul><ul><li>d) Welshman </li></ul><ul><li>Taffy is the nickname of a Welsh person. The origin is unknown, but might be a form of Dyffyd (David) which is a very popular Welsh name. </li></ul>
  62. 62. Questions 26-30
  63. 63. Question 26 <ul><li>Caws pobi , a traditional Welsh food made of melted cheese and spices on top of a piece of toast, is more commonly referred to as …………………………………………… ………………………….? </li></ul>
  64. 64. Question 27 <ul><li>Lots of Welsh place names begin with &quot;Llan&quot;. What does it mean? </li></ul>
  65. 65. Question 28 <ul><li>When is the National Day of Wales? </li></ul>
  66. 66. Question 29 <ul><li>What kind of connection is there between Mt. Everest and Wales? </li></ul>
  67. 67. Question 30 <ul><li>What are the symbols of Wales? </li></ul>
  68. 68. Answers 26-30
  69. 69. Answer 26 <ul><li>Caws pobi , a traditional Welsh food made of melted cheese and spices on top of a piece of toast, is more commonly referred to as …………………………………………… ………………………….? </li></ul><ul><li>Welsh Rabbit & Welsh Rarebit </li></ul>
  70. 70. Answer 27 <ul><li>Lots of Welsh place names begin with &quot;Llan&quot;. What does it mean? </li></ul><ul><li>It means &quot;church&quot; </li></ul>
  71. 71. Answer 28 <ul><li>When is the National Day of Wales? </li></ul><ul><li>March 1 ; St. David’s Day (c.520-588) the patron saint of Wales) </li></ul>
  72. 72. Answer 29 <ul><li>What kind of connection is there between Mt. Everest and Wales? </li></ul><ul><li>The mountain was named for Sir George Everest, surveyor general of India, a native of Breconshire, Wales. </li></ul>
  73. 73. Answer 30 <ul><li>What are the symbols of Wales? </li></ul><ul><li>Red dragon </li></ul><ul><li>Leek </li></ul><ul><li>Daffodil </li></ul><ul><li>Harp </li></ul><ul><li>Oak </li></ul>
  74. 74. Questions 31-32
  75. 75. Question 31 <ul><li>What is the national game of Wales? </li></ul>
  76. 76. Question 32 <ul><li>What is in the picture? </li></ul>
  77. 77. A.
  78. 78. B.
  79. 79. C.
  80. 80. Answers 31-32
  81. 81. Answer 31 <ul><li>What is the national game of Wales? </li></ul><ul><li>Rugby </li></ul>
  82. 82. Answer 32 <ul><li>What is in the picture? </li></ul><ul><li>a) Stonehenge </li></ul><ul><li>b) W. Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><li>c) Oxford University </li></ul>
  83. 83. Thank you!
  84. 84. Additional questions
  85. 85. Question 1 <ul><li>Prince Charles is Prince of Wales. Where does this title come from? </li></ul>
  86. 86. Answer 1 <ul><li>In 1301 after defeating the native princes of Wales, King Edward I named his son Prince of Wales . Since then the eldest son of the king or queen of England has traditionally been given this title . </li></ul>
  87. 87. Question 2 <ul><li>Who was he? </li></ul><ul><li>- his father was Uther Pendragon. </li></ul><ul><li>- his wife was called Guinevere. </li></ul><ul><li>-he went to look for the Holy Grail. </li></ul><ul><li>- You can pay a visit to his grave when you go to the world's biggest green field festival in Glastonbury. </li></ul><ul><li>- One day he might return to save England from danger. </li></ul>
  88. 88. Answer 2 <ul><li>King Arthur </li></ul>
  89. 89. Question 3 <ul><li>What does Cymru mean? </li></ul>
  90. 90. Answer 3 <ul><li>It means Wales in the Welsh language. </li></ul>
  91. 91. Question 4 <ul><li>Who is the patron saint of England? </li></ul>
  92. 92. Answer 4 <ul><li>St. George </li></ul>
  93. 93. Question 5 <ul><li>What is laverbread? </li></ul>
  94. 94. Answer 5 <ul><li>The traditional food in Wales - seaweed, boiled for 10 hours, together with lemon juice spread on toast. It is also called the Welsh caviar. </li></ul>
  95. 95. Question 6. Match! <ul><li>1)The Bobby </li></ul><ul><li>2)The Tube </li></ul><ul><li>3)Big Pit </li></ul><ul><li>4)Pen y Fan </li></ul><ul><li>5)Fosse Way </li></ul><ul><li>A) London underground </li></ul><ul><li>B) A Roman road </li></ul><ul><li>C) A mountain in Wales </li></ul><ul><li>D)A mining museum </li></ul><ul><li>E) An English policeman </li></ul>
  96. 96. Answer 6 <ul><li>1A; 2E; 3D; 4C; 5B </li></ul>

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