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Ігра-вікторіна "The UK. Its history and geography."

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Ігра-вікторина “ The UK. Its history and geography.”

Part I. History

1. What is the oldest landmark of London? What is it serve as?

2. What is an old and romantic name of Great Britain?

3. Who was Britain invaded by? Give the right chronology?

4. What was the name of the civil war between the two Houses (Lancaster and York) in the XVth century?

5. What is the surname of the royal family?

a) Stuart                 c) Tudor                  e) Plantagonet          d) Windsor            b) Hanover


6. Match the people (as couples).

1)Elizabeth II____                       a) Pr. William

2)Victoria____                             b) Charles (Pr. of Wales)

3)Elizabeth I____                        c) Pr. Albert

4)Kate Middleton____               d) Pr. Harry

5)Lady Diana____                       e) Philip (Duke of Edinb.)

6)Meghan Markle____               f) George VI

Part II. Geography

  1. What does the English  Channel separate?
  2. Match.

1)The longest river____                       a) the Thames

2)The deepest river____                      b) the Spray

3)The swiftest river____                      c) the Severn


3. Match the highest mountain and the country.


1)Ben Nevis____                                   a) Wales                              

2)Snowdon____                                    b) Scotland

3)Scafell Pike____                                 c) England

4)Slieve Donard____                            d) Northern Ireland

4.What are the two main islands of the British Isles?

5.It is known that the climate of Great Britain is mild. What is it due to?

  1. Which lake in Britain  is world famous? Why?


Part III. General questions

1. What is the name of the UK’ s national flag?

2. Match the patron and the country.

1)St. George___­­_                                     a) Scotland

2)St. Andrew____                                    b) England

3)St. Patric____                                        c) Wales

4)St. David____                                        d) Ireland


3.Match the capital and the country.

1)London____                                             a) Wales

2)Cardiff____                                               b) Scotland

3)Edinburgh____                                         c) England

4)Belfast____                                               d) Northern


4.Match the national emblem and the country.

1)The red rose____                                 a) Scotland

2)The thistle____                                     b) Wales

3)The leek____                                         c) England

4)The shamrock____                               d) Ireland


5.How many counties is England divided into?


6.Match the author and the book.

1) W.Shakespeare___                 a) Ivanhoe

2) D.Defoe___                              b) The Book of Jungle

3) J.Swift___                                 c) Sherlock Holmes Stories

4) W.Scott___                              d) R.Crusoe

5) L.Carroll___                              e) Hamlet

6) Arthur Con.Doyle___              f) Gulliver’s Travels

7) R.Kipling___                             g) Alice in Wonderland



Part I.

1.The Tower of London. It served as a fortress – a palace

a zoo – a royal mint – a prison – a museum.

2. Albion.

3. The Romans, the Anglo-Saxons, the Danes, the Normans.

4. The War of White and Red Roses.

5. Windsor.

6. 1-e, 2-c, 3-f, 4-a, 5-b, 6-d.

Part II.

  1. Gr.Britain from France
  2. 1-c, 2-a, 3-b.
  3. 1-b, 2-a, 3-c, 4-d.
  4. The Isle of Man, the Isle of Wight.
  5. The Gulf Stream.
  6. Loch Ness (monster).

Part III.

1.Union Jack.

2.1-b, 2-a, 3-d, 4-c.

3.1-c, 2-a, 3-b, 4-d.

4.1-c, 2-a, 3-b, 4-d.


6.1-e, 2-d, 3-f, 4-a, 5-g, 6-c, 7-b.