GREAT BRITAIN GEOGRAPHY100200300400500 HISTORY100200300400500 LONDON100200300400500 LITERATURE100200300400500 PROVERBS100200300400500 EXIT
GEOGRAPHY 100 Name the lake where Nessie lives. Where is it?
BACKEXIT. Nessie lives in the lake Loch Ness in Scotland
GEOGRAPHY 200 Name three rivers in GB. What is the longest river?
BACKEXIT The longest river: Severn – 354 km See also: Thames – 346 km Trent – 297 km
GEOGRAPHY 300 Name the highest mountain in GB. How high is it?
BACKEXIT The highest mountain is Ben Nevis in Highlands in Scotland. It is 1384m high.
GEOGRAPHY 400 What are White and Man on the map of GB?
BACKEXIT White and Man are islands 1 – island Man 2 – island White
GEOGRAPHY 500 GB is not always Great Britain! You can find other variants in the Internet now. What is it?
BACKEXIT GB – is used for Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Green Bay and also for «Гигабайт», etc. * funny note: На сайте http://www.slovo.ws/topic/britain/01.html можно встретить оригинальный перевод к топику “Great Britain”.http://www.slovo.ws/topic/britain/01.html “…The full name is the UK of GB and Northern Ireland…” переведено: «…Полное название - Великобритания ГИГАБИТА и Северной Ирландии…»!!!
HISTORY 100 When did a baker burn four hundred streets?
BACKEXIT The Great Fire of London, the 2nd of September, 1666 The fire started in the very early hours on Sunday morning in the house of King’s baker, a man by the name of Thomas Farrinor. The bakery was in Pudding Lane.
BACKEXIT Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965) Britain Prime Minister Big Three at the Yalta Conference, 1945, the second World War
HISTORY 300 What historical event is connected with these symbols?
BACKEXIT The War of Red and White Roses (1455 – 1485) It was a civil war for the throne of England between Lancaster (red) and York (white rose). The final victory went to Henry Tudor. He founded the House of Tudor, which ruled England and Wales for 117 years. In 19 th century Walter Scott named these wars the “Wars of the Roses”.
HISTORY 400 Russian Tsar Ivan IV (Ivan the Terrible) wrote 11 letters to England. Who were the letters addressed to?
BACKEXIT Elizabeth 1 (1533 – 1603) Russian Tsar Ivan IV wrote letters to Queen of England Elizabeth 1 who also wrote to him. The Tsar even proposed to her once.
BACKEXIT “Battle of Trafalgar “ (by J. M. W. Turner) It was a sea battle between the British Royal Navy and the combined fleets of the French Navy and Spanish Navy to the west of Cape Trafalgar (21 October 1805). The battle was the most decisive British naval victory of the war. Admiral Lord Nelson was one of Britain's greatest war heroes.
BACKEXIT Big Ben Big Ben is a symbol of London. It’s a corner 95m high clock tower of the Houses of Parliament. But really the nickname Big Ben belongs to the largest bell in the tower and part of the Great Clock of Westminster. It is officially known as the Great Bell
LONDON 200 What is the oldest building in London?
BACKEXIT Tower of London It was built in 1078 by William the Conqueror to defend London. Later it was a royal palace and a prison. Now it is a very popular museum.
BACKEXIT Victoria Memorial This 25m high memorial situated in front of Buckingham palace was completed in 1910 as a tribute to the achievement of Victoria’s long and glorious reign.
LITERATURE 100 Name the author and the novel: “Detention!” shouted Professor McGonagall. “And twenty points from Slytherin!”
BACKEXIT J.K. Rowling Harry Potter (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone)
LITERATURE 200 Name the author and the novel: " Bandar-log“, said the voice of Kaa at last, "can you stir foot or hand without my order? Speak!" "Without your order we cannot stir foot or hand, O Kaa!" "Good! Come all one pace nearer to me."
LITERATURE 500 Name the author and the novel: “Well, really,” said the ghost, rather ashamed, “What could I do? It’s very difficult to get real blood nowadays. And because your brother started it with his Wonder Stein Cleaner, it seamed quite fair to take your paints.”