ANGLOPHONE STUDIES - MGR.

1.  The Monroe Doctrine was:

  • issued in 1848 and on its basis universal suffrage came into force in the USA
  • issued in 1946 and known as the so-called Withholding Communism Doctrine
  • issued in 1823, and it refused the efforts of European countries both to interfere with the American States and to colonise the land

2.  The racist organisation Ku-Klux-Klan originated:

  • in the 18th century during the American War of Independence
  • in the 1960s during the racist disorders in the Southern States of the USA
  • in the late 1860s after the end of the Civil War

3.  Which American president resigned as a result of the Watergate Scandal?

  • Democrat Bill Clinton
  • Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Republican Richard Nixon

4.  The US president is elected:

  • in direct election by those US citizens who have a right to vote
  • indirectly by the people through the Electoral College
  • by the members of the House of Representatives and the Senate

5.  The Articles of Confederation were:

  • the first Constitution of the USA
  • the Constitution of those states which in 1861 separated from the Union (North) and formed the Confederacy (South) and later fought against the North in the American Civil War
  • the constitution which was in force in the Southern States (of the USA) after the end of the Civil War (the so-called Reconstruction of the South)

6.  The so-called Easter Rising was:

  • an upheaval in Ireland in 1916
  • a rebellion of manual labourers in Manchester at Easter in 1926
  • an uprising against Britain in India in 1857

7.  The introduction of British social policy and the welfare state is connected with the:

  • Labour government of Clement Attlee (1945-1950)
  • Conservative government of Winston Churchill (1951-1955)
  • Labour government of Tony Blair (1997-2007)

8.  Margaret Thatcher’s policy did not include:

  • privatisation
  • restrictions on trade union power
  • broadening of social policy and the welfare state

9.  One of the systems below is enforced at the elections of the House of Commons in Great Britain:

  • First-past-post system
  • Proportional system
  • Plurality system

10.  The Two Treatises was written by:

  • J. Locke
  • T. Hobbes
  • J. S. Mill

11.  Which of the economists listed below is the founder of English classic political economy?

  • A. Smith
  • J. S. Mill
  • J. Dewey

12.  The author of the US Constitution is NOT:

  • J. Madison
  • J. Jay
  • A. Lincoln

13.  The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of:

  • Great Britain and its former colonies and dominions
  • Great Britain and its former colonies and dominions in Asia and Africa
  • Great Britain and its former colonies and dominions in Africa

14.  As for the language specification, which group belongs to the Anglophone world?

  • Australia, Pakistan, Thailand, Sierra Leone
  • The Republic of South Africa, Haiti, Sierra Leone
  • Jamaica, New Zealand, Botswana

15.  ‘Blank verse’ (poetry having a regular metre, but no rhyme) was NOT used by:

  • William Shakespeare
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • Ted Hughes

16.  Which of the following novels was written by Charles Dickens?

  • Great Expectations
  • The Forsythe Saga
  • Tess D’Urbervilles

17.  Which of the following writers was NOT a science fiction author?

  • Aldous Huxley
  • H. G. Wells
  • James Joyce

18.  Death of a Salesman was written by:

  • Alan Sillitoe
  • Arthur Miller
  • John Steinbeck

19.  Henry Moore (1898-1986) was a famous British:

  • composer
  • film director
  • sculptor and painter

20.  All the following were representatives of the Southern Literature except:

  • Carson McCullers
  • Margaret Atwood
  • William Faulkner