1Choose the best answer for each of the question below
1The Commonwealth Wealth of Nations is a free association of independent countries and other
Athat have lived under British law and government
Bthat have a large number of British immigrants
Cthat have close felations with Britain
Dthat have fought on the side of Britain in the two world wars
2The Celtsreligion was_____________
ABuddhism BIslam CDruidism DChristianity
3The Danelaw refers to the________of England
Asouth and west Bsouth and east Cnorth and east Dnorth and west
4Christianity was brought to Britain__________
Adirectly by the Roman priests Bdirectly by traders and soldiers
Cdirectly by the Pope Dindirectly by trader and soldiers
5__________became the overlord of all the English.
AOffa BEdgbert CVortigen DHengist
6__________became the first Archbishop of Canterbury
AColumba BEgbert CStAugustine DOffa
7Most of the lana belonging to the Saxons was confiscated by William and given to________ the Danes Bthe Irish Cthe Scots Dthe Norman Barons
8The Norwegian Vikings and the Danes captured Yorkan important center of Christianity in
__________________A835 B867 D876 D878
9Magna Cater was proposed by the barons led by___________against King John in 1215A Simon de Montfort BLangton CWat Tyler DJack Straw
10The first Prince of Wales was__________who was bestowed the title in 1300
AEdward I BCharles I CEdward II DJames II
11___________and his followers translated the entire Bible into English
AMartin Luther BJohn Calvin CJohn Ball Djohn Wycliffe
12The Doomsday Book was completed in__________
A1083 B1084 C1085 D1086
13_________the first king of the Plantagenet Dynasty and ruled English for 35 years
AHenru I BKing Stephen CHenry II DCount of Anjou
14_________established the King as the most important leader of the Church of England and thus
displaced the sovereign of the Pope
AThe Provisions of oxford BThe Act of succession
CThe Act of Supremacy DThe Act of Supremacy
15The English Renaissance was usually thought of as beginning with thC accession of
_____________to the throne
AThe House of Lancaster BThe House of Plantagenet
CThE Housr of Tudor DThe House of Stuart
16King John was forced to put his seal to Magna Carter__________
Aon July 9，1215 BJune 19.1215 CJune 14，1381 DJuly 15，1318
17The spirit of Magna Carter was__________.
AA limitation of the powers of the king Bthe foundation of English liberties
Ca limitation of the powers of the barons Dan expansion of the powers of tie king
18Kiny Henry III was defeated by the barons led by Simon de Montfort at the battle of Lewes in
AMay， 1263 BMay， 1264 CJune 1265 DMay， 1265
19___________declsred a war on France that was to last a hundred years
AHenry III BEdward III CHenry DHenry VII
20The name Wars of the Roses wasin fact coined by the great 19th century novelist
ASir Walter Raleigh BJakob Burckhardt CSir Walter Scott DGuy Fawks
21When Edward the Confessor died__________was chosen by the Witan as king of England
Athe King of Norway BHarold GodwinsonEarl of Wessex
CEdgerEdwards nephew DTostigthe deposed earl of Northumbria
22WilliamDuke of Normandy， fought King Harold of England at the Battle of Hastings in
A1065 B1066 C1067 D1068
23William won the Battle of HastingsLater， on______he was crowned king of England by
AEaster DayArchbishop of Canterbury BStAndrews DayArchbishop of York
CChristmas DayArchbishop of York DBoxing DayArchbishop of Canterbury
24At the bottom of the feudal scale were the_________who were little better than slavesA
lesser nobles Bfreemen cvilleins Dbarons
25Williams Grand Council Was held three times a year in the following places except___________.
AWinchester BWestminster CManchester DGloucester
26Henry II divided the country into_________circuits and appointed traveling judges to each of them
Afive Bsix Cseven Deight
27Simon de Monfort summoned in_________the Great Council to meet at Westminstertogether with two knights from each county and two burgesses from each town
A1162 B1164 C1248 D1265
28During the reign of_________Wales was brought under English rule
AHenty III BEdward I CEdward II DEdward IV
29_________brought the first conflict between King Henry II and Thomas Becket
AThe issue of the Constitutions of Clarendon BThe issue of the exile
CThe trial of a clergyman of Bedford DThe appointment of the Lord Chancellor
30_________was recognized to the French throne in 1420
AHenry III BEdward III CHenry V DHenry VII
31By 1453______was the only part of France that was still in the hands of the English A
Poitiers BSluys CCalais DArgencourt
32In 1351 the English government issue a________which made it a crime for peasants to ask for wages or for employers to pay more than the rates laid down by the Justices of PeaceA
Statute of Laws BStatute of Government
CStatute of Laborers DStatute of Lands
33The name of the Wars of the Roses was， in factcoined by the great 19th century novelist _________ ACharles Dickens BGeorge Elliot
CSir Walter Scott DCharlotte Bronte
34Henry VIII declared himself supreme Head of the Church of England in_______
35The Renaissance began in northern Italy in the_______century， and was typified by the universal genius of Lenardo Da Vinci
A11th B12th C13th D14th
36The English Renaissance is said to have begun in_______.
A1422 B1478 C1485 D1495
37The Great Civil War， as it became knownlasted from______until 1646
A1639 B1640 C1641 D1642
38After the RestoratIonParliament passed a series of severe laws called______against the Puritansnow known as Nonconformists
AAgreement of the People Bthe Petition of the Right
Cthe Clarendon Code Dthe Act of Supremacy
39. Land enclosure was a disaster for the_________evicted from their land by the enclosures. A.
landlord Btenants C. farmers Dwage laborers
40. Which of the following is Not considered a characteristic of farming in the late 18th and early
A. use of artificial fertilizer B. introduction of new agriculture machinery
CThe \“open-field\” system D. a system of crop rotation
41. In England no females were allowed to vote in national elections before______.
A. 1918 B. 1920 C. 1928 D. 1945
42. In 1836 a group of_______and small shopkeepers formed the London Working Men's Association.
A. householders B. tenants C. skilled workers D. office workers
43. The six points of the People's Charter were achieved gradually over the period of_______， although the sixth has never been practical.
A. 1836-1848 B. 1842-1848 C. 1848-1908 D. 1858-1918
44. Thanks to the militant feminist movement of the______led by Mrs. Pankhurst before the First World War， votes were granted to women over 30 in 1918. A. Luddites B. Suffragettes C. Chartists D. Levellers
45. Parliament passed the Combination Acts of 1799-1800 to forbid the formation of______. A. a new government B. societies C. communes D. unions
46. The Blitz radically changed the face of London for the first time since_______nearly 3 centuries earlier.
A. the Black Death B. The Great Fire C. the Civil War D. the Great Plague
47. The foundations of______was laid in the late 1940s， providing free medical care for everyone and financial help for the old， the sick and the unemployed.
A. the welfare state B. the National Health Service C. the compulsory education D. the Women's Liberation Movement
48. Margaret Thatcher believed in the following except_______.
A. self-reliance B. the strengthening of trade unions
C. privatization D. the use of monetary policies to control inflation.
49. In the 1960s， Pop music underwent a revolution when the Beatles became world famous and turned their hometown______into a place of pilgrim.
A. Manchester B. Blackpool C. Liverpool D. Sheffield
50. The 1970s saw the growth of______in Wales and Scotland.
A. liberalism B. Marxism C. chauvinism D. nationalism
51. The economic policy Britain pursued in the 1950， and 1960s was based on the theory of
A. Adam Smith B. John M. Keynes C. Margaret Thatcher D. Karl Marx
52. Under Margaret Thatcher Britain experienced_________.
A. economic recession B. economic expansion
C. economic decline D. economic depression
53. The Houses of Parliament were between 1835 and______to the design of Sir Charles Barry
after having been destroyed by fire.
A. 1857 B. 1858 C. 1859 D. 1860
54. The public are admitted to______in the House of Lords and the House of Commons. A. the
Stranger's Galleries B. the Press Gallery
C. the Woolsack D. the Speaker's Chair
55._______is responsible for security accommodations and services in the House of Lords' part
of the Palace of Westminster.
A. The Lord Chancellor B. The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod
C. The Speaker D. The Clerk of the Parliaments