56. For electoral purposes Britain is divided into 659 constituencies in which each has______
representative in Parliament.
A. one B. two C. three D. four
57. Which of the following statements is not true？
A. The Prime Minster is appointed by the Queen
B. The Prime Minster sometimes presides over the Privy Council
C. The Prime Minister is also First Lord of Treasury
D. The Prime Minister is also Minister for the Civil Service
58. Greater London is divided into_______ boroughs and the City of London， each of which has a
council responsible for local government.
A. 31 B. 32 C. 33 D. 34
59. The Privy Council's membership is about______.
A. 300 B. 350 C. 400 D. 450
60. Parliament has the following functions except______.
A. making law B. authorizing taxation and public expenditure
C. declaring war and making peace D. examining the actions of the Government
61. The Church of England is not free to change its form of worship， as laid down in______
without the consent of parliament.
A. the Bill of Rights B. the Provisions of Oxford
C. the Constitutions of Clarendon D. the Book of Common Prayer
62. The position of the Church of Scotland was defined in the Treaty of Union， 1707， and further
safeguarded by the Church of Scotland Act.
63. Easter is traditionally associated with the following except______.
A. the resurrection of Christ B. the eating of Easter eggs C. the customs of giving presents D. the coming of spring
64. There are some______universities in Britain， including the Open University.
A. 70 B. 80 C. 90 D. 100
65. The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge date from the______centuries.
A.l2th and 13th B. 13th and 14th C. 14th and 15th D. 15th and 16th
66. Over______science parks have been set up by higher education institutions in conjunction with
industrial scientists and technologists.
A. 10 B. 20 C. 30 D. 40
67. With about______daily and Sunday newspapers published nationwide， the British public
reads more newspapers than virtually any other country in the world.
A. 110 B. 120 C. 130 D. 140
68. The BBC World Service broadcasts international news worldwide， using English and______
A. 37 B. 38 C. 39 D. 40
69. In summer there arte open-air theaters， including one in London's Regent's Park， where_______
are performed， and the Minack Theater， which is an open Cliffside near Land's End in Cornwall.
A. William Shakespeare's plays B. Christopher Marlow's plays
C. Ben Johnson's plays D. George Bernard Shaw's plays
70. Pantomime is a kind of play based on a traditional fairy tale and performed_______.
A. at Easter B. on New Year's Day C. on St. Patrick's Day D. at Christmas Eve
71. In_______each year the National Film Theater hosts the London Film Festival， at which some
250 new films from all over the world are screened.
A. September B. October C.November D. December
72. Edinburgh International Festival of Music and Drama takes place for a period of 3 to 4 weeks
between_______ when Edinburgh becomes a center of cultural activity. A July and August
B. August and September
C. September and October D. October and November
73. Ireland is called the Emerald because of_______.
A. its shape B. its connection with Britain C. its abundant natural resources D.its rich
74. Ireland is divided into two political parts：_________.
A. Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland B. Southern Ireland the Republic of Ireland C. The
Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland D. Northern Ireland and Britain
75. The largest river in Ireland is_______.
A. the Liffey River B. the Dodder rover C. the Shannon River D. the Lough River
76. The most significant feature of Irish landscape is______， which provides peat used for fuel. A.
bogs B. streams C. islands D. cliffs
77. Ireland is unique among European countries for_______.
A. its small population B. its beautiful scenery C. its rich natural resources
D. its century-long population emigration
78. The population decreased from 1840s until about 1970， largely because of_______. A. a low
birth rate B. a high death rate
C. a low employment rate D. a high emigration rate
79. The population of Ireland is predominantly of______origin.
A. English B. Celtic C. Norman D. French
80. Irish nationalism climaxed in________in which an Irish Republic was proclaimed. A. the
massacre of Drogheda B. the Easter Uprising of 1916
C. the battle of Borne （1690） D. the Chartist Movement
81. The creation of Northern Ireland dates from_______when the Irish Free State was set up. A.
1916 B.1921 C. 1937 D. 1949
82. On Easter Monday， April 18， 1949， Eire became the Republic of Ireland， formally free of
allegiance to the British crown and no longer a member of_________.
A. the Commonwealth of Nations B. the United Nations C. the NATO D. the EC
83. When Albert Reynolds became the Prime Minister in 1992， both Ireland and Britain agreed to
hold regular meetings_______.
A. to deal with the IRA B. to make preparations for a united Ireland
C. to seek an end to the violence in Northern Ireland
D. to improve relations with each other
84. As a result of peace talks between Ireland and Britain a peace agreement on Northern Ireland
was signed in________.
A. April 1997 B. May 1997 C. April 1998 D. May 1998
85. The peace agreement on Northern Ireland was approved by voters across all of Ireland in a
referendum held in______.
A. April 1997 B. May 1997 C. April 1998 D.May 1998