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Saturday, 25 May 2013

Articles - grammar lesson 11

Level: Upper Intermediate / B2

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Articles – general knowledge quiz


A:        Complete the quiz with a, an, the or – (zero article).

B:        See how many questions you can answer.

1          Which planet is nearest to ______ Sun?
2          What type of fruit is ______ cantaloupe?
3          How many states are there in ______ USA?
4          In which sea would you find ______ Balearic Islands?
5          Which animal is ______ symbol of ______ WWF?
6          What is ______ 40% of 40?
7          What was ______ name of ______ Tarzan’s monkey?
8          What country is ______ Lake Como in?
9          What’s ______ highest mountain in ______ Himalayas?
10        Who was ______ second person to walk on ______ Moon?
11        How many players can be on court in ______ volleyball team?
12        Which nation first gave ______ women ______ right to vote?
13        Which animals were domesticated first, ______ cats or ______ dogs?
14        Which European country hasn’t fought in ______ war since ______ 1815?
15        What is ______ largest man-made structure on ______ Earth?
16        What vegetable is ______ vodka often made from?
17        Is ______ spider ______ insect?
18        What colour is ______ black box on ______ plane?
19        What’s ______ sacred river in ______ India called?
20        Which travels faster, ______ light or ______ sound?
Adapted from New English File Upper Intermediate OUP
Answers below!




ANSWERS!
1          Which planet is nearest to __the__ Sun?
            Mercury
2          What type of fruit is __a___ cantaloupe?
            a melon
3          How many states are there in __the__ USA?
            50
4          In which sea would you find __the__ Balearic Islands?
            the Mediterranean
5          Which animal is __the__ symbol of __the__ WWF?
            the panda
6          What is __ -__ 40% of 40?
            16
7          What was __the__ name of ___-__ Tarzan’s monkey?
            Cheeta(h)
8          What country is ___-__ Lake Como in?
            Italy
9          What’s __the__ highest mountain in __the__ Himalayas?
            Mount Everest
10        Who was __the__ second person to walk on __the__ Moon?
            Buzz Aldrin
11        How many players can be on court in __a___ volleyball team?
            6
12        Which nation first gave __-___ women __the__ right to vote?
            New Zealand
13        Which animals were domesticated first, __-___ cats or __-___ dogs?
            dogs
14        Which European country hasn’t fought in __a___ war since __-___ 1815?
            Switzerland
15        What is __the__ largest man-made structure on __-___ Earth?
            The Great Wall of China
16        What vegetable is __-___ vodka often made from?
            potatoes
17        Is __a/the__ spider __an__ insect?
            no – it’s an arachnid
18        What colour is __the__ black box on __a __ plane?
            orange
19        What’s __the__ sacred river in __-___ India called?
            the Ganges
20        Which travels faster, __-___ light or __-___ sound?
            light

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