Do You Use American Or British Words?

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Native American Quizzes & Trivia

In this quiz there are no "correct" or "wrong" answers. Just choose what you would more likely use. The test is mainly intended for EFL learners, but if you are a native English speaker you may want to try it for fun (and maybe help me make it better). By "American" and "British" in this quiz I mean "what is GENERALLY REGARDED AS" American or British. Of course, there are regional variants, and some native speaker may use both forms. But the quiz is just asking what you would MORE LIKELY USE in the examples. When asked to enter your "ID", PLEASE JUST WRITE WHERE YOU ARE FROM.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Please read "2,300 practical recipes".
    • A. 

      Twenty-three hundred practical recipes

    • B. 

      Two thousand three hundred practical recipes

    • C. 

      Absolutely neither / Don't know

  • 2. 
    In a building, the floor at street level is the "first floor".
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

    • C. 

      Don't know

  • 3. 
    If you pay 59.54 dollars or pounds using a check (or a cheque), you write the amount in figures as follows ...A)  59.54 or 5954  (the 54 usually underlined) for extra clarityB)59.54 or 59·54 or 59—54 for extra clarity.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      Absolutely neither / Don't know

  • 4. 
    The name of the sign "#"  is ...
    • A. 

      Hash

    • B. 

      Pound sign, or number sign

    • C. 

      Absolutely neither / Don't know

  • 5. 
    If you want to wish good luck, you might say ... (please note: you may say both, but what would your first choice be?)
    • A. 

      Knock on wood

    • B. 

      Touch wood

    • C. 

      Absolutely neither / Don't know

  • 6. 
    To hide something embarrassing, you might sweep it ... (please note: you may say both, but what would your first choice be?)
    • A. 

      Under the rug

    • B. 

      Under the carpet

    • C. 

      Absolutely neither / Don't know

  • 7. 
    Brackets are ...(please note: you may say both, but what would your first choice be?)
    • A. 

      [ ]

    • B. 

      ( )

    • C. 

      Absolutely neither / Don't know

  • 8. 
    Precious rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings are ... 
    • A. 

      Jewellery

    • B. 

      Jewelry

    • C. 

      Absolutely neither / Don't know

  • 9. 
    In order to drive a car, you need a ...
    • A. 

      Driving licence

    • B. 

      Driver's license

    • C. 

      Absolutely neither / Don't know

  • 10. 
    A small light which is held in the hand and usually gets its power from batteries is a ...
    • A. 

      Flashlight

    • B. 

      Torch

    • C. 

      Absolutely neither / Don't know

  • 11. 
    Some parts of a car: ...
    • A. 

      Bonnet, Windscreen, Boot, Reversing lights, Gear lever, Number plate

    • B. 

      Hood, Windshield, Trunk, Back-up lights, Gear shift, License plate

    • C. 

      Absolutely neither / Don't know

  • 12. 
    At school, children study ...
    • A. 

      Math

    • B. 

      Maths

    • C. 

      Absolutely neither / Don't know

  • 13. 
    The last letter of the alphabet is called ...
    • A. 

      Zed

    • B. 

      Zee

    • C. 

      Neither / Don't know

  • 14. 
    You pronounce the first vowel in "stupid" as ...
    • A. 

      Cue

    • B. 

      Cool

    • C. 

      Absolutely neither / Don't know

  • 15. 
    Suspenders are for ...
    • A. 

      Men

    • B. 

      Women

    • C. 

      Don't know

  • 16. 
    If you need to erase a pencil mark, you may ask for a rubber.
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes

    • C. 

      Don't know

  • 17. 
    Would you say that the economy has ___ worse?
    • A. 

      Got

    • B. 

      Gotten

    • C. 

      Absolutely neither / Don't know

  • 18. 
    I say tomato, you say ...
    • A. 

      To-MAH-to

    • B. 

      To-MAY-to

    • C. 

      Absolutely neither / Don't know

  • 19. 
    A "cot" is a ...
    • A. 

      Small bed for a baby with high bars round the sides so that the child cannot fall out

    • B. 

      Camp-bed

    • C. 

      Absolutely neither / Don't know