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Europe Take Home Test
1. The European Union was created to ____.
A. establish an economic and political partnership between European countries.

B. prepare for military conflict with the Soviet Union.

C. prepare Europe to become one nation.

D. form a military organization to protect member countries.


2. The five themes of culture are: Language, Government, Social Groups, Economic Activity,

and _________________.


3. The first Olympic Games were held in which of the following countries?
A. England

B. Greece

C. Italy

D. Spain
4. Who of the following is a famous Dutch artist?


A. Rembrandt van Rijn

B. Charles Russell

C. Solomon Guggenheim

D. Leonardo di Vinci


5. The highest mountain range in Europe and a major reason for the ethnic differences between northern

and southern Europe are the ____.


A. Andes

B. Himalaya

C. Appalachians

D. Alps
6. All of the following are peninsulas in Europe EXCEPT –


A. Scandinavian

B. Apennine

C. Balkan

D. Yucatan


7. The sea touching the east coast of the United Kingdom is the ___________________ Sea.
8. Germany was split into ____ parts at the end of World War II.
A. 1

B. 2


C. 3

D. 4


9. Europe is called the “________________________ of Peninsulas.”
10. England built a large ________________ to expand its empire.
11. Germany, Japan and _________________ were members of the Axis during World War II.
12. The Black Plague followed the _____________ Road from China to Europe.
13. The largest sea in Europe is the _____ Sea.
A. Black

B. Baltic

C. Mediterranean

D. Aegean


14. The waterway between England and France is called the __________________ Channel.
15. The “Black Plague” started in what is now _____ .


  1. Brazil

  2. China

  3. England

  4. Australia

16. A major effect of the “Black Plague” was that it caused ____.


  1. people to immediately start taking penicillin to fight the infection.

  2. a serious labor shortage which led to workers demanding higher wages.

  3. people to move to Australia to help with the penal colonies.

  4. people to start taking baths on a daily basis and visiting doctors for annual checkups.

17. Why was it so important for the British to build such a large empire?


  1. They needed a place to mine for gold.

  2. Their population was too small for their land available.

  3. They were a small island nation with limited natural resources.

  4. They were a small island nation with a need for more exports.

18. Despite it's northern location, Iceland is not a "frigid" country. Select the main reason that Iceland has a

fairly temperate climate.


A. The Icelanders have adapted to the cold and it doesn't really bother them

B. The Gulf Stream and North Atlantic Drift bring in warm air from tropical regions

C. Iceland is near the Mediterranean, so it is warmed by the Mediterranean Current

D. The "aurora borealis" warms the entire Scandinavian Peninsula


19. The first industry to start the Industrial Revolution was the ___________________ industry.

20. Hitler was to Nazi Germany as ______________________ was to the United States.


21. The above table shows population trends during the early-to-mid 1800s in some English cities. What is

the most likely cause of the change in England's population during this time?
A. Gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in England.

B. Louis Pasteur invented a vaccine to prevent the Black Plague.

C. The Church of England outlawed popular forms of birth control.

D. The Industrial Revolution triggered a rural to urban migration explosion.

22. The Dutch have been able to reclaim valuable land through the construction of:
A. windmills and wooden shoes

B. polders and dikes

C. canals and dikes

D. rivers and polders




Types of Outbreaks of Disease

Endemic: a disease that exists permanently in a particular region or population. Malaria is a constant worry in parts of Africa.

Epidemic: An outbreak of disease that attacks many peoples at about the same time and may spread through a large area.

Pandemic: When an epidemic spreads throughout the entire world

23. The Bubonic Plague could be best described as:

A. Endemic

B. Epidemic

C. Pandemic

24. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, most Europeans were engaged in _____________ - level economic

activities.

A. quaternary

B. secondary

C. primary

D. tertiary
25. The Industrial Revolution caused a shift from _____________ economic activities to _____________

economic activities.


A. secondary, primary

B. primary, tertiary

C. quinary, secondary

D. primary, secondary

26. The “Black Plague” was transmitted to humans by _____.
A. infected rats that bit them.


  1. fleas that bit infected rats.

  2. infected water.

  3. infected fleas from infected dogs and cats.

27. The “Black Plague” killed between ____ and ____ of the people in Europe in the 1300’s.


A. 1/5 & 1/4

B. 1/2 & 2/3

C. 1/3 & 1/2

D. 2/3 & 3/4


28. The largest problem facing Europe at the end of the “Black Plague” was ____.


  1. a labor shortage

  2. a loss of Christian faith

  3. a distrust in medicine

  4. mass emigration

29. Which of the following are ways people modify their physical environment?


A. hydroelectric dams and reservoirs

B. Dutch dikes and polders

C. slash-and-burn farming

D. All of the above


30. Historically, the United Kingdom has been protected from foreign invasion because it ____.
A. signed peace treaties with most European countries.

B. is an island country and has been relatively isolated.

C. has been an ally of Germany.

D. has not been worth attacking.

31. The primary reason English is found in many nations of the world is because ____.
A. the British Empire spread throughout the world.

B. it is easier to read, write and speak than any other language.

C. the United States makes other countries teach it in school.

D. the United Nations adopted it as its “official” language.

32. Which of the following is likely to influence the way people interact with the environment?


  1. The nature of the environment

  2. The values of the people

  3. The level of technology of the people

  4. All of the above

33. The United Kingdom maintaining a monarch as symbolic head of their government is an example of ___.

A. Maintaining traditional ways

B. A loss of independence for the people

C. A failed political revolution

D. All of the above


34. Which of the following had the most impact on the beginning of the Industrial Revolution?


  1. Diesel Engine

  2. Gasoline Engine

  3. Steam Engine

  4. Electric Motor

Match the type of regions with each place (use each region only once).


A. Functional B. Formal C. Perceptual
35. ______ Scandinavia
36. ______ Paris’ central railroad station
37. ______ Manchester United soccer fans

38. Which of the following best describes why someone in Germany may need to speak Polish, Czech,

Dutch, Flemish, and French?


  1. Those are all of the languages spoken in Europe.

  2. Germany is surrounded by places that speak those languages.

  3. Germans need to speak all of those languages because they do business all around Europe.

  4. The German schools make students learn all of those languages.

39. Tea originated in China and was brought to Europe by Marco Polo and, eventually, became a favorite

drink of the British. This is an example of____.


  1. technological change.

  2. a government system.

  3. cultural diffusion.

  4. American colonialism.

40. All of the following are important factors in determining a country’s standard of living EXCEPT ____.


  1. Life Expectancy

  2. Literacy Rate

  3. Infant Mortality

  4. Television

41. Roman Catholicism is practiced by most of the citizens of ____.


  1. Italy and Spain

  2. Norway and Sweden

  3. Germany and Denmark

  4. The Netherlands and Luxembourg

42. Polders are areas of land the Dutch have taken from the sea. To drain the land, the people of The

Netherlands had to use ____ before modern machinery was invented.


  1. animals

  2. buckets

  3. shovels

  4. windmills

43. A famine is when people cannot grow enough food or raise livestock to feed themselves. This problem

would be considered a ____.




  1. pull factor

  2. push factor

  3. cultural theme

  4. plague factor

Match the term with its definition:
44. ______ The cultivation or ownership of land. A. Urban

45. ______ Customs followed by a group of people. B. Mercantilism

46. ______ Living in the city. C. Traditional

47. ______ Not concerned with religion. D. Agrarian

48. ______ Designed for industry. E. Industrial

49. ______ Having to do with trade. F. Secular


50. A key reason the United Kingdom had difficulty maintaining its large empire was due to _____.


  1. its involvement in World War II.

  2. the Black Plague killing many of its citizens.

  3. the distance between it and its colonies.

  4. the Irish Potato Famine.


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