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World Geography Ch 11

True/False
Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false.
 

1. 

People in Reykjavik, Iceland, pump water from hot springs for heat.
 

2. 

The highest peak in the Alps is Mt. Vesuvius.
 

3. 

The Thames is the most important River in Western Europe.
 

4. 

Europe’s fertile farmland lies in the North European and Great Hungarian Plains.
 

5. 

The Main-Danube Canal links the North sea and the Aegean Sea.
 

6. 

The climate of Paris is colder than that of Boston.
 

7. 

Much of western Europe has a marine west coast climate.
 

8. 

Eastern Europe’s climate is tempered by prevailing westerlies.
 

9. 

Siroccos are high, dry winds from North Africa.
 

10. 

The Alps are generally colder and wetter than the lowlands.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

11. 

Fjords are long, narrow inlets carved by
a.
human activity.
b.
ancient glaciers.
c.
waves and water currents.
d.
volcanic activity.
 

12. 

Iceland is a land of glaciers and
a.
active volcanoes.
b.
long-dormant volcanoes.
c.
sandy beaches.
d.
dense forests.
 

13. 

Which statement is true of Sicily, Ireland, and Britain?
a.
They all are part of Scandinavia.
b.
They all are part of mainland Europe.
c.
They all are peninsulas.
d.
They all are islands.
 

14. 

The Alps stretch from southern France to which region?
a.
Britain
b.
the Iberian Peninsula
c.
the Balkan Peninsula
d.
southern Italy
 

15. 

In ____ earthen dikes hold back the sea.
a.
Ireland
b.
the Netherlands
c.
Rhineland
d.
Italy
 

16. 

Foehns are winds that can trigger
a.
fjords.
b.
glaciers.
c.
avalanches.
d.
loess.
 

17. 

Ireland’s original forests
a.
cover 50 percent of the continent.
b.
were mostly cut for firewood and to clear land for farms.
c.
are large and vast.
d.
are located along the northern coast.
 

18. 

Iceland and northern Scandinavia have ____ climates.
a.
subarctic and tundra
b.
permafrost
c.
subarctic and marine west coast
d.
steppe
 

19. 

Eastern and part of northern Europe have humid
a.
continental climates.
b.
tropical climates.
c.
and warm winters.
d.
subtropical climates.
 

20. 

Where are coniferous trees found in western Europe?
a.
around the Bay of Biscay
b.
Alpine mountain regions
c.
northern Spain and Portugal
d.
the Netherlands, Germany, and the British Isles
 

Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
Scandinavian Peninsula
b.
Apennine Peninsula
c.
Balkan Peninsula
d.
Iberian Peninsula
e.
Eurasia
 

21. 

landmass shared by Europe and Asia
 

22. 

landform located in far northern Europe
 

23. 

landform bordered by the Adriatic, Ionian, Aegean, and Black Seas
 

24. 

Italian peninsula
 

25. 

landform politically divided into Spain and Portugal
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
Gulf Stream
b.
coniferous
c.
deciduous
d.
mistral
e.
chaparral
 

26. 

trees bearing cones (such as pine and spruce)
 

27. 

warm Atlantic current
 

28. 

shrubs and small trees
 

29. 

trees that lose their leaves (such as oak and maple)
 

30. 

strong north wind from the Alps
 



 
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