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World Geography Ch 12

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

1. 

There are fifteen countries in Europe.
 

2. 

Europe is the second most densely populated continent.
 

3. 

The population of Europe continues to grow each year.
 

4. 

Many immigrants from North Africa have found new homes in France.
 

5. 

Most of Europe’s population is crowded into a relatively small space.
 

6. 

In Sweden, tax-supported programs pay for health care, education, and retirement.
 

7. 

The main European religions are Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.
 

8. 

Pope John Paul II encouraged people living under communism to seek reform of government restrictions upon religion.
 

9. 

The most popular European sport is baseball.
 

10. 

Pysanky is the name of a well-known European artist.
 

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

11. 

Europe’s most densely populated regions have
a.
mountainous areas and dry lands.
b.
good soil, waterways, and mineral resources.
c.
mountainous areas and waterways.
d.
northern forests and mineral resources.
 

12. 

When did the growth of industrial cities begin in Europe?
a.
in the early 1700s
b.
after World War I
c.
in the late 1600s
d.
in the late 1700s
 

13. 

In the 1950s and 1960s, many people immigrated to Europe
a.
for the chance to farm.
b.
to find plentiful jobs.
c.
to receive free housing.
d.
to escape persecution at home.
 

14. 

The worst fighting in Europe since World War II occurred in the 1990s in
a.
Germany.
b.
Belgium.
c.
Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo.
d.
Sweden and Norway.
 

15. 

____ is the most populated country in Europe.
a.
Germany
b.
Belgium
c.
Bosnia-Herzegovina
d.
England
 

16. 

Europe’s first cities began as
a.
invaded territories.
b.
farming villages.
c.
industrial centers.
d.
meeting places of tribal hunters.
 

17. 

Greece and ____ laid the foundations of western civilization.
a.
England
b.
Alexandria
c.
Crete
d.
Rome
 

18. 

In the 1400s, Spain sent Columbus across the Atlantic, and the ____ sailed around Africa to Asia.
a.
Portuguese
b.
Italians
c.
English
d.
French
 

19. 

Technology and industry brought many immigrants to Europe during the
a.
nineteenth century.
b.
eighteenth century.
c.
Renaissance.
d.
Reformation.
 

20. 

After World War II, which German city was divided between western democracy and Soviet communism?
a.
Hamburg
b.
Bern
c.
Berlin
d.
Stalingrad
 

21. 

Important European painters include Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and
a.
Ludwig van Beethoven.
b.
Miguel de Cervantes.
c.
Pablo Picasso.
d.
William Shakespeare.
 

22. 

What anniversary does Bastille Day celebrate?
a.
beginning of the French Revolution
b.
formalization of French independence
c.
England’s liberation from the Vikings
d.
founding of the French Parliament
 

23. 

Which of the following are not Romance languages?
a.
Spanish and Portuguese
b.
Romanian and Italian
c.
Finnish and Hungarian
d.
Italian and French
 

24. 

The long dispute in Northern Ireland has centered upon
a.
ethnic differences.
b.
language.
c.
religious and political ties.
d.
claims to sacred lands.
 

25. 

One major obstacle to European unity is
a.
lack of respect for education.
b.
unequal standards of living.
c.
wealthy lifestyles of eastern Europeans.
d.
the continued spread of communism.
 

Completion
Complete each sentence or statement.
 

26. 

Ancient Rome imitated the literature and art of ____________________.
 

 

27. 

During the Middle Ages, Christians drove many ____________________ out of western Europe.
 

 

28. 

During the Renaissance, ____________________, literature, and science flourished.
 

 

29. 

In 1989, ____________________ collapsed in eastern Europe.
 

 

30. 

Under the European Union, people can travel, sell goods, or ____________________ freely in other European countries.
 

 

Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
Balkan Peninsula
b.
Vatican City
c.
Walloons
d.
United Kingdom
e.
Apennine Peninsula
 

31. 

European country with the smallest population
 

32. 

location of the former country of Yugoslavia
 

33. 

England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland
 

34. 

location of Italy
 

35. 

the smaller of Belgium’s two main ethnic groups
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
Eastern Orthodoxy
b.
democracy
c.
Islam
d.
euro
e.
Mussolini
 

36. 

dictator who controlled Italy after World War I
 

37. 

currency shared by the European Union
 

38. 

form of government that originated in ancient Greece
 

39. 

religion based on the teachings of the prophet Muhammad
 

40. 

form of Christianity practiced in the Byzantine Empire
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
Wimbledon
b.
Elfstodentoch
c.
Hanukkah
d.
Ramadan
e.
Bauhaus
 

41. 

month-long period of fasting for Muslims
 

42. 

Jewish festival of religious freedom
 

43. 

Dutch ice-skating marathon
 

44. 

major tennis championship held in England
 

45. 

German school of art and design
 



 
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