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World Geography Ch 13

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

1. 

Europeans hope to strengthen their economies by removing trade barriers among its members.
 

2. 

Farm cooperatives harm Europe’s small farms.
 

3. 

Under communism, the government made decisions for industry and business.
 

4. 

Sixty percent of workers in western Europe are employed in service industries.
 

5. 

Europeans generally have stopped shipping goods by sea and inland waterways
 

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

6. 

In 1992, the European Union was formed in
a.
Maastricht, the Netherlands.
b.
Berlin, Germany.
c.
London, England.
d.
Paris, France.
 

7. 

The European Union’s future plans include
a.
a common currency and foreign policy.
b.
rejection of eastern European countries.
c.
no environmental standards.
d.
a common national language.
 

8. 

Where are Europe’s largest mineral deposits and industrial regions located?
a.
England, Germany, Italy, and Sweden
b.
mountainous regions of eastern Europe
c.
France, Spain, and Portugal
d.
France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic
 

9. 

Since the fall of communism, eastern Europeans have
a.
gained independence but lost some social services.
b.
gained independence and government health care.
c.
gained greater job security and benefits.
d.
lost most hope of building a better life.
 

10. 

In a command economy, the production of goods is based upon
a.
decisions by government officials.
b.
decisions by community leaders.
c.
what consumers and businesses will buy.
d.
predictions by economic experts.
 

11. 

What are the main causes of eastern Europe’s environmental problems?
a.
the rarity of forests and rivers
b.
rapid industrialization with few pollution controls
c.
overfishing and timber harvesting
d.
strip mining and patterns of population density
 

12. 

Acid rain has destroyed approximately ____ of Poland’s forests.
a.
25 percent
b.
30 percent
c.
50 percent
d.
80 percent
 

13. 

Only some scientists agree that carbon dioxide emissions will
a.
melt the polar ice caps and create extreme weather conditions.
b.
create smog in urban areas.
c.
destroy entire forests.
d.
harm wildlife in rivers and streams.
 

14. 

Why is the European Union concerned about pollution?
a.
Air and water currents carry it beyond national boundaries.
b.
Many natural resources are destroyed each year.
c.
People’s lives have been shortened by pollution.
d.
all of the above
 

15. 

Pollution in the Mediterranean is problematic because
a.
people are used to the pollution.
b.
environmental guidelines are being enforced.
c.
few natural currents carry the pollutants away.
d.
the sea is old.
 

Completion
Complete each sentence or statement.
 

16. 

The EU requires ____________________ protection and cleanup from its members.
 

 

17. 

The restoration of England’s polluted ____________________ River was a great success.
 

 

18. 

Europe’s historic buildings must be protected with a(n) ____________________ -resistant coating.
 

 

19. 

Because the ____________________ River flows through eight countries, its pollution is difficult to control.
 

 

20. 

In 1999, the United Nations prohibited the dumping of ship and aircraft waste into the ____________________ Sea.
 

 

Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
Intelsat
b.
Chunnel
c.
TGVs
d.
autobahnen
e.
Eurovision
 

21. 

train tunnel beneath the English Channel
 

22. 

television network in western Europe
 

23. 

Germany’s superhighways
 

24. 

France’s high-speed trains
 

25. 

international satellite broadcasting system
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
“black triangle”
b.
Bialowieza Forest
c.
Carpathian Mountains
d.
North Sea
e.
Strait of Gibraltar
 

26. 

polluted industrial area of central Europe
 

27. 

carrier of pollutants from the Meuse and Rhine Rivers to the Netherlands and Denmark
 

28. 

home to Romania’s wild wolf population
 

29. 

unspoiled wilderness area in Poland and Belarus
 

30. 

narrow channel between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic
 



 
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