European Geography
European Geography

European Geography

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A question pack focused on European geography.

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European Geography Q1

Which of the following climate types predominates the Mediterranean Sea?

A

Type A: Tropical or equatorial climates

B

Type B: Dry or arid climates

C

Type C: Moderate or temperate climates

D

Type D: Cold or continental climates

E

Type E: Polar or extreme climates

European Geography Q2

Due in large part to its physical geography, which of the following European regions possess excellent farmlands?

A

Northern Lowlands

B

Western Highlands

C

The Central Uplands

D

Alpine region

E

None of the above

European Geography Q3

European colonialism was fueled by the economic concept of ______________ that included the drive of governments to control trade and promote the acquisition of wealth by the quick gain of gold or silver from their colonies.

A

revolution

B

mercantilism

C

devolution

D

capitalism

E

socialism

European Geography Q4

Is ethnicity a positive, negative, or neutral cultural force?

A

Ethnic unity can be a positive force, bringing people together.

B

Ethnic division can be a negative, divisive force, pulling people apart.

C

Ethnicity is always neutral; it is neither centripetal nor centrifugal.

D

All of the above

E

A and B only

European Geography Q5

The region of Western Europe includes which of the following?

A

Northern Europe

B

Southern Europe

C

Central Europe

D

The British Isles

E

All of the above

European Geography Q6

What did the Roman Empire introduce to Europe?

A

A common infrastructure

B

Specialization of goods

C

A currency system

D

Tools for exploration

E

Both A and B

European Geography Q7

What does the term "nation-state" refer to?

A

A homogeneous group of people with a common heritage

B

A homogeneous group of people with a common language

C

A homogeneous group of people with a common religion

D

A homogenous group of people with a common political ambition

E

All of the above

European Geography Q8

What key element has the northern European countries taken advantage of to expand their economies?

A

Their social welfare system

B

Their diverse population

C

Their natural resources

D

Their advantageous geographic locations

E

Their vast land areas

European Geography Q9

What two forces are Europeans caught between with regards to forging a unified Europe?

A

Holding on to cultural heritage and moving forward economically in a global economy

B

Struggling with internal conflicts based upon language and maintaining religious freedom

C

Facing language barriers with other countries of the world and maintaining religious differences

D

Both B and C

E

None of the above

European Geography Q10

When was the Marshall Plan implemented in Europe, and what was its purpose?

A

The Marshall Plan was implemented from 1918 to 1922 (after World War I) and was designed to help rebuild war-torn Europe with American aid and business connections.

B

The Marshall Plan was implemented from 1948 to 1952 (after World War II) and was designed to help rebuild war-torn Europe with American aid and business connections.

C

The Marshall Plan was implemented from 1914 to 1917 (after the Balkan Wars) and was designed to enhance the existing and flourishing business connections between Europe and the United States.

D

The Marshall Plan was implemented from 2002 to 2006 (after the Third Balkan War) and was designed to enhance the existing and flourishing business connections between Europe and the United States.

E

Both C and D

European Geography Q11

Which of the following accurately presents the regional relationship between the main religions and the dominant language groups in Europe?

A

In the east, the Eastern Orthodox Church is dominant. Here, the Slavic language group prevails.

B

In the north, Protestant Christianity is dominant. Here, the Germanic language group prevails.

C

In southern, Europe Roman Catholicism is dominant. Here, the Romance languages are more commonly spoken.

D

All of the above

E

None of the above

European Geography Q12

Which of the following currents is perhaps the most important contributing factor to Western Europe's climate and is responsible, in part, for the temperate climate that north-west Europe enjoys?

A

The Canary Current

B

The Equatorial Counter Current

C

The North Equatorial Current

D

The Gulf Stream

E

The Labrador Current

European Geography Q13

Which of the following is a by-product of industrialization and has caused extensive damage to forests as well as fish populations in Northern Europe?

A

Cell phone usage

B

Cable television

C

Global wealth

D

Overpopulation

E

Acid rain

European Geography Q14

Which of the following is NOT a dominant climate type of Europe?

A

Type A

B

Type B

C

Type C

D

Type D

E

Type E

European Geography Q15

Why are the sizes of families declining in Europe today?

A

There is a higher cost of living.

B

Young people are putting off marriage and family until they are older.

C

More women are choosing professional careers and are having fewer children.

D

More people are earning an education and putting off having children.

E

All of the above

European Geography Q16

Which of the following characteristics accurately portrays the cultural dynamics that make each region of Europe unique?

A

Language

B

Religion

C

Heritage

D

Ethnicity

E

All of the above

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