European Institutions and Treaties
European Institutions and Treaties

European Institutions and Treaties

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This question pack helps quiz students on discerning the various structures that govern Europe, from the Treaty of Rome to the European Council of Justice.

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European Institutions and Treaties 1

How can the role of the European Court of Justice best be summarized?

A

As the de facto European Union constitutional court

B

As the primary appeals court for national courts

C

As the human rights court for European citizens

D

As the primary European criminal court

E

As the United Nation’s regional court in Europe

European Institutions and Treaties 2

On what currency was the Euro most closely based?

A

The Greek drachma

B

The British pound

C

The Spanish peseta

D

The French franc

E

The German mark

European Institutions and Treaties 3

What has been the dominant form of government established in Eastern Europe since the collapse of Communism?

A

Authoritarian regime

B

Theocracy

C

Parliamentary democracy

D

Presidential democracy

E

Technocracy

European Institutions and Treaties 4

What policy did the European Union create to allow free movement of people within most of its territory?

A

The Common Foreign and Security Policy

B

The Schengen Agreement

C

The European Security Identity

D

The European Monetary Union

E

The Committee of the Regions

European Institutions and Treaties 5

Which EU-level student exchange program has made the idea of a “European” identity among young people much more likely, or at least possible?

A

The Schengen Agreement

B

The Lifelong Learning program

C

The German Marshall Fund fellowship program

D

The Fulbright Fellowship program

E

The Stimson Fellowship program

European Institutions and Treaties 6

Which major climate agreement was signed by the European Union but was not signed by the United States or other major global powers?

A

The Montreal Protocol

B

The Lisbon Agreement

C

The Rio Treaty

D

The Kyoto Protocol

E

The Baghdad Pact

European Institutions and Treaties 7

Which of the British Houses of Parliament is the highest criminal appeals court in the land?

A

The House of Commons

B

The House of the People

C

The House of Lords

D

The House of Peers

E

The House of the Rising Sun

European Institutions and Treaties 8

What organization was founded in 1975 as a means to keep the superpowers talking during the Cold War?

A

The European Union

B

The Western European Union

C

The Council of Europe

D

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

E

The Warsaw Pact

European Institutions and Treaties 9

What were the “industries of war” that led “the Six” to form the precursor to the European Union in 1951?

A

Iron and Rye

B

Rubber and Textiles

C

Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals

D

Coal and Steel

E

Transportation and Telecommunications

European Institutions and Treaties 10

Which European trade arrangement gives non-EU but still European members favorable terms of trade relative to the rest of the world?

A

NAFTA

B

EFTA

C

EURASIA

D

EUROPA

E

SOMA

European Institutions and Treaties 11

Which major European power was NOT a founding member of the Concert of Europe?

A

The United Kingdom

B

Russia

C

France

D

Prussia

E

Austria-Hungary

European Institutions and Treaties 12

Which major military alliance was founded to “keep the Americans in, the Soviets out, and the Germans down?”

A

The OSCE

B

The Warsaw Pact

C

ANZUS

D

NATO

E

The WEU

European Institutions and Treaties 13

Which of the following was NOT a consequence of the German defeat in WWI?

A

Hyperinflation

B

The Weimar Republic

C

The Fourteen Points

D

The Treaty of Rome

E

The eventual rise to power of Nazism

European Institutions and Treaties 14

Which supra-national arrangement was, until the European Union, the largest political entity in Europe?

A

The Athenian Empire

B

The Holy Roman Empire

C

The Carpathian Empire

D

The British Empire

E

The Axis

European Institutions and Treaties 15

Which treaty was seen by Hitler as inherently unfair to Germany, prompting him to embark on the secret remilitarization of Germany leading to WWII?

A

The Treaty of Rome

B

The Treaty of Paris

C

The Treaty of Amsterdam

D

The Versailles Treaty

E

The Messina Treaty

European Institutions and Treaties 16

The inability of European institutions to connect with everyday Europeans is generally known as the ______________:

A

“Voter gap”

B

"Trust insufficiency"

C

“Integrity deficiency”

D

“Democratic deficit”

E

“Credibility failure”

European Institutions and Treaties 17

What is meant by the phrase “the Commission proposes, the Council disposes?”

A

The Commission proposes ideas and the Council throws them away

B

The Commission initiates legislation and the Council acts on it

C

The Commission works to ensure equal access and the Council discriminates

D

The Commission mandates policies and the Council vetoes

E

The Commission forms a European government and the Council blocks it

European Institutions and Treaties 18

What is the name of the eighteen military units that the European Union operates under the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), and which can be deployed within 10 days of activation by the EU Council?

A

Battlegroups

B

Rapid Reaction Force

C

Eurozone

D

European special forces

E

Rangers

European Institutions and Treaties 19

What is the name of the voting principle of the European Union’s Council of Ministers?

A

Majority voting

B

Unanimous voting

C

Plurality voting

D

Consensus voting

E

Qualified majority voting

European Institutions and Treaties 20

What major European policy actor controls the monetary policy of the 17 Eurozone member states?

A

The European Ombudsman

B

The Committee of the Regions

C

The Council of Ministers

D

The European Commission

E

The European Central Bank

European Institutions and Treaties 21

What was the High Authority?

A

The supranational executive of the European Free Trade Area

B

The intergovernmental debating forum of the C ouncil of Europe

C

The command structure of NATO

D

The supranational executive of the European Coal and Steel Commission

E

The coordinating body of the European Open Skies Initiative

European Institutions and Treaties 22

Which European treaty gave Britain and Denmark an “opt-out” from the single European currency known as the euro?

A

The Treaty of Rome

B

The Treaty of Paris

C

The Treaty of Amsterdam

D

The Treaty of Maastricht

E

The Treaty of Nice

European Institutions and Treaties 23

Which European Union institution has begun to erode the traditional nation-state boundaries by promoting and advocating interaction exclusively between sub-state actors?

A

The European Commission

B

The European Court of Justice

C

The European Court of Human Rights

D

The European Council

E

The Committee of the Regions

European Institutions and Treaties 24

Which European Union institution has the power to force the resignation of the European Commission (but only as a bloc, not individually)?

A

The European Parliament

B

The Council of Europe

C

The European Court of Justice

D

The Council of Ministers

E

The European Ombudsman

European Institutions and Treaties 25

Which European Union institution pushes for “more Europe” in the form of ever-increasing integration?

A

The European Commission

B

The European Council

C

The Council of Ministers

D

The European Court of Justice

E

The European Parliament

European Institutions and Treaties 26

Which institution of the European Union is responsible for the overarching vision and direction of the organization?

A

The European Council

B

The Council of Europe

C

The Council of Ministers

D

The European Parliament

E

The European Commission

European Institutions and Treaties 27

Which of the following is generally considered to be the founding treaty of the European Union?

A

The Treaty of Maastricht

B

The Treaty of Nice

C

The Treaty of Paris

D

The Lisbon Treaty

E

The Treaty of Rome

European Institutions and Treaties 28

Which three institutions did the Merger Treaty of 1967 unite?

A

The United Nations, NATO, and the Warsaw Pact

B

The European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM), the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), and the European Economic Community (EEC)

C

The World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank

D

NAFTA, EFTA, and CAFTA

E

The International Postal Union, the International Whaling Commission, and the Antarctic Treaty Secretariat

European Institutions and Treaties 29

Which Treaty created the “pillar and temple” model of the European Union, which for the first time brought foreign and security policy and justice and home affairs into the EU, albeit in an intergovernmental fashion?

A

The Lisbon Treaty

B

The Merger Treaty

C

The Treaty of Rome

D

The Treaty of Maastricht

E

The Constitutional Treaty

European Institutions and Treaties 30

Which of these features is NOT a characteristic of the British/American “special relationship?”

A

Intelligence sharing

B

Joint participation in the International Criminal Court (ICC)

C

Economic policy

D

Shared military bases

E

Military weapons procurement

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