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Quiz on Western Europe

No. of Questions= 10
Grade Standards: below 60% F, 60-70 D, 70-80 C, 80-90 B, 90-100 A.

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Answer these questions about Western Europe.

1 The country with the largest population in Western Europe is:
a) Austria;
b) France;
c) Belgium;
d) Germany;
e) Switzerland;
2 Which of the following did not occur after World War II?
a) The boundaries of Germany were re-drawn.
b) Berlin, the capital of Germany, was divided into four parts.
c) The U.S. gained control of South Germany, while the United Kingdom gained control North Germany.
d) Eventually Berlin split into East and West.
e) The Soviet union gained control of West Germany.
3 Two countries whose citizens rejected membership in the European Economic Community are:
a) Norway and Switzerland;
b) the United Kingdom and Ireland;
c) France and Germany;
d) Spain and Greece;
e) Belgium and the Netherlands;
4 The Western European country, a member of the EC, which became a major petroleum producer with production from North Sea wells in the 1980's is:
a) Denmark;
b) France;
c) United Kingdom;
d) Sweden;
e) Ireland.
5 As a result of their central location, the nations of Western Europe:
a) enjoy relatively easy potential for contact with most of the inhabited world and its resources;
b) tend to be very large by world standards;
c) are assured of easy markets for whatever they can produce;
d) dominate decision-making at World conferences;
e) none of the above.
6 Ethnically very diverse and with four "official" languages, this country's policy of strict political neutrality has kept it from becoming a member of the European Community despite its central location:
a) Austria;
b) Sweden;
c) Belgium;
d) Switzerland;
e) Luxembourg.
7 This country appears poorly endowed by nature when compared to most other Western European countries. Mountainous terrain and an unfavorably dry climate make much of the country poorly suited for farming, and there are not significant deposits of coal or iron ore. It is also divided between an agriculturally and industrially well-endowed north and a much poorer south. Even with these obvious drawbacks, it rates as the world's seventh most important industrial power:
a) France;
b) Belgium;
c) Portugal;
d) Germany;
e) Italy.
8 Which of the following countries has been most successful in sustaining a high level of industrial productivity:
a) Great Britain;
b) Italy;
c) Yugoslavia;
d) Germany;
e) Spain.
9 The most important economic advantage of Denmark is its:
a) coal;
b) hydroelectricity;
c) skilled labor;
d) copper ore;
e) none of the above.
10 Identify the sharpest difference in standard of living among neighboring states:
a) Spain / Portugal;
b) Switzerland / France;
c) Austria / Italy;
d) Denmark / Germany;
e) Germany / Poland.

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