European Test Flashcards Northern Europe and a few other random things

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  1. What country are the Cliffs of Moher located in?
    Ireland
  2. What two countries do the chunnel connect?
    UK or England and France

    WARNING: DO NOT WRITE THIS AS A FEATURE IN EITHER ENGLAND OR FRANCE!
  3. Name 2 man-made features in France
    Notre Dame and the Eiffel tower, NOT THE CHUNNEL!
  4. What major catastrophe happens in Switzerland?
    Avalanches!
  5. What is the the temple in Greece made in 400 BC?
    The Parthenon

    This one is HARD!
  6. What is the warm ocean current?
    The North Atlantic Drift.
  7. Mozart is from _______
    Austria
  8. What is the world's largest island?
    Greenland
  9. What is the country that lies on the Jutland Peninsula and nearby islands?
    Denmark!
  10. What place is covered by over 10% glaciers?
    Iceland!
  11. What is a fjord?
    A narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high, rocky cliffs and are commonly found in Norway
  12. What is a "loch?"
    A "loch" is just the Scottish term for a lake in a valley formed by a glacier long ago.
  13. What is the longest river in Ireland?
    The Shannon river is 360.5 kilometers
  14. What is the Ice-free body of water that is especially inportant for trade and fishing?
    The North Sea!
  15. What is the sea that freezes over during winter months?
    The Baltic Sea
  16. What is one country from which northern Europe imports oil and natural gas?
    Russia
  17. Which of these is Scandnavia's Smallest and most densly populated country?

    Sweden
    Lapland
    Greenland
    Denmark
    Iceland
    Finland
    Denmark!
  18. Which place has a major population of Inuits?
    • Greenland
  19. What has a capital named Oslo and Oslo is one of it's largest cities?
    Norway
  20. The capital of this country AND it's largest city is Helsinki...
    Finland
  21. This is Scandnavia's biggest and most populous country
    Sweden
  22. What cultural region do the Sami live in?
    Lapland
  23. Where are Fjords a big thing because they shelter the harbors and shipping fleets?
    Norway
  24. This country's geysers heat most of the homes and greenhouses.
    Iceland
  25. This country's North Sea oil fields will most likely run dry soon.
    Norway
  26. Nearly a fourth of this country's population lives in or around the capital, Copenhagen.
    Denmark
  27. This is the easternmost country in this region
    Finland
  28. This country remained neutral during world wars I and II
    Sweden
  29. What are three similarities among the countries of Scandanavia?
    *The literacy rates are all or are all almost 100%

    *Trade and manufacturing is very important

    *All along the water
  30. What place became a world power in the 1500's?
    UK or England
  31. The UK became an economic power in the ____'s and the ____'s
    1700's and 1800's
  32. Three of the UK's early industries were ____________, ____, and ________ (or _______)
    Shipbuilding, iron, and textiles (or clothing)
  33. _____ wars and ________ ___________ from other countries weakened the UK in the 1900's
    World wars and economic competition from other countries weakened the UK in the 1900's
  34. By the ____'s, most British ________ had gained independance
    By the 1970's most British colonies had gained independance
  35. The UK's government is called a _______________ ________. This government has a ____ or _____ but __________ makes the countries laws.
    The UK's government is called a Contitutional Monarchy. This government has a King or Queen but Parliament makes the countries laws.
  36. UK's Parliament chooses and elected what to lead the national government?
    Prime Minister
  37. Living close to the sea, the British eat ____. One popular meal is ____ and _____.
    The British eat fish and one popular meal is fish and chips
  38. The UK eat many different meats, oat porridge, cakes, and ________ in many forms.
    The UK eat many different meats, oat porridge, cakes, and potatoes in many forms.
  39. One big holiday in the UK is what?
    Christmas!
  40. One of the most famous British writers is whom?
    Shakespeare
  41. The ________ helped make Britan a major center of modern popular music.
    Beatles
  42. North sea reserves have made UK a major producer of ____ and _______ ___.
    North sea reserves have made the UK a major producer of oil and natural gas.
  43. An area of Scotland is called _______ ____. A ____ is - _ ______
    An area of Scotland is called Silicon Glen. A Glen is a valley.
  44. Britian's modern farms produce about what percent of the country's food?
    Britain's modern farms produce about 60% percent of the country's food
  45. Only about what percent of the UK population farms?
    Only about 1% of the UK population farms
  46. One of UK's toughest problems is what?
    Violence
  47. The what majority and what minority have fought bitterly for years. The reason for this quarrel is that what religion believe they have not been treated fairly by the what religion.
    The Protestant majority and Roman Catholic minority have fought bitterly wirth each other for years. The reason for this quarrel is that the Roman Catholics feel like the Protestants haven't been treating them correctly.
  48. England conquered Ireland when? What problems did the British and the Irish share?
    England conquered Ireland in 1100 AD.
  49. In the 1840's, many of the Irish left for the US because of what famine? What is a famine?
    In the 1840's, many of the Irish left for the US becuse of a potato famine. Also, a famine is a shortage of food.
  50. The Irish rebelled against British rule when?
    The Irish rebelled against British rule in 1916 (Easter Rising)
  51. At the end of What year most of Irish had gained what from British rule.
    At the end of 1921 most of Ireland had gained independance from British rule.
  52. Ireland has an elected ____ and a ____. The ____ makes the countries laws and chooses a ____.
    Ireland has an elected President and a Parliament. The Parliament makes the countries laws and chooses a Prime Minister.
  53. Centuries of what rule have left their mark on Irish culture. For example, nowadays, everyone speaks what in Ireland.
    Centuries of English rule have left their mark on Irish culture. for example, nowadays, the Irish speak English.
  54. What is a popular sport in Ireland that is similar to hockey and lacross?
    Hurling is a popular sport in Ireland that is similar to hockey and lacross
  55. Traditional Irish _____ dancing and ____ are popular around the world
    Traditional Irish folk dancing and music are popular around the world.
  56. The what is Irish's national symbol.
    The Irish Harp is Irish's national symbol.
  57. What percent of the Irish today are what religion?

    hint, hint! it's the biggest population in Ireland
    90% of the Irish today are Roman Catholic.
  58. Until very recently what was Ireland's main industry? This is true even though the country is filled with bogs. What is a bog?
    Until recently, Ireland's main industry was agriculture. This is true even though most of the country is filled with bogs which is soft ground soaked in water.
  59. For centuries, _____, dug from bogs, has been used for fuel. What is _____?
    For centuries, peat, dug from bogs has been used for fuel. Also, peat is dead plants and mosses.
  60. Today, Ireland is a very _____ country. They produce foods, _____, chemicals, _____, ______, and computers.
    Today Ireland is a very industrial country. They produce foods, clothing or textiles, chemicals, machinery, crystals, and computers.
  61. Dublin is Ireland's ____ ____ and ____. Also, Dublin is a center for education, ____, and ____
    Dublin is Ireland's largest city and capital. Also, Dublin is a center for education, banking, and shipping.
  62. Other cities besides Dublin in Ireland lie mainly along the ______.
    Other cities besides Dublin in Ireland lie mainly along the seacoast.
  63. The coastal cities in Ireland have castles, _____, and other ___ ___ that are popular among tourists.
    The costal cities in Ireland have castles, churches, and other historical sites that are popular among tourists.

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