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History Reference: Ancient History & World HistoryThe Eastern Hemisphere - Europe and Russia

Directions: Use a pencil to fill in the circle that has the same letter as the answer you have chosen.

1. A peninsula is best defined as

Ⓐ land that has lakes and mountains.

Ⓑ an island surrounded by water.

Ⓒ land that has water on three sides.

Ⓓ rich, fertile land used for farming.

2. Standard of living refers to

Ⓐ a measure of quality of life.

Ⓑ where most people live.

Ⓒ the culture of a people.

Ⓓ people who want their own nation.

3. Much of Northern Europe has a mild climate. Which of the following causes this mild climate?

Ⓐ the Alpine Mountain System

Ⓑ the Norwegian Sea

Ⓒ the Baltic Sea

Ⓓ the North Atlantic Current

4. What imaginary line divides the Western Hemisphere and the Eastern Hemisphere?

the equator

Ⓑ the prime meridian

the Tropic of Cancer

the North European Plain

5. In the 1990s, ethnic tensions divided which of the following countries?

Ⓐ Denmark

Ⓑ Yugoslavia

Ⓒ France

Ⓓ United Kingdom

6. The goal of the European Union is to

Ⓐ increase trade and raise the standard of living.

Ⓑ have the United States join the European Union.

Ⓒ limit trade to European Union members only.

Ⓓ lower food and energy prices.

7. What mountains divide Europe from Asia?

Ⓐ Ural Mountains

Ⓑ Pyrenees

Ⓒ Alps

Ⓓ Caucasus Mountains

Use the map on page 71 and your knowledge of geography to answer questions 8-17. Place the correct map letter next to each place listed below the map.

8. Italy _________

9. Norway _________

10. Iceland _________

11. Sweden_________

12. United Kingdom _________

13. Mediterranean Sea _________

14. France _________

15. Spain _________

16. Russia_________

17. North Sea _________

Europe portrait For questions 18-20, use the lines below the questions to write your answers.

18. How did Europe's many mountain ranges affect the continent's development?

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19. The North of Italy is much more developed that the South. Explain why there is a difference between the two regions. Use at least two facts to support your answer.

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20. Italian history can be divided into three periods. Write a sentence that describes each period.

a. Ancient Rome__________________________________________________________________

b. the Renaissance_________________________________________________________________

c. a Unified Italy (came together)_____________________________________________________

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