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					Western Europe Test: Physical Geography                                     Name: _______________
     Format: The test will consist of 25 multiple choice questions that cover the physical geography of Western
       Europe and the regional atlas of Western Europe. Students should use their Western Europe maps, the
       “Peninsula of Peninsulas” reading packet/notes, and the regional atlas of Western Europe (Chapter 14).


                                Guiding Questions: Answer the following questions
1.        What are the countries of Western Europe and where are they located?”

         Mainland Europe:

         Scandinavian Peninsula:

         Atlantic Islands:

         Iberian Peninsula:

         Mediterranean Europe:


2.       What are the major physical features of Western Europe and where are they located?”
         (mountains, rivers, plains, oceans, etc.)
         Mountains:

         Rivers:

         Oceans and Seas:

         Plains and Plateaus:


3.       How have the physical features of Western Europe influenced the development of the region?

         How have rivers influenced the development of the region?


         How have mountains influenced the development of the region?


         How have natural resources (farmland, coal, oil, etc.) influenced the development of the region?


         How has Eruope’s proximity to the ocean influenced the development of the region?
4.   What are the characteristics (rainfall and temp) of the major climates of Western Europe, where
     are they located, and how are they influenced by factors of latitude, elevation, ocean currents, and
     wind currents?”

     Subarctic:


     Marine West Coast:


     Mediterranean:


     Highlands:



5.   What are the major characteristics of the major ecosystems of Western Europe, where are they
     located, and how do they relate to the climates of Europe?”

     Tundra:


     Coniferous Forest:


     Mid-Latitude Deciduous Forest:


     Chaparral:

6.   How are the climates and ecosystems of Western Europe influenced by its proximity to the ocean?



7.   How are human’s in Western Europe influenced by their physical geography and how have they
     been altering their physical geography?”

     Deforestation and Acid Rain:


     Polders:


     Canals:


8.   Where are the areas of highest population density in Europe and how has physical geography
     influenced the distribution of people in Europe?
9.     What is the economy of Western Europe like and where are Europe’s major resources
       located?”

       Coal:


       Iron:


       Fertile Farmland:


       Oil:



Important Terms: Understand their meaning and importance
1.     North Atlantic Drift:


2.     Prevailing Westerlies:


3.     Siroccos:


4.     Mistrals:


5.     “Land of the midnight sun”:


6.     Peninsula:


7.     Peat:


8.     Fjords:


Physical Features

Locations: Known their locations and importance
-Scandinavian Peninsula         -Iberian Peninsula   -Italian Peninsula         -Balkan Peninsula
-Alps                           -Pyrennes            -Apennines                 -Rhine River
-Danube River                   -Meseta              -Northern European Plain   -Mediterranean Sea
-Baltic Sea                     -North Sea           -British Isles             -Seine River
                         Western Europe Test: Physical Geography
                          Pre-AP World Geography- Westwood High School
Format: The test will consist of 25 multiple choice questions that cover the physical geography of Western
Europe and the regional atlas of Western Europe. Students should use their Western Europe maps, the
“Peninsula of Peninsulas” reading packet/notes, and the regional atlas of Western Europe (Chapter 14).


Guiding Questions: Be Able to Answer the Essential Questions Below
-“What are the countries of Western Europe and where are they located?”
-“What are the major physical features of Western Europe and where are they located?” (mountains, rivers,
plains, oceans, peninsulas, etc.)
-“What are the major climates of Western Europe and how are they influenced by factors of latitude, elevation,
ocean currents, and wind currents?”
-“What are the major ecosystems of Western Europe and how do they relate to the climates of Europe?”
-“How are the climates and ecosystems of Western Europe influenced by its proximity to the ocean?”
-“How are human’s in Western Europe influenced by their physical geography and how have they been altering
their physical geography?”
-“What is the relationship between the population density of Western Europe and the size of the
region?”(landmass size, population density, and population distribution)
-“What is the economy of Western Europe like and where are Europe’s major resources (coal, iron, oil, farming,
etc.) located?”


Important Terms/ Physical Features/ Locations: Be Able to Identify the Key Terms, Understand
Their Meaning and Importance, and Known their Locations.

-Northern European Plain             -North Atlantic Drift         -Siroccos
-Prevailing Westerlies               -Mediterranean Climate        -Marine West Coast Climate
-Humid Continental Climate           -Highland Climate             -Subarctic Climate
-Chaparral Climate                   -Mid-Latitude Forest          -Coniferous Forest
-Tundra                              -Deforestation                -Polders
-Canals                              -Acid Rain                    -Industrial Revolution
-European Union (EU)                 -Euro                         -Peninsula of Peninsulas
-“Land of the Midnight Sun”          -Peat                         -Mistrals

				
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