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Semester Geography: Europe Study Guide
Pages 279-367 in Purple Book


Chapter 13
What are the boundaries of Europe?
       a.

        b.

        c.

        d.

Fill in the following chart about Europe’s 4 major landforms.

             North West
              Highlands

         Northern
       European Plain

      Central Uplands

      The Alpine
    Mountain System
What is a polder? Why is it important?




In the space below, draw a diagram of how a polder would be created (yes, just like in the book)




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On the map below, sketch the location of the four major landform regions of Europe.




What is the Bosporus?



On the map below, label the Bosporus, Turkey, Greece and the Mediterranean.




What is a navigable river? Why are they so important in Europe?




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On the map below, label the Rhine river, the Danube river, Germany and France.




Why has Europe’s large numbers of peninsula’s influenced its history? How has this impacted the
world?




What are three main climates in Europe? Write a 1 sentence explanation of each.




What is the North Atlantic Drift?




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On the map below, draw how the North Atlantic Drift works.




Where is Europe’s farmland found? Why is this such good soil?




Explain the difference between loess and alluvial soils.




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On the map below, shade in where you would find loess soils and then in a different color, where you
would find alluvial soils in Europe.




What types of crops does Europe grow and export?



Use the chart below the graph the main energy resources of Europe and their location.




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        Coal


        Oil and Natural Gas


        Hydroelectrical

Chapter 14
Fill in the following chart about the major areas of the British Isles

             •British Empire                                             •Constitutional
                                                                          Monarchy




                                    History             Culture




                                                     Issues and
                                   Economy
                                                     Challenges
             •Industrialization                                          •Northern Ireland




What is sequence occupance? How has this affected Britain?




What are the smaller regions that make up the British Isles?



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Create a brief timeline below outline the major events in British history.




What was the Irish famine? Why was the Irish famine important in America?




What does it mean to nationalize an industry?




Describe the problem in Northern Ireland below.




Fill in the following chart about France.




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              • French Society:
  History and • Cities:
    Culture


                 • Fashion:
                 • Farming
   Economy       • Industry:


                 • Government and the economy:
                 • Algeria :
  Issues and
  Challenges     • Other colonial holdings:




List the Benelux countries below.
         1.

        2.

        3.

What is the European Union? Why is it important?


Give a brief history of the European Union below.




Using the chart below, describe the Benelux countries.




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                      • EU:                                               • Cities:




                                                     Urban and Economic
History and Culture




                                                           Environments
                                                                          • Dutch economy:
                      • Land
                        Reclamation:                                      • Industrialized
                                                                            Areas:

                                                                          • Luxembourg:
                      • Language:


What is NATO?




List the countries found in Scandinavia.



Why are the standards of living so high in Scandinavia?




What is socialism?




Fill in the following chart about Scandinavia.




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 • Settlement                                    • Economic
   Patterns:                                       Development:

 • Greenland and                                 • Economic Change:
   Iceland:

  History and
                                                  Economy
  Culture
Using the map below, draw the major trade routes during the middle ages.




How has global trade patterns changed in the modern world?




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Chapter 15
In the space below, give a brief timeline of German history.




How as Germany involved in WWI? What about WWII?




If you could change one thing about school (and it CANNOT be homework) what would it be and why?




What happened to Germany after WWII?




Fill in the blank on the following questions:
          Germany has _____states called ________________.
          The major language spoken is ________________.
          The largest state in Germany is _________________.
          The dominant language in Germany is ____________________.

Fill in the following chart about Germany’s economy.


   Memebership in the EU

   Diversity of Economy

   Major Resources

   Agriculture

   Nuclear Power

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Fill in the chart below outline Germany’s current issues and challenges.




  Germany's Aging
    Population




     Unification
  between East and
       West




Describe the history of the Berlin Wall in Berlin. What do you think the future holds?




Fill in the following chart about the Alpine countries.




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           •Influence of Germanic culture:                          •History:
 Austria




                                                      Switzerland
           •History:                                                •Cantons:

           •Language:                                               •Nuetrality

           •Religion:                                               •Four major languages:

           •EU membership:                                          •Major cities:

                                                                    •Standard of Living:




Fill in the following chart about Poland and the Baltics (this means just take a few notes on each of the
following sections).




                             History                      Poland




                         Kaliningrad                  The Baltics




Fill in the following chart about the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary (same idea as listed above).




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                                     The Czech
          History                   Republic and   Hungary
                                      Slovakia




Chapter 16
What two countries share the Iberian peninsula?




On the map below, circle the Iberian peninsula.




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In the space below, draw a timeline of Spanish history.




What is the dominant religion in Spain? What is the main language?



What is a plaza? How does this idea play into urban development?




Fill in the following chart regarding the Iberian Peninsula.




        Spanish              Spanish Issues            Portugal History   Portugal
       Economy               and Challenges              and Culture      Economy




Using the chart below, explain the major areas of Italian history.




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                                                                             World Wars
                                                               Unification

                                                 Middle Ages
                                                 and
                                                 Renaisance
                                    Roman
                                    Empire

                        Etruscans




What is a microstate?



Using the chart below, describe Italy’s people and culture.




                                                               Political
                                                                 and           Romes
     Religion           Language             Daily Life
                                                               Cultural       buildings
                                                               Center




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Fill in the following chart describing current issues found in Italy today.




    North and                                            Issues and
     South                                               Challenges




Fill in the following chart describing Greece.




                                          People and                          Economy,
       History                            Culture                             Issues and
                                                                              Challenges




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What is a city-state? Why is it important?




What is the name of the former country that is found in the Western Balkans? How many countries
have come out of that one country in the modern world?




What is an enclave? Why is it important?




In the space below, provide a timeline of this history of the Western Balkans.




Answer the following questions about the people and culture of the western Balkans.
       1. What is the dominant religion?

        2. What is the dominant ethnic group?

        3. What is the largest city?


How do the countries of the western Balkans interact with the EU?



What countries compose the eastern Balkans?




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Fill in the following chart about the eastern Balkans.

          History and
            Culture
      Economy, Issues
      and Challenges




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