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5 Matching Questions

  1. dike
  2. hub
  3. decentralize
  4. euro
  5. ignite
  1. a transfer power to smaller regions. An example of this is when Belgium transfered power to regions of Wallonia, Flanders and Brussels
  2. b embankments of earth and rock to hold back the water
  3. c central point of concentrated activity and influence. An example of this would be Madrid as it was the central point of concentrated activity and of transportation routes
  4. d a single currency to be used by member nations
  5. e a soft, brown coal that is easy to mine but pollutes the air heavily

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a spongy material containing waterlogged mosses and plants
  2. able to produce abundant crops
  3. areas of land that have dropped down between faults. The Aegean Sea to the east of the Greek mainland occupies one of these.
  4. sharply rising prices. This happened in Germany in 1929 when a worldwide economic depression left millions of Germans without jobs.
  5. The North Atlantic Drift carries tropical waters toward Europe. The winds that blow across this warm current define this word.

5 True/False Questions

  1. confederationa loose political union. An example of this was starting in the late 1700's the state of Prussia in what is now eastern Germany led a movement to merge many German states.


  2. geothermal energyenergy produced from the heat of the earths interior. This kind of energy accounts for a large share of the power used for heat and electricity in Iceland


  3. blightthis caused the Potato famine in Ireland in the 1840's. It is a plant disease that destroyed the potato crop year after year.


  4. tsunamia huge destructive wave (especially one caused by an earthquake)


  5. nationalizeddeep and wide enough to allow large ships to pass. An example of this in Spain is the Guadalquivir River.


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