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Unit 6: Quiz 1

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melting glaciers
The fjords of Norway have been formed by _____.
Norway
Which country is the most mountainous of the Nordic nations?
Denmark
Which Nordic nation lies completely south of the Arctic Circle?
Denmark
Which country occupies the Jutland Peninsula?
formed fjords, created lakes, left soil rocky
What effect did the movement of glaciers have on the region?
geothermal and hyrdoelectric
What are the most common renewable energy resources used in this region?
It makes the region warmer.
How does the North Atlantic Current affect the region?
volcanoes and glaciers exist together
Why is Iceland called the "land of fire and ice"?
Norway and Sweden
Which countries occupy the Scandinavian Peninsula?
loess
fine-grained, fertile soil
cyclone
a severe windstorm characterized by spiraling winds
polder
land below sea level from which water has been removed and is protected by dikes
dike
dam
mistral
a strong, dry, cold, north or northwestern wind that blows in France
deciduous
referring to trees that lose their leaves in the fall
England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales
The United Kingdom is made up of:
Denmark, Belgium, France, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, and the Czech Republic
Choose the countries which share a border with Germany.
moderate
Switzerland's climate is ______.
Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland
Which countries does the Alpine Mountain system run through?
Switzerland, Austria, France, and Germany
Which countries have banks along the Rhine River?
moderate
What is the climate of most of Western Central Europe?
it has swift moving rivers
Why is the Western Central region able to produce hydroelectric power?
it has rich mineral deposits
Why was Western Central Europe able to become an industrial leader in the 1800s?
flooding
What natural disaster presents the greatest threat to Western Central Europe?
France, Germany, and the UK
Which countries have a coastline?
drought
a long period of dry weather resulting in water shortages
Iberian
of Spain and Portugal
harbor
a safe place for ships to dock
navigable
able to be used for travel by water
sirocco
a windstorm that blows up clouds of dust or sand
Spain
The Pyrenees Mountains separates which of these countries from the rest of Europe?
the Strait of Gibraltar
What separates Africa from Europe?
Mediterranean Europe
What is another name for Southern Europe?
Portugal
Which country in Southern Europe provides the best harbors?
Andorra
Which of the Mediterranean countries is landlocked?
Portugal
This is the least mountainous country of Southern Europe.
for electricity
Why is Andorra's water supply important to the country?
Italy
This country is shaped like a boot.
Greece
This country claims more than two thousand islands.
elevation, mountains, seas and oceans
These factors affect the climate of the countries of Southern Europe.
Balkan, Iberian, and Italian
Which three peninsulas occupy Southern Europe?
mountainous
The terrain of most of Southern Europe can be described as _____.
Greece, Italy, and Spain
The Mediterranean Sea borders these countries.