European Union Quiz: How Much You Know?

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European Union Quiz: How Much You Know?

How much do you understand about the European Union? Do you think you can pass this quiz? The purpose of the Maastricht Treaty was to enhance European political and economic integration by creating a single currency, which is the Euro, a unified foreign and security policy and common citizenship rights, and by advancing cooperation with the areas of immigration and judicial affairs. Taking this quiz will help you learn more about the European Union.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why was the European Coal and Steel community founded?
    • A. 

      The countries needed much coal and steel to the agriculture.

    • B. 

      To improve the cooperation between the countries economically and to prevent peace.

    • C. 

      To be able to produce as many weapons as they wanted.

  • 2. 
    Which year was the European Union founded?
    • A. 

      1962

    • B. 

      1973

    • C. 

      1948

    • D. 

      1952

  • 3. 
    How many countries are today members of the European Union?
    • A. 

      23

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      33

    • D. 

      27

  • 4. 
    What two countries joined the EU in 2007?
    • A. 

      Bulgaria and Turkey

    • B. 

      Bulgaria and Romania

    • C. 

      Bulgaria and the Czech republic

    • D. 

      Bulgaria and Malta

  • 5. 
    What does EMU stand for?
    • A. 

      The European and Monetary Union

    • B. 

      The Economic and Monetary Union

    • C. 

      The European Members Union

    • D. 

      The European Modern Union

  • 6. 
    What does EMU involve?
    • A. 

      The member countries coordinate their economical and monetary politics and establish a currency union

    • B. 

      The member countries have a common economy within the agriculture

    • C. 

      It is a common Union for the countries, who have just become members

  • 7. 
    How is the EU affected by the treaties?
    • A. 

      The treaties settle how the EU should act in case of any dispute

    • B. 

      The treaties settle what the EU is allowed to work with and how the institutions should make their decisions in different matters

    • C. 

      The treaties explain the main task of the EU

    • D. 

      The treaties make laws in national courts

  • 8. 
    What institution needs to approve all legislation within the EU?
    • A. 

      The European Parliament

    • B. 

      The Commission

    • C. 

      The Council of Ministers

    • D. 

      The Court of Auditors

  • 9. 
    Who serves in the Council of Ministers?
    • A. 

      One minister (the minister who is responsible for that specific area) from the government from each member country

    • B. 

      One representative from each party, no matter what nationality they have got

    • C. 

      Those who have been chosen by the country

    • D. 

      Ministers who have been chosen by the parliament

  • 10. 
    Which one of the following options is a task of the EU Commission?
    • A. 

      Propose new EU-laws

    • B. 

      Be in charge of the budget of the EU

    • C. 

      Inform about the Union

    • D. 

      Entertain the EU citizens

  • 11. 
    The European Parliament…
    • A. 

      Replaces the national parliaments

    • B. 

      Represent the governments of the member countries

    • C. 

      Represent the population of the EU

    • D. 

      The European parliament is chosen by the population of the EU in the elections held every fifth year. This has nothing to do with the national governments but reflects the political views of the population.

  • 12. 
    How are the members of the parliament divided?
    • A. 

      They are divided into blocs accordingly to their country

    • B. 

      They are divided into blocs accordingly to their political views and without consideration to their country

  • 13. 
    The tasks of the European parliament are…
    • A. 

      Make decisions together with the Council of ministers, approve/reject the budget and to approve/reject the Commission and its chairman

    • B. 

      Make decisions together with the Council of Ministers, intervene the institutions and the member countries in case of any dispute and approve/reject the budget.

    • C. 

      Solely make decisions together with the Council of Ministers.

    • D. 

      Make decisions together with the Council of Ministers, control the use of the budget and approve/reject the Commission and its chairman.

  • 14. 
    What is meant by the parliament’s co-decision?
    • A. 

      It means that the European Parliament can change its laws and rules with codecision from the court of justice

    • B. 

      It means that if the European Parliament wants to change proposition of the Commission, the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament need to agree in order to make a decision

  • 15. 
    What is meant by the parliament’s consultation?
    • A. 

      The European parliament works as an advisory body to the Council of ministers

    • B. 

      The European Parliament gets proposals from the Council of ministers and work as a decision-maker body

    • C. 

      The EU need the approval from the European Parliament in order to recruit new member countries

  • 16. 
    What of the following statements is correct about the Court of Justice?
    • A. 

      The Court of Justice consists of two judges from each member country

    • B. 

      The court of justice interprets the legislation of the EU and judges in case of any dispute between the institutions and the member countries

    • C. 

      The court of justice is together with the European parliament the decision making institution

  • 17. 
    How are the members of the court of justice chosen?
    • A. 

      The are chosen by the chairman of the Commission

    • B. 

      The are chosen together by the European Parliament and the Council of ministers

    • C. 

      The are chosen together by the governments of the members countries

  • 18. 
    Which statement is correct?
    • A. 

      Natinal legislation is in a superior position towards EU-legislation

    • B. 

      EU-legislation is in a superior position towards national legislation

    • C. 

      None of them is superior towards the other

  • 19. 
    These are the main assignments of the Court of Auditors.
    • A. 

      They controll and revise how the Commission and the member countries use the budget of the EU. This is reported to the Parliament.

    • B. 

      They decide whether new member countries should be accepted or not.

    • C. 

      They assemble all heads of state to discuss human rights issues.

    • D. 

      They controll, revise and discuss animal rights issues.

  • 20. 
    What is The European council?
    • A. 

      When the Commission proposes a new important bill.

    • B. 

      It is a meeting in which asylum issues are discussed

    • C. 

      It is when the heads of state and government of the menber states andthe President of the Commission assemble at a summit meeting to discuss cooperation in the EU.