Western Europe Major Exam

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Western Europe Quizzes & Trivia

This exam will test how much you have learned about Western Europe geography and culture. It will test your knowledge regarding facts about the continent, major rivers in Western European countries, mountain ranges, major volcanoes, and about the Netherlands (Holland) and Vatican City.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why is Europe designated a continent?
    • A. 

      It is geographicallly separated from other continents

    • B. 

      The climate is drastically different from other continents

    • C. 

      It is politically different from other continents

    • D. 

      The land mass is very large

  • 2. 
    What river flows through Paris and empties into the English Channel?
    • A. 

      Loire

    • B. 

      Seine

    • C. 

      Danube

    • D. 

      Rhone

  • 3. 
    The Loire River...
    • A. 

      Is the longest river in France

    • B. 

      Runs through Troyes, Fonatinebleau, Paris, and Rouen

    • C. 

      Empties into the Meditterianian

    • D. 

      Is fast-moving

  • 4. 
    The three major rivers in France are
    • A. 

      The Seine, Rhine, and Tiber

    • B. 

      The Loire, Rhone, and Tagus

    • C. 

      The Loire, Seine, and Arno

    • D. 

      The Seine, Loire, and Rhone

  • 5. 
    This river originates in the Alps and is fast-moving because of it's high elevation
    • A. 

      Rhone

    • B. 

      Seine

    • C. 

      Danube

    • D. 

      Loire

  • 6. 
    The three major rivers in Germany are
    • A. 

      The Rhine, Po, and Thames

    • B. 

      The Elbe, Rhine, and Danube

    • C. 

      The Danube, Shannon, and Rhine

    • D. 

      The Thames, Elbe, and Arno

  • 7. 
    The German composer wrote an opera about this river
    • A. 

      Elbe

    • B. 

      Danube

    • C. 

      Thames

    • D. 

      Rhine

  • 8. 
    This river is important in Germany, bothe commercially and pshycologically
    • A. 

      Tiber

    • B. 

      Rhine

    • C. 

      Danube

    • D. 

      Elbe

  • 9. 
    The three major rivers in Italy are
    • A. 

      The Tiber, Po, and Arno

    • B. 

      The Tiber, Tagus, and Shannon

    • C. 

      The Tiber, Po, and Danube

    • D. 

      The Tiber, Arno, and Tagus

  • 10. 
    The Tiber River
    • A. 

      Flows through Rome

    • B. 

      Is the longest river in Italy

    • C. 

      Starts in the Apennines

    • D. 

      Flows East across Northern Italy and Vatican City

  • 11. 
    The Arno River
    • A. 

      Flows through Rome

    • B. 

      Is the longest river in Italy

    • C. 

      Starts in the Apennines

    • D. 

      Flows East across Northern Italy and Vatican City

  • 12. 
    The Po River
    • A. 

      Flows through Rome

    • B. 

      Is the longest river in Italy

    • C. 

      Starts in the Apennines

    • D. 

      Flows East across Northern Italy and Vatican City

  • 13. 
    All of the following are true about the Tagus River EXCEPT
    • A. 

      It is on the Iberian Peninsula

    • B. 

      It flows through Spain and Portugal

    • C. 

      It flows through Monaco and Portugal

    • D. 

      It flows through Spain and Lisbon

  • 14. 
    All of the following are true about the Thames River EXCEPT
    • A. 

      It empties into the Tyrrihenian Sea

    • B. 

      It is in London, England

    • C. 

      It empties in the North Sea

    • D. 

      Like the Loire, there are several chatteaus there

  • 15. 
    The most important river in Austria is the
    • A. 

      Shannon

    • B. 

      Danube

    • C. 

      Seine

    • D. 

      Rhine

  • 16. 
    Johann Strauss composed a famous waltz about an Austrian river called the
    • A. 

      Seine

    • B. 

      Shannon

    • C. 

      Danube

    • D. 

      Rhone

  • 17. 
    The Alps create the border between
    • A. 

      Spain and Portugal

    • B. 

      France and Italy

    • C. 

      France and Germany

    • D. 

      Spain and France

  • 18. 
    The Pyreness separate
    • A. 

      France and Italy

    • B. 

      France and Germany

    • C. 

      France and Austria

    • D. 

      France and Spain

  • 19. 
    These mountains run down central Italy
    • A. 

      The Grampians

    • B. 

      The Pyrenees

    • C. 

      The Apennines

    • D. 

      The Alps

  • 20. 
    These mountains separate the highlands and lowlands in Scottland
    • A. 

      The Grampians

    • B. 

      The Pyrenees

    • C. 

      The Apennines

    • D. 

      The Scandinavian

  • 21. 
    The Scandanavian Mountains form the border between
    • A. 

      Sweden and Finland

    • B. 

      The highlands/lowlands of Scottland

    • C. 

      Switzerland and Austria

    • D. 

      Norway and Sweden

  • 22. 
    The highest mountain in Western Europe is
    • A. 

      Matterhorn

    • B. 

      Mont Blanc

    • C. 

      Mount Olympus

    • D. 

      Grossglockner

  • 23. 
    The highest mountain in Switzerland is
    • A. 

      Matterhorn

    • B. 

      Mont Blanc

    • C. 

      Jungfrau

    • D. 

      Grossglockner

  • 24. 
    The highest mountain in Greece is
    • A. 

      Matterhorn

    • B. 

      Mont Blanc

    • C. 

      Jungfrau

    • D. 

      Mount Olympus

  • 25. 
    The highest mountain in Austria is
    • A. 

      Matterhorn

    • B. 

      Jungfrau

    • C. 

      Mont Blanc

    • D. 

      Grossglockner

  • 26. 
    All of the following are true about Mount Etna EXCEPT
    • A. 

      It is still very active

    • B. 

      Located in Sicily, Italy

    • C. 

      It has a small village tucked under it's side

    • D. 

      The mafia originated in the area

  • 27. 
    This volcano is on an island off the North coast of Sicily
    • A. 

      Stromboli

    • B. 

      Vesuvius

    • C. 

      Surtsey

    • D. 

      Etna

  • 28. 
    This volcano erupted and destroyed the city of Pompeii
    • A. 

      Stromboli

    • B. 

      Vesuvius

    • C. 

      Surtsey

    • D. 

      Etna

  • 29. 
    The Netherlands are also called
    • A. 

      Deutchland

    • B. 

      Dutchland

    • C. 

      Holland

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 30. 
    What are polders?
    • A. 

      Narrow, manmade waterways used for commerce and drainage of the land

    • B. 

      Rivers or streams that flow into main rivers

    • C. 

      The place of which rivers originate

    • D. 

      Drained areas of land that have been reclaimed from the sea

  • 31. 
    Vatican City is the _____________ country in the world in population and size.
  • 32. 
    A government with a king that is hereditary is a
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Monarchy

    • C. 

      Theocracy

    • D. 

      Totalitarian

  • 33. 
    The Vatican City monarchy is
    • A. 

      Hereditary

    • B. 

      Non-hereditary

    • C. 

      More like a dictatorship

    • D. 

      More like a totalitarian

  • 34. 
    Who elects the Pope in Vatican City?
    • A. 

      The College of Cardinals

    • B. 

      The Bureau of Bishops

    • C. 

      The Association of Priests

    • D. 

      All citizens

  • 35. 
    __________ is the most wealthy country in Western Europe.
  • 36. 
    __________ is the largest country in Western Europe.
  • 37. 
    The largest city in Europe is _________.
  • 38. 
    Religiously, majority of Europe is _______________.
  • 39. 
    The Capital of the United Kingdom is ____________.
  • 40. 
    The capital of Spain is ________.
  • 41. 
    The capital of Italy is _____________.
  • 42. 
    The capital of France is _________.
  • 43. 
    The capital of Germany is ____________.
  • 44. 
    The capital of Sweden is ____________.