Flashcards in Chapter 5 Section Quizzes and Chapter Review Questions Deck (27)
River at the heart of Southern England?
Backbone of England?
What is Gaelic?
Ireland's ancient Celtic language.
What peninsula contains Norway and Sweden?
Greenland belongs to which country?
Why might have geographers excluded Finland from Scandinavia?
They spent the 8 centuries under Russian or Swedish control.
Why might geographers exclude Iceland from Scandinavia?
Icelanders want to remain the way they are.
What is Frances largest city, longest river and highest mountain?
Paris, Mount Blanc, Loire.
What does the Netherlands do to reclaim land?
What city is headquarters to the EU?
Best known feature of SW Germany?
What river dominates the most populated region in Austria?
The Danube river.
Why do you think the Low Countries have been at the center of efforts to unite Europe, while the Alpine countries have traditionally stayed out of European politics?
Economic advantage, trade routes and commerce.
What peninsula contains Spain and Portugal?
What mountainous plateau covers most of Spain including the capital, Madrid?
What mountain range forms the backbone of the Italian Peninsula?
What is the smallest country in the world?
What peninsula contains such famous sites as Mycenae and Olympia?
The Peloponnesus peninsula.
What are two largest cities in western Europe?
List the peninsulas of Western Europe?
Scandinavian peninsula, Jutland peninsula, Iberian peninsula.
Contrast Protestantism, and Catholicism.
Protestants believe in the authority of Scripture over tradition and Roman Catholicism states that the pope has total authority.
Contrast Roman Catholicism with Eastern Orthodoxy
Roman Catholics believe that the pope has total authority and Eastern Orthodoxy states that the pope doesn't .
What 2 nations have the highest population densities in Western Europe?
Monaco and Malta.
What effect do the Alps have on European culture and geography?
They form a great snowy barrier severing the southern peninsulas of Europe from the rest of the continent.
What are two cultural geographic reasons Western Europe has been so influential in world history?
The industrial revolution developed there and the countries had the resources to advance it. Western Europe has a good climate rich soil and no deserts.
A group of people with a common heritage culture and homeland.