Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday, 12/9/2010 Homework: Exam Review Questions

Complete the following questions on loose leaf paper for homework. The assignment is due on your desk at the start of tomorrow's class. You may use your textbook and notes to find the answers.
  1.  Name the peninsulas containing the following countries:
    1. Italy
    2. Spain
    3. Sweden
  2. Describe the relative location of: the Pyrenees, the Alps, and the Apennines.
  3. Explain why southern Europe is dominated by mountain chains while northern Europe is mostly plains.
  4. Assess the ways in which Europe’s physical geography aided its development as a center for world trade.
  5. Define “mistral” and “sirocco” winds.
  6. Describe the impact of the North Atlantic Drift on weather patterns in Northern Europe.
  7. Which two major rivers served as Europe’s highways?
  8. Define polis. Then, explain how this form of political unit defined Greek life.
  9. Define democracy. Which Greek polis is famous for practicing democracy?
  10. Where is Greece located? How did the physical geography of this location affect the lives of its people?
  11. Compare and contrast ancient Athens and Sparta.
  12. Describe the borders of the Roman Empire.
  13. What brought about the end of the Roman Empire?

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