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Alyssa Watson

Western Europe WebQuest

Atlas Intro-http://phschool.com/webcodes10/index.cfm?

1. Why is the continent of Europe called “a peninsula of

• Europe is sometimes called “a peninsula of peninsulas”
because there are several other peninsulas that skew out
from the north, west, and south.
1. What is a peninsula?
• The dictionary definition of a peninsula is a piece of land
almost surrounded by water or projecting out into a body
of water.
1. What peninsula stretches into the Mediterranean Sea?
• The Italian Peninsula stretches into the Mediterranean Sea.
This is the part of Italy that takes the shape of the heel of a
1. Is Greece a peninsula?
• Greece indeed forms another peninsula.

The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain,

England, and the British Isles-

1. What countries comprise Great Britain?

• Great Britian is comprised of England, Scotland, and Wales.
1. What is the capital of Great Britain?
• The capital of Great Britain in London.
1. What does Greater London mean?
• The Greater London consists of the Corporation of the City
of London.
1. What are boroughs and how many are in the City of London?
• The City of London has 32 boroughs. These are the towns
and districts of the city.
1. Where is Wales located in reference to England?
• It lies west of England.
1. When was Wales united with England?
• They began a union in 1284, but it was not formalized until
1536. This happened under the Act of Union.
1. What river separates Scotland from England?
• This would be the Tweed River.
1. What year were Scotland, England, and Wales united under the
name of the United Kingdom of Great Britain?
• In another Act of Union, England and Scotland united in
1. What is the capital of Northern Ireland?
• It’s capital is Belfast.
1. Where is the Isle of Man located and what is the total area of this
• The Isle of Man is located in the British Isles with a total
area of 227 square miles.
1. When did the Isle of Man enter the control of England?
• Entering the control of England took place in 1341.
1. How is the Isle of Man governed?
• It has a government composed of the lieutenant governor,
a legislative council, and a House of Keys. This is one of the
most ancient legislative assemblies in the world.
1. What is meant by European Union and how many countries are
• This is the Treaty of European Union that states the union
between seven different European countries.
1. What is the purpose of the Commonwealth of Nations?
• The purpose of it is to give consultation and cooperation.
1. How is the United Kingdom governed?
• It has a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary
1. The United Kingdom consists of what countries?
• It consists of Great Britain, England, Wales, Scotland, and
Northern Ireland.
1. What did signing the Magna Carta do for the United Kingdom?
• It gave the people certain, basic rights. This states that the
reigning King or Queen may not take these rights away.
1. What religion is the Church of England?
• The Church of England was formed on a moderate basis,
mainly from the Christian perspective.
1. When did the United Kingdom lose control of America?
• Problems with American arose in 1775 and began to
increase through 1781.
1. Why did Britain enter WWII?
• The rising threat of Nazism did not settle well with Britain.
In order to stop the madness they entered the war on
Septemer 3, 1939.
1. What is the name of the women who became Britain’s first
female Prime Minister?
• Margaret Thatcher became the first female Prime Minister.
1. What was the name of Britain’s Prime Minister that led Britain to
become one of U.S. allies after the September 11 attacks on the
World Trade Center?
• Tony Blair led Britain to become a strong ally with the
United States.
1. What is the name of the British Royal that will take over the
throne when the Queen dies?
• Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Henry

Europe Atlas- http://ph.infoplease.com/atlas/europe.html

1. What is the name of the Ocean west of IRELAND?

• The North Atlantic Ocean.
1. What is the name of the Sea south of FRANCE?
• The Mediterranean Sea.
1. What is the capital of SPAIN?
• The city of Madrid.
1. What is the name of the Sea east of the UNITED KINGDOM?
• The North Sea.
1. What is the name of the Sea west of NORWAY?
• The Norwegian Sea.
1. What is the capital of SWEDEN?
• The city of Stockholm.
1. What is the capital of ITALY?
• The city of Rome.

Austria Almanac- http://ph.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107301.html

1. What is the capital of Austria?

• The capital city is Vienna.
1. How many miles is Salzburg from Vienna?
• They are approximately 150 miles apart.
1. What seven countries border Austria?
• Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia,
Italy, and Switzerland all border Austria.
1. What is the Government of Austria?
• This country has a Federal Republic government.

Norway Almanac- http://ph.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107851.html

1. What is the capital of Norway?

• The capital city is Oslo.
1. What Sea’s border Norway?
• The Norwegian Sea is the main sea border of Norway. Next
is the North Sea which borders the Southern end of
Norway. And then the Barents Sea covers a bit of the
Northern tip.
1. What three countries border Norway?
• Norway neighbors Sweden, a bit of Finland, and a tiny bit
of Russia.
1. What is the Government of Norway?
• Norway has a Constitutional Monarchy.

Sweden Almanac- http://ph.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108008.html

1. What is the capital of Sweden?

• The capital is Stockholm.
1. What two countries border Sweden?
• Both Norway and Finland are neighbors to Sweden.
1. What is considered the Scandinavian Peninsula?
• Sweden is apart of the Scandinavian Peninsula. This is the
peninsula that includes Sweden and Norway.
1. What is the Government of Sweden?
• They have a Constitutional Monarchy.