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Finland
Helsinki
Starts w/ H
France
Paris
Belgium
Brussels
Same first letter
Spain
Madrid
M
Portugal
Lisbon
L
The Netherlands
Amsterdam
Kendall!
Germany
Berlin
B
Norway
Oslo
O
Sweden
Stockholm
Same first letter
Switzerland
Bern
B
Italy
Rome
R
Austria
Vienna
V
Denmark
Copenhagen
C
Iceland
Reykjavik
R
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
L
What are the two islands off the coast of Italy?
Sicily & Sardinia
SS
Wrote the children's book "Heidi."
Johanna Spyri
Spy Kids
Wrote "Swiss Family Robinson"
Johann Wyss
Rearrange the letters of "Swiss"
Founded the International Red Cross, first person to win the Nobel Peace Prize
Dunant
The "ant" climbed the "dunes" to plant the red cross
The "Hero of Swiss Liberty"
William Tell
Rhymes with (Liberty) BELL
Cheese, chocolate, watches & music boxes
Switzerland
swiss watches
Mountains of Switzerland
Alps
A country that has no seacoast
"Land-locked"
Nations that have a policy against fighting in wars
"Neutral"
Favorite destination for daring mountain climbers
Matterhorn
Famous tower in Paris
Eiffel
French explorer who discovered the St. Lawrence River
Cartier
also a well known watch
French Scientist who taught the importance of protecting the body from germs
Louis Pasteur
We do this to milk
French scientist who discovered radium
Madame Curie
a woman
Young French peasant burned at the stake for helping France defeat England
Joan of Arc
a girl, TV show named after her
American silversmith whose family were French Huguenots
Paul Revere
PR
Leader of the Protestant Reformation in France
John Calvin
has a stuffed tiger named Hobbes
French war hero from WWII who set up the Fifth Republic
General Charles de Gaulle
a general
Highest mountain peak in the Alps
Mont Blanc
It's so high, we can't see it. The sky looks BLANK
Leader of the Nazi party in Germany during WWII
Hitler
very bad man
German musician, "Father of Modern Music"
Bach
scratch my father's BACK
German musician who wrote "The Messiah"
Handel
Can you handle singing The Messiah?
German musician who wrote music even after he turned deaf
Beethoven
Beets can't hear
German who was one of the greatest scientists ever
Einstein
If someone is dumb, you might say, being sarcastic, "Way to go, ..." Also, the dog on "Back to the Future"
Germany is often called...
Land of the Reformation
"Land of the . . . (Because that's where Martin Luther is from)
German city that was divided after WWII
Berlin
Capital city
Europe's most important inland waterway
Rhine
Rhinos are very important
Europe's 2nd longest river
Danube
Danny is the 2nd longest one in our family
Europe's longest river
Volga
Starts with a V
Spanish bullfighters
"Matadors"
Picture Uncle Matt fighting a bull
First explorer to sail around the world
Magellan
That's why GPS locators in your car have this brand name
The peninsula of Spain & Portugal
Iberian
Starts with I
The mountains that divide Spain from the rest of Europe
Pyrenees
Spain is separated from Europe by a "pair of knees"
The body of water between the Iberian Peninsula and Africa
Strait of Gibraltar
the Rock of __________
Huge swamp in southern Spain
The Tidelands
Starts with T
Region of Spain known for its oranges
Valencia
Starts with V
The only country that borders Portugal
Spain
Starts with S
Capital of Greece
Athens
Where the last Olympics were held
Italian artist who painted the "Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper"
da Vinci
The _______ Code
Italian artist who painted the Sistine Chapel
Michelangelo
"Mike" painted "angels" on the ceiling
First European to travel all the way across Asia
Marco Polo
maybe he swam across Asia, shouting his name as he went?
Great Italian scientist who proved that the earth revolves around the sun
Galileo
Think of a Queen song
"Home of the Renaissance"
Italy
That's why it's called the Italian Renaissance
Leaning Tower of
Pisa
not pizza!
Italian city known for its canals and gondolas
Venice
Starts with V
Mainland Europe's only active volcano
Mt. Vesuvius
V is for Volcano
Fascist leader of Italy during WWII
Mussolini
He went so fast his hair got "mussed" up
After the Pilgrims left England, they spent several years here before leaving for the New World
the Netherlands
"Never" mind, king, we're leaving to another "land"
Another name for The Netherlands -- a country famous for flowers, windmills and lowlands
Holland
starts w/ H
The people of the Netherlands
Dutch
the "Duchess" of Neverland
A dam-like barrier made of earth and stone
dike
i rode by BIKE across the dam
Long, narrow inlet of the sea with high, rocky banks
fjord
kinda sounds like a make of car
Temporary shelter made of ice blocks
igloo
eskimos sometimes live in them
"Land of the Midnight Sun"
Norway
No WAY! the sun is still up?
"Land of Fire and Ice"
Iceland
ICE is a big hint
This country owns Greenland
Denmark
Mark owns Greenland?!
The world's largest island
Greenland
The large, green island
Nomadic people in northern Norway, Sweden and Finland, who herd reindeer
Lapps
The reindeer have to run laps to stay in shape
Permanently frozen ground
permafrost
PERMAnently FROzen
The far northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, and the interior of Iceland are _____ regions
Tundra
Europe is known as the ...
"Birthplace of Western Civilization"
birthplace of ...
Two types of governments in Eastern Europe
Republics and Constitutional Monarchies
What the US is, and a country with a king or queen
The 5 peninsulas of Europe
Scandinavian (Norway & Sweden)
Jutland (Denmark)
Iberian (Spain & Portugal)
Apennine (Italy)
Balkan (Greece)
Sam Just Invited A Baby (S - J - I - A - B)
High, broad arid plateau that covers most of Spain (Spanish for "plateau")
Meseta
Starts w/ M
Two main exports of Spain
oranges and olives
both start w/ O
Spanish author who wrote "Don Quixote"
Cervantes
Starts w/ C
King of Spain
Juan Carlos
Has the same initials as Jesus Christ, the King of the Jews
Spanish explorer who discovered the New World
Columbus
usually credited with discovering "America"
Spanish explorer who discovered the Pacific Ocean
Balboa
He was a "bald snake"
First Spaniard to land on the mainland of North America
Ponce De Leon
Landed in St. Augustine, a county in Florida is named after him
Spanish explorer who conquered Mexico for Spain
Cortez
Last name of the Spy Kids
Spanish explorer who founded Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mendoza
and then he DOZED off
Spanish explorer who discovered the Mississippi River
DeSoto
There is lots of SODA in the Mississippi
Spanish explorer who founded the city of St. Augustine, Florida
Menendez
Starts with M
Very important Portugese seaport
Oporto
Sounds like "port"
The Age of Discovery was started by Portugal's King John I. His son, ______, led the way in the great age of exploration.
Prince Henry the Navigator
He navigated his way over the sea
First European to sail to India by going around Africa
Vasco de Gama
It was all a GAME to him
Northern Italian valley drained by the Po River
Po Valley
sounds Chinese, the answer is in the question
Europe's highest active volcano
Mr. Etna
also the name of an insurance company (spelled differently) -- don't confuse this with the mainlands only active volcano, Vesuvius
Form of government that lets people keep their private propert but takes away their freedoms
Fascism
It's a FAST way to take away freedom
Independent state that is world headquarters for the Roman Catholic Church, in Rome
Vatican City
Picture the Pope sitting in a vat of holy water
World's largest Catholic church building
St. Peter's Basilica
Named after one of the Apostles
boats used to transport people around the city of venice
gondola
Picture Gonzo in a boat
Largest Greek island
Crete
Sounds a lot like the word "Greek" but starts with a C
Europe's highest peak
Elbrus
My elbow sticks up higher than the rest of my arm
Queen who was beheaded during the French Revolution
Queen Antoinette
Pretty name, starts with A
Reformed Protestants in France
Huguenots
Big people
Movement in France where philosophers challenged authority, government and religion
The Enlightenment
turn the light on
French philosophers who were part of the Enlightenment movement -- taught that man must apply human reasoning to all areas of human life (humanism)
Voltaire and Rousseau
V & R
One of history's most ruthless dictators, who ruled France after the French Revolution overturned the monarchy
Napoleon Bonaparte
often pictured with a big hat and his hand stuck into his vest -- he was "dynamite"!
A person who believes that business and industry should be taken away from individual owners and given to the government
Socialist
They are very social people
Famous cathedral in Paris
Notre Dame
There is no hunchback there
Largest art museum in the world
The Louvre
I LOVE Art!
Mozart, Haydn, Schubert and Strauss were all composers who lived and performed in this capital city
Vienna
capital of Austria
Country that ruled Germany during the 1600's - 1700's
Prussia
Sounds like Russia
Famous king of Prussia who made Prussia a world power in the 1700's
Frederick the Great
But you can call him Fred
Emperor of Germany is called the "____"
"Kaiser"
a roll (and a King in My Favorite Year!)
Another name for Nazi's
National Socialist Party
NSP
Two sides of World War II
Allies and Axis
Both start with A
Wall which the communists built to separate Communist East Germany from free West Germany.
Berlin Wall
named after the city where it was built
Large forest in Germany that is the imaginary home of many storybook characters such as Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and Hansel & Gretel.
Black Forest
there is a cake named after this forest -- opposite of (snow) WHITE
What the Dutch used to pump water out from behind the dikes
windmills
uses wind power
Father of Dutch Liberties
William the Silent, the Prince of Orange
Bill is quiet when he eats his free dutch oranges
wooden shoes worn by the Dutch
klompen
the sound they make when you walk around on wood
"One of the best books about Holland ever written" -- even though it was written by an American
"Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates"
it's about skates
Fierce warriors who lived on the Scandinavian peninsula
Vikings
Now they live in Minnesota!
The world's largest lake
Caspian
Think of a famous cartoon ghost
Wrote many children's stories like "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Snow Queen"
Hans Christian Anderson
Was probably a CHRISTIAN
Most of the tundra is north of the Arctic Circle in the ______ ____
Frigid Zone
Which is where our reFRIGerator gets its name
An area of low, wet, soft land
marsh, swamp or bog
the Everglades is one of these
A point on the mountain where it is so cold, trees can't grow there
Timber Line
Justin's last name -- he can't grow trees
Used to be called Eskimos, people who live in the tundra of Greenland, Siberia, Alaska and Canada
Inuit
I knew it!
Three main language groups of Europe
Romance, Germanic and Slavik
Those romantic Germans slobber all over the place!
The 3 main international languages
English, Spanish and French
Two are spoken frequently here in the states, the other is international because the people there refuse to learn English