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Spain's most famous writer

Sir Vontas
the first European to sail to India by going around Africa

Vasco Da Gama
famous for paining the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper

Leonardo
famous for painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and for sculpting David and Moses


Micalangelo



Italian who was one of the founders of modern science

Galileo
Italy's fascist dictator during World War II

Mussolini
Known for the discovery of radium
Madame Marie Curie

a young French peasant girl who helped win a great victory
Joan of Arc
ruthless French dictator who tried to conquer the world

Napolean
World War II hero who later became president of France's Fifth Republic

Charlie de Gaulle
legendary hero of Swiss independence
William Tell

founder of the international Red Cross

Jean Henria Dunant

perhaps the greatest scientific genius of the twentieth century

albert einstein
the "Father of Dutch Liberties"

William the Silent
windmills, tulips, the Hague

Netherlands

matadors, the Meseta, oranges, olives

spain

gondolas, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Renaissance

Italy
the effel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre

France
cheese, chocolates, watches, music boxes

switzerland

"Land of the Midnight Sun"

Norway

"Land of Fire and Ice"

Iceland

Bavarian Alps, Black forest

Germany

What is Europe's highest active volcano? Mainland Europe's only active volcano?

Mt. Vesuvius

What two large islands are located off of the coast of Italy?

Sicily and Sardinia



What is the name of the independent state located within the city of Rome?


Vatican
What church is headquartered in Vatican?

St Peter Basilicia
Name two famous Italian composers
Verdi and Puccini
Name two famous Dutch painters

Rembrandt and Vermeer
what group of people from England lived for a time in the Netherlands before coming to the New World?

Pilgrims

Who were the fierce warriors living in Scandinavia during the Middle ages?
vikings

Which country extends farther north than any other Western European country?
Norway
Which is the largest Scandinavian country?

Sweden
What is the world's largest island?
Greenland

what Scandinavian country owns the worlds largest island?

Denmark
What is Europe's most mountainous country?

Switzerland
which country is one of Europe's oldest republics?

Switzerland
During World War I, who led Germany?

Adolf Hitler

What alliance did Germany belong to?
Central Powers
What were the countries fighting against Germany called?

Allies

Which German city was divided after World War II?

Berlin
What are Europe's three main language groups?

German


French


Italian

What are the two international languages?

French

What do we call the part of the New World where Spanish and Portuguese are spoken?

Italian

What language is not a part of the three main language groups?

Latin

What language which is no longer spoken formed the basis for the Romance languages?

LAtin American

Europe's largest mountain range

Alps

the highest peak in Europe

Mt. Elvurs

The highest peak in the Alps

Mount Blanc
the mountain peak expert climbers like to challenge

Matterhorn

Europe's most important inland waterway

Rhine
the huge swamp south of Seville, Spain

Tiedlands

formed by the Rock of Gibraltar and a similar mountain in northern Africa

Pillar of Hercules
a special kind of oak; its bark is harvested about every 10 years

Cork
a form of government that allows private property but takes away people's freedoms

Socialist
A French movement that rebelled against authority and promoted humanism

Gondola
A dam-like barrier made of earth and stone
dikes
wooden shoes worn by Dutch farmers
klompen
a temporary shelter made of ice blocks

igloos
Bull fighters

matadors

a stretch of high lands that separates the river basin




Divide

the protestants in France were later known as __________

Huguenots

When the government takes care of the people. The government provides jobs, medical care, child care and other services

Socialist

a country that has no sea coast

landlocked

The Nazis

National Socialist Party
long narrow inlets of the sea with high rocky banks


fjord

permanently frozen ground

permafrost
a point on a mountain or a polar regions beyond which trees cannot grow because of the cold

timber line