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About 90 percent of the people of Hungary are members of which ethnic group
a) Germans
b) Magyars
c) Rokmans
d) Slavs

Today, most of Eastern Europe's ethnic groups are descendants of the
a) Germans.
b) Greeks.
c) Romans.
d) Slavs.

How does the European Union support Europe's cultural community?
a) The EU organizes concerts and provides funding for cultural events that bring Europeans together.
b) The EU provides Internet access to documents that date from the 1500s.
c) both of the above
d) none of the above; The EU is concerned with economic and political issues.

Prague and Budapest are similar in each of the following ways EXCEPT
a) they are both located on the Danube River.
b) they both produced famous composers.
c) they are both important centers for theater and the arts.
d) they both have long histories and rich cultural traditions.

Most Western Europeans work as
a) farmers or miners.
b) factory or service workers.
c) merchants or famers.
d) teachers or social workers.

Why has movement throughout much of Eastern Europe always been easy?
a) It was the first part of Europe to have modern roads and highways.
b) It was the first part of Europe to have railroads and airports.
c) There are few mountains or other natural barriers.
d) Most of Europe's rivers and seaports are located there.

Where did most of the Czechs live in Czechoslovakia?
a) in Bohemia and Moravia.
b) in Bavaria and Montenegro
c) in Slovakia
d) in Chechnya

Western Europe is growing in prosperity because
a) people and goods can flow freely from one nation to another.
b) Europe has a large labor pool that can produce goods cheaply.
c) euros make it cheaper to buy foreign goods.
d) the countries are close together.

Which of the following Eastern European countries is almost entirely Slavic?
a) Albania
b) Croatia
c) Hungary
d) Romania

Why did many people move to cities during the Industrial Revolution?
a) Factories were located in cities, and the factories needed workers.
b) There were housing shortages in the countryside.
c) They wanted to get an education for themselves and their children.
d) Land shortages made it hard to buy enough land to make farming profitable.

Which of the following was one of the strengths of the old Soviet Union?
a) its agricultural program
b) its artistic achievements
c) its educational system
d) its record on environmental safety

Where do most of Russia's 60 other ethnic groups live?
a) in Siberia
b) near Finland and Turkey
c) in the heavily populated western areas
d) far from the heavily populated western areas

Which of the following changes affected farming in Western Europe around the time of the Industrial Revolution?
a) the clearing of forests
b) the growth of cities
c) the invention of better farm machines
d) the expansion of markets in the new colonies

How are Russians connecting with their past?
a) There is renewed interest in communism.
b) They have rediscovered the propaganda art of the Soviet period.
c) They are returning to the Russian Orthodox Church.
d) The Russian royal family has returned and been granted ceremonial powers.

To which ethnic group do most Russians belong?
a) Mongol
b) Russian Slavs
c) Indo-European
d) Siberian

How has immigration changed the cultures of Western Europe?
a) It has had no effect.
b) European countries have become multicultural.
c) European cultures are slowly dying and being replaced by foreign cultures.
d) Laws have been passed to force immigrants to adopt Western European cultures and languages.

Why did Czechoslovakia split into two separate nations?
a) The Czechs wanted to return to a pro-Soviet communist government.
b) The Velvet Revolution threatened to overthrow the democratic government.
c) The Czechs and Slovaks had different ideas about their futures.
d) The Slovaks wanted to join with Hungary and Yugoslavia, but the Czechs did not.

What steps has the Russian Federation taken to keep the country unified?
a) It has given many ethnic groups the right to rule themselves.
b) It has refused to give ethnic groups the right to rule themselves.
c) It has forced minority ethnic groups to adopt the Russian language and Russian customs.
d) The Federation is working hard to become a multicultural organization and ensure that all citizens feel that they are Russian

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