Europe Atlas Exercise Key

 

1. Turn to the Table of Contents.  In the World Thematic Maps section find the page number for the Tectonics, Volcanics, Earthquakes map.  Turn to this map and interpret it to answer the following questions.

 

      What kind of plate boundary is in the eastern Mediterranean Sea? __ ______________

 

      What process occurs at this boundary? ____ ____________

 

      Which of Europe’s landform regions did this process create? ____ ______________

 

2. Now use the Climate Regions map to answer the following questions.

 

      Chico’s latitude is ~40°N.  Which 5 European countries share this latitude? _______ _____

 

      The British Isles, SW Scandinavia, and much of Western Europe have the same climate found in what part of

 

      the western US? __ ____What is the name of this climate? ____ ______

     

 

3. Now look the Table of Contents again. .  In the Europe section of the Regional Maps find the page number for the Europe Population map.  Turn to this map and interpret it to answer the following questions.

 

      What would be a more precise name for this map? ____ _________________

 

      What regions of Europe are most sparsely populated? _ _____

 

      Why? __ ____

 

      Europe’s region of greatest population density resembles a “T” that stretches from Glasgow to Sicily and from Lille to Kiev.  Look through your atlas and find two maps that, at least partially, explain this density distribution. Explain your choice of maps.   

 

      First map: _

 

      Second map: __