The British Isles *Define

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World Geography
Reading Guide: 14.1 (p. 305-309)
Mr. Wiggins
NAME:
HOUR:
The British Isles
*Define the following terms.
Sequent Occupance:
Famine:
Constitutional Monarchy:
Nationalized:
*Question & Answer:
1. What two countries make up the British Isles?
a.
b.
2. The United Kingdom is often referred to as
.
3. What four political units make up the United Kingdom?
4. Put the following groups that have influenced the British Isles in the correct chronological order.
Also, this is an example of
(one of the terms you defined above)
Saxons/Anglos
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Celts
Romans
Vikings
France (Normandy)
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5. What military advantage enabled Britain to colonize ¼ of the world’s land during the 1800s?
6. How did the British benefit from its global colonies during the 1800s? Give two.
a.
b.
7. What culture traits did the British spread throughout their empire? Give at least three.
a.
b.
c.
8. How do Ireland and the United Kingdom differ in regards to religion? BE SPECIFIC!
9. What two factors have helped Ireland attract large amounts of foreign investment that has allowed their
economy to develop beyond farming?
a.
b.
10. As you’ll notice in the last section of 14.1, Northern Ireland’s majority population is British Protestant
with a minority population that is Irish Catholic. Answer the following that relates to this:
a. What do the Irish Catholics of Northern Ireland (1) want and (2) why do they want it?
1.
2.
b. Why do you think the British Protestants of Northern Ireland do not agree with what the Irish
Catholics want? Think about it, the answer has to do with majority status.
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