1970 - 1979: The First Enlargement of the European Union


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Which of the following correctly lists the three states added to the EEC during the 1970s?

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1. What sector of the economy was the ERM created to control?

2. In 1979, the European Parliament _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The European Economic Community (EEC) was formed through the cooperation of several different countries, and this quiz will test your understanding of how economic policies changed to include new members, promote trade and manage resources.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess your understanding of:

  • Founding countries and new additions
  • The exchange-rate mechanism's effect on the economy
  • Voting practices to include all of the EEC countries
  • The European Regional Development Fund
  • The effect of the energy crisis in the mid-1970s

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the expansion of the European Economic Community
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding economic policies and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as exchange-rate mechanism and European Economic Community
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the development of the European Economic Community

Additional Learning

Learn more by reading the accompanying lesson on the enlargement of the European Economic Community. The following objectives are covered:

  • Understand the Common Agricultural Policy
  • Define the exchange-rate mechanism
  • Know how new members were accepted into the EEC
  • Define the European Regional Development Fund
  • Understand the open voting policy for EEC citizens