1980 - 1989: The Fall of Berlin Wall


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Which of the following correctly lists the EEC's three new member states added in the 1980s?

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1. What was the Single European Act's main goal?

2. The president of which EEC country was a vocal critic of admitting new members?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How did Europe overcome political and social obstacles in the 1980s as it struggled to keep the area integrated for economic purposes? You will be quizzed about events in Europe that impacted the union of several European nations.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • New member states that were added to the European Economic Community (EEC)
  • The goal of the Single European Act and why it was created
  • Which country's president spoke out against adding new members to the EEC
  • Questions facing the EEC in the 1980s

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension: ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson detailing the major events of the 1980s that influenced the EEC
  • Information recall: access the knowledge you've gained regarding the changes in Europe during the 1980s
  • Knowledge application: use your knowledge to answer questions about major political and economic developments in Europe during this decade

Additional Learning

To learn more about Europe in the 1980s, review the accompanying lesson called 1980 - 1989: The Fall of Berlin Wall. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • The three nations who joined the EEC in the early and mid-80s
  • Opposition to EEC expansion
  • The Single European Act of 1986
  • Unrest over trade unions in Poland
  • The fall of communism
  • The taking down of the Berlin Wall