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European Union Expansion: Events & Timelines

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Which of the following is NOT one of the founding nations of the European Coal and Steel Community that later evolved into the EU?

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1. Why was the Maastricht Treaty significant for the European Union?

2. How did the view of the United Kingdom differ from that of France on European integration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There is a lot of history behind the formation and expansion of the European Union (EU), and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of it as well as the state of its member nations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on events and details involving:

  • Founding nations of the European Coal and Steel Community
  • Adoption of the Euro
  • Nations that joined the EU in 2004
  • Failure of EU economies

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - know the EU nations that did and did not adopt the Euro as currency
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the formation of the EU and the state of EU economies
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can accurately identify key facts from the reading, such as the name of the agreement that removed the word 'economic' from the European Community

Additional Learning

To learn more about the EU, review the accompanying lesson called European Union Expansion: Events & Timelines. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify key details of the EU's formation
  • Know the original nations of the EU and the nations that joined by the 1990s
  • Understand the effect of the Maastricht Treaty
  • Recognize the significance of the Treaty of Amsterdam
  • Define the current state of the EU
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