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Quiz: History of the European Union

How much do you know about the EU? It contains some 7% of the world’s population yet generates over 22% of global GDP. Test your knowledge of the European Union and its history with this fun quiz now!

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  • Question of

    How many countries are European Union (EU) members?

    • 18
    • 28
    • 38
  • Question of

    What is the population of the EU?

    • Less than 100 million
    • Approximately 250 million
    • More than 500 million
  • Question of

    How many EU member states use the euro currency?

    • All 28
    • 27 (all except the UK)
    • 19
  • Question of

    The precursor to the current EU was the…

    • European Confederation
    • European Economic Community
    • Union of European States
  • Question of

    The European Economic Community (EEC) was formed in which year?

    • 1922
    • 1939
    • 1957
  • Question of

    How many members were in the original EEC?

    • 6
    • 9
    • 12
  • Question of

    The first expansion of the community came in 1973, with the accession of Ireland, the United Kingdom and…

    • Norway
    • Finland
    • Denmark
  • Question of

    Which of the following countries is not an EU member?

    • Switzerland
    • Slovakia
    • Spain
  • Question of

    Which is the most widely-spoken mother tongue in the EU?

    • English
    • German
    • French
  • Question of

    Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia all joined the Union in which year?

    • 1994
    • 1999
    • 2004
  • Question of

    To become an EU member, a country must meet which of the following criteria?

    • A stable democracy that respects human rights and the rule of law
    • A functioning market economy
    • The acceptance of EU law
    • All of the above
  • Question of

    Which of the following is an EU member?

    • Belarus
    • Lithuania
    • Ukraine
  • Question of

    What is the most common religion within the EU?

    • Roman Catholicism
    • Protestantism
    • Atheism
  • Question of

    What is the EU’s official website?



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