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EU- introductory quiz Business English English

1. In which city are the Commission headquarters located?


a. Strasbourg
b. Brussels
c. Amsterdam
d. Copenhagen

2. In which city are the European Parliament headquarters


located?
a. Bonn
b. Strasbourg
c. Frankfurt
d. Brussels

3. What is another name for the Council of European Union?


a. Council of State
b. Council of Europe
c. Council of ministers
d. European Council

4. What is the common term by which the EU takes in more countries?


a. enlargement
b. broadening
c. expansion
d. integration

5. What is the ECSC?


a. an agreement on weapons
b. an agreement on cross-border trade
c. an agreement on immigration
d. an agreement on steel and coal production

6. How many commissioners were there on the Commission between 1995 and late
2004?
a. 25
b. 18
c. 20
d. 30

7. What was the name of the EU’s chief founding father?


a. Winston Churchill
b. Charles de Gaulle
c. Jean Monnet
d. Konrad Adenaur
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8. What does ECB stand for?


a. European Central Bank
b. European Capital Bank
c. European Corporate Bank
d. European Criminal Bureau

9. In which city is the ECB located?


a. London
b. Stockholm
c. Hamburg
d. Frankfurt

10. What is a Europhile?


a. a person who admires the EU
b. an EU department
c. an EU document
d. a person who criticizes the EU

11. What is a portfolio?


a. a post held by an MEP
b. a post held by a commissioner
c. a type of directive
d. a type of committee

12. Ecofin is…


a. a group of MEP’s
b. a group of Finnish ecologists
c. a group of ministers
d. a draft EU constitution

13. How many MEP’s may sit in the European Parliament?


a. 616
b. 732
c. 766
d. 872

14. QMV is…


a. a system of weighted voting
b. a level of qualification for civil servants
c. a quality control system for manufactured goods
d. a vetoing system
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15. Unanimity is…


a. where everyone agrees
b. where the person’s identity remains hidden
c. a joint-decision procedure
d. an international agreement

16. Comitology is…


a. an EU court procedure
b. a committee practice
c. study of EU regulations
d. a study of EU jargon

17. A Commissioner’s private office is called his...


a. secretariat
b. DG
c. cabinet
d. secondment

18. The most common term for a major EU agreement


is
a. agreement
b. convention
c. treaty
d. contract

19. Concours are…


a. competitive examinations
b. bankruptcies within the EU
c. complete agreement in the European Parliament
d. elections for presidents

20. Directives are…


a. new EU laws to be implemented as instructed
b. new EU laws to be implemented as seen fit at national level
c. new EU laws acting only retrospectively
d. new EU recommendations
21. Coreper is…
a. a group of temporary staff
b. a system of recruitment
c. permanent representation in the Council
d. permanent representation in the Commission
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22. One of the Pillars of the EU is


a. economic and monetary union
b. common foreign and security policy
c. the Lome Convention
d. the common market

23. The most common procedure today for decision-making in the EU is…
a. the co-operation procedure
b. the assent procedure
c. the consultation procedure
d. the co-decision procedure

24. The term Communities refers to …


a. the Maastricht Treaty
b. the Member States
c. the EU institutions
d. the major agreements signed in Paris and Rome

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