Case Study Italy (Comparing North and South) 2
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Case Study Italy (Comparing North and South) 2

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South Italy boasts a unique and diverse culture. It has many tourist attractions, in particular the ruins of ancient Pompeii, one of the world's most visited tourist attractions.

Try our second Geography quiz on comparisons between North and South Italy.

1.
The scheme set up in 1950 to help poorer areas is called what?
Fund for the South
Mezzogiorno Regeneration
Mille Miglia
Sicilian Salvation
In Italian it is called 'Cassa per il Mezzogiorno'
2.
Which is a human factor influencing life in the south?
Drainage
Old-fashioned farming methods
Relief
Rock type
The other three are physical factors
3.
Which statement does not apply to industries setting up in the south?
Few local skilled workers
High transport costs to market
Lack of Government grants
Workers absent, especially at harvest time
Many companies were attracted by generous grants
4.
What has happened to southern Italy's large farming estates?
They have been burnt
They have been shared out amongst landless peasants
They have been sold for housing
They have been turned into industrial estates
5.
Which of these is not true of the north?
Low wheat yields
Many food processing factories
Many skilled workers
Wealthy markets nearby
6.
The main rock in the south is what?
Granite
Limestone
Sandstone
Slate
Limestone is permeable so soil is very thin and dry
7.
Why have trees been planted on hillsides in the south?
To create picnic areas
To help squirrels survive
To provide shade from the hot sun
To reduce soil erosion
8.
What item is not made from farm produce from northern Italy?
Asti Spumante wine
Dijon mustard
Gorgonzola cheese
Parma ham
Dijon is in France
9.
What name has been given to the poor south of Italy?
Macho Cornetto
Mato Grosso
Mezzogiorno
Mezzosoprano
10.
Which is not a feature of farming in northern Italy?
Fertile soils
Highly mechanized
Plenty of water for irrigation
Steep slopes eroded by heavy rain
The north is a flat plain
Author:  Jan Crompton

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