Vanuatu flotilla begins evacuating islanders from volcano

Q: A flotilla of boats Sunday began rescuing people from Vanuatu’s island of Ambae in the South Pacific Ocean as an erupting volcano polluted many of the island’s sources of drinking water. Which of these oceans is the Pacific?

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Q: Islanders boarded ferries, canoes and commercial vessels bound for the safety of surrounding islands. Vanuatu is chain of 82 islands formed by volcanoes. What is the geographic term for an island chain?

A. Archipelago

B. Bight

C. Cape

D. Defile

Q: The Vanuatu government wants all 11,000 Ambae islanders evacuated by Oct. 6. It is expecting help from the world’s sixth-largest country which lies about 1,000 miles to the west. What is that nation?

A. Australia

B. China

C. India

D. Russia

Q: The Manaro Voui volcano, the nation’s largest, was seen hurling steam and rocks into the air above Ambae on Saturday. Vanuatu is on a very large geologically active region known as the . . .

A. Australian Rift

B. Queen Charlotte Fault

C. Ring of Fire

D. Tectonic Terror

Q: The Ambae evacuation by a flotilla of small boats was compared with the evacuation of Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk during World War II. Where is Dunkirk?

A. Belgium

B. France

C. Germany

D. Italy

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