More autonomy for Corsica gets a boost

Q: President Emmanuel Macron said last week his government could consider changes in the relationship between mainland France and the island of Corsica, which seeks greater autonomy. Where is Corsica, the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea?

Circle the area on this map

Q: Corsica was an independent republic briefly before it was incorporated into the French state in 1789. Earlier it the island was ruled by . . .

A. Carthaginians

B. Greeks

C. Romans

D. All of the above

Q: Corsica’s nationalist parties want France to make Corsican an official language. Corsican is related to a dialect spoken in the Tuscany region. Where is Tuscany?

A. France

B. Greece

C. Italy

D. Spain

Q: What historic military leader was born on Corsica?

A. Julius Caesar

B. Napoleon Bonaparte

C. Hannibal

D. All of the above

Q: Corsica is part of Metropolitan France which is . . .

A. European France

B. France’s autonomous regions

C. France’s island territories

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