Valentine’s Day roses courtesy of Colombia

Q: The majority of roses Americans give one another on Valentine’s Day, roughly 200 million in all, are grown in Colombia. Where is Colombia?

Circle the area on this map

Q: The roses are grown in thousands of acres of white-tarped greenhouses under 12 hours of natural sunlight at an 8,400-foot altitude outside Colombia’s capital city . . .

A. Bogota

B. Caracas

C. Lima

D. Quito

Q: The explosion of rose production in Colombia has put most U.S. rose growers out of business. Which state is the top producer of cut flowers?

A. Alabama

B. Arizona

C. California

D. Florida

Q: Colombia’s flower industry bloomed thanks to a U.S. effort to disrupt what export from that nation?

A. Cannabis

B. Cocaine

C. Heroin

D. Methamphetamines

Q: The United States buys nearly all of Colombia’s roses, and it is the world’s biggest consumer of cocaine. Which neighbor of Colombia has become the second-largest cocaine consumer?

A. Brazil

B. Ecuador

C. Peru

D. Venezuela

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