Algeria turns off internet for high school exams

Q: Algeria turned off its internet nationwide during high school exams in a bid to tackle cheating. Where is Algeria?

Circle the area on this map

Q: The move follows widespread cheating in 2016, with questions leaked online before and during tests which help determine whether students can go to college. Algeria’s state universities are ...

A. Very expensive

B. Moderately priced

C. Tuition free

Q: Some human rights activists have called past internet shutdowns violations of civil rights. What eastern neighbor of Algeria suspended internet access to quell anti-government protests?

A. Libya

B. Mali

C. Mauritania

D. Morocco

Q: What other nation has shut down internet service in an attempt to stop exam fraud?

A. Ethiopia

B. India

C. Syria

D. All of the above

Q: In the 1970s, Algeria made school compulsory for children aged 6 to 15 years and has raised the literacy rate to about 80 percent. Children are taught in Arabic and what other language?

A. English

B. French

C. Italian

D. Spanish

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