China locks down 50 million people as new virus spreads

Q: Chinese officials have placed 50 million people in a virtual lockdown and warned that a new coronavirus could soon start spreading at an even faster rate. It has sickened around 3,000 people worldwide and killed at least 80 people in China. Where is China?

Circle the area on this map

Q: A handful of travelers from China have been diagnosed with the illness in other countries including the United States and China’s tiny neighbor Nepal. Nepal lies in which mountain range?

A. Andes

B. Balkans

C. Himalayas

D. Urals

Q: In its efforts to control the spread of the pneumonia-like virus, the Chinese government is attempting the largest quarantine in history. The government’s travel ban affects about 50 million people – that is roughly equal to the population of which European country on the Iberian Peninsula?

A. Greece

B. Italy

C. Norway

D. Spain

Q: In addition to the Hubei travel restrictions, China also has shut down many tourist attractions including the Forbidden City in the nation’s capital . . .

A. Beijing

B. Hong Kong

C. Shanghai

Q: With a population of more than 1.4 billion people, China is the most populous nation. With an area of about 3.7 million square miles, it is just about the same size as . . .

A. Australia

B. Brazil

C. Canada

D. United States

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