Earthquake in Aegean Sea hits feuding neighbors

Q: An earthquake Friday in the Aegean Sea just north of the Greek island of Samos caused two deaths in Greece and more than 100 deaths in Turkey. Where is the Aegean – between Greece and Turkey – in the larger Mediterranean Sea?

Circle the area on this map

Q: The earthquake provided a temporary respite from a long feud between the governments of Turkey and Greece over many issues, including contested sovereignty in the Aegean. Most of the islands in the Aegean Sea belong to . . .

A. Greece

B. Turkey

Q: A falling wall killed two teenagers on Samos, while most of the deaths were in the Turkish city of Izmir on the coast of the Aegean. Up until the 1930s, the 3,000-year-old city was commonly called by what Greek name?

A. Athens

B. Byzantium

C. Smyrna

D. Sparta

Q: Collisions of the Earth’s tectonic plates cause the earthquakes that killed thousands in the history of Greece and Turkey. Most of Turkey sits on a tectonic plate and peninsula both named what?

A. Anatolian

B. Balkan

C. Crimean

D. Peloponnese

Q: At different times in history Greeks or Turks have ruled the Anatolian, Balkan, Crimean and Peloponnese peninsulas. The Ottoman Turks were the last to rule all of these areas. When was the Ottoman Empire finally defeated?

A. Crimean War

B. World War I

C. World War II

D. Cold War

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