Myanmar falls to a military coup d’etat

Q: After candidates they backed were defeated in a November election, Myanmar military leaders claimed voter fraud, arrested democratically elected officials and put the Southeast Asian nation’s the top general in charge. Where is Myanmar?

Circle the area on this map

Q: Military regimes have ruled the nation most of the years since it gained independence from British colonial rule in 1962. What was the nation called before it changed its name to Myanmar?

A. Bengal

B. Burma

C. Ceylon

D. Siam

Q: Thousands gathered Saturday to protest the coup even after the military junta shut down the internet. Which of Myanmar’s neighbors has shut off internet service to quell dissent by citizens?

A. Bangladesh

B. China

C. India

D. All of the above

Q: The Myanmar protesters took to streets of the nation’s largest city . . .

A. Bangkok

B. Dhaka

C. Vientiane

D. Yangon

Q: The protesters demanded the release of Myanmar’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi won the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize for resisting military rule. But, her international reputation has suffered for not stopping the abuse of what minority group?

A. Armenians

B. Bosniaks

C. Rohingyas

D. Uyghurs

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