Iceland shaken by a ‘swarm’ of earthquakes

Q: More than 20,000 earthquakes have been recorded in Iceland since Feb. 24, raising fears of new volcanic eruptions. Where is the North Atlantic island nation of Iceland?

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Q: Similar tremors have been observed ahead of past volcanic eruptions in Iceland. The nation has many volcanoes and earthquakes because it straddles …

A. Europe and North America

B. Mid-Altantic Ridge

C. Tectonic plates

D. All of the above

Q: While it sits on a geologic boundary, Iceland is generally considered part of which continent?

A. Europe

B. North America

Q: Most of the men that settled Iceland in the 9th and 10th centuries were from western Norway, according to historical and DNA records. Where did most of the women originate?

A. France and Germany

B. Greenland and Canada

C. Ireland and Scotland

D. Norway and Sweden

Q: Both Iceland and its neighboring island Greenland were once ruled by the king of Norway and later taken over by which nation?

A. Britain

B. Denmark

C. Sweden

D. United States

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