Volcanic eruption rocks Canary Islands

Q: A volcano erupted last week, forcing thousands to flee lava flows, and ash clouds closed an airport on one of the Canary Islands near the west coast of Africa. Where is this archipelago?

Circle the area on this map

Q: A popular subtropical tourist destination, the Canary Islands are an autonomous community of which nation?

A. Algeria

B. Morocco

C. Portugal

D. Spain

Q: Those Spanish ships sailed to the Canaries to take advantage of the ...

A. Gulf stream

B. Slave trade

C. Trade winds

D. Tropical storms

Q: The Canary Islands were formed by volcanic eruptions and may have been visited by the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Carthaginians, and the Romans. The Romans named the islands “Canariae Insulae” after what kind of animal?

A. Birds

B. Cats

C. Dogs

D. Fish

Q: Besides dealing with flowing lava and volcanic ash, Canary Islanders are coping with a growing wave of ...

A. African migrants

B. British trash shipments

C. Chinese fishing boats

D. Dutch tax dodgers

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