Lebanon slips into darkness as electricity grid shuts down

Q: Lebanon had no centrally generated electricity after fuel shortages forced its two largest power stations to shut down completely Saturday, and a government official said the electricity grid was unlikely to restart for several days. Where is the small nation of Lebanon on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea?

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Q: Before the shutdown, the state-run power company was able to provide electricity only a few hours a day in a country suffering an economic collapse that has plunged millions of Lebanese into poverty. The power company also has been plagued by corruption, with smugglers taking its fuel to sell at a profit in which country on Lebanon’s northern and eastern border?

A. Iran

B. Iraq

C. Syria

D. Turkey

Q: Lebanon also have suffered occupation by its southern neighbor ...

A. Egypt

B. Israel

C. Jordan

D. Palestine

Q: The occupations were preceded by the sectarian Lebanese Civil War, which began in 1975 and crippled Lebanon’s once-thriving economy. Which is religious sect is the largest among Lebanese citizens?

A. Catholic

B. Druze

C. Shia Muslim

D. Sunni Muslim

Q: For thousands of years, what is now Lebanon has been a major trading center and the country had a rapidly growing economy before its civil strife. What ancient seafaring traders originated on Lebanon’s coast?

A. Assyrians

B. Babylonians

C. Hittites

D. Phoenicians

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