North Korea faces a coronavirus crisis

Q: Impoverished, malnourished and unvaccinated, North Korea is reporting its “first” outbreak of covid-19 and said last week that 1.5 million of its people were suffering from the “fever.” Where is North Korea?

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Q: The United Nations says 40 percent of North Korea’s 25 million people are considered malnourished. What family has ruled the nation for more than 75 years?

A. Kim

B. Mao

C. Yoon

D. Xi

Q: Most hospitals in North Korea are poorly equipped and lack a reliable supply of electricity and heating – except for certain hospitals serving the nation’s elite in the capital city of ...

A. Hanoi

B. Pyongyang

C. Seoul

D. Yangon

Q: While his totalitarian regime has ignored outside offers of covid vaccines and other medical aid, Kim Jong-un criticized officials for their “immature” responses to the epidemic. While it says it is now turning out medicines and medical equipment “in a lightning way,” the government has spent most of its money on what?

A. Food production

B. Goods for the elite

C. Military expenses

D. Export products

Q: Kim ordered his government to learn from the “success” of its top ally in battling covid-19. What is North Korea’s biggest trading partner and benefactor?

A. China

B. Japan

C. Russia

D. South Korea

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