Wildfires spread as extreme heat grips Mediterranean

Q: Thousands of people were evacuated last week from wildfires in France, Spain, Portugal and Morocco as temperatures soared as high as 116 degrees in nations around the Mediterranean. Where is the Mediterranean Sea?

Circle the area on this map

Q: The searing heatwave showed no sign of easing. The Mediterranean Sea is at latitudes 30 degrees to 45 degrees North, a range that encompasses many U.S. states. The Mediterranean extends about as far north as which city on the Mississippi River?

A. Saint Paul, Minnesota

B. St. Louis, Missouri

C. Cairo, Illinois

D. Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Q: Extreme heat and extreme cold are rare in the British Isles. What gives the islands their mild climate?

A. Gulf Stream

B. North Atlantic Current

C. Ocean gyre

D. All of the above

Q: The southern portion of the North Atlantic’s ocean gyre brought Christopher Columbus to the islands of the Caribbean Sea. What else have these Trade Winds brought to the Americas?

A. African slaves

B. Saharan dust

C. Tropical storms

D. All of the above

Q: Both Morocco in Africa and its neighbor Spain in Europe faced raging wildfires and severe heat last week. What lies between the mainlands of Morocco and Spain?

A. Bight

B. Isthmus

C. Strait

D. Tombolo

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