Tensions rise as deaths soar in Turkey earthquake

Q: As the death toll soared past 30,000 people in last week’s devastating earthquake in Turkey, tensions grew over charges of slow disaster response by the government and a history of shoddy building construction. Where is Turkey?

Circle the area on this map

Q: A United Nations official warned the earthquake death toll could double in Turkey and which country on its southern border?

A. Armenia

B. Greece

C. Iran

D. Syria

Q: Turkey’s government arrested more than 100 contractors amid the uproar over extensive building collapses, including those built in recent years. Unrest over the disaster could threaten the political future of Turkey’s president, who faces a tough reelection battle in May. Who is the president of Turkey?

A. Bashar Assad

B. Recep Tayyip Erdogan

C. Benjamin Netanyahu

D. Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Q: The first foreign government minister to visit Turkey offering aid after last week’s earthquake came from a long-time rival country which also has a history of earthquakes. Turks and which other people have a history of conflict going back more than a thousand years?

A. Greeks

B. Israelis

C. Russians

D. Syrians

Q: Most of Turkey is in Anatolia, which is a ...

A. Desert

B. Isthmus

C. Peninsula

D. Strait

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