Philippines and U.S. hold largest-ever military drill

Q: In the face of aggressive territorial claims by China, the Philippines and United States have been holding their biggest combined military exercises yet. Where are the Philippine islands?

Circle the area on this map

Q: China claims most of the South China Sea as its territory, overlapping claims by the Philippines and five other neighboring states. The South China Sea borders the Philippines mainly to the ...

A. North

B. East

C. South

D. West

Q: The governments of the Philippines, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia have clashed over fishing, oil and gas development, trade, and military control in the South China Sea. About how much of the world’s maritime trade travels through the sea?

A. 10%

B. 25%

C. 33%

D. 50%

Q: After a Chinese coast guard ship allegedly hit a Philippine patrol vessel with a military-grade laser that briefly blinded some of its crew earlier this year, the United States renewed its pledge to help the Philippines defend its 7,641 islands. Which geography term describes the Philippines?

A. Archipelago

B. Atoll

C. Aquiclude

D. Antipode

Q: The Philippines also agreed this year to a larger American military presence in its islands amid worries about China’s moves in the South China Sea and its increasing threats against which island across the Luzon Strait?

A. Leyete

B. Luzon

C. Mindanao

D. Taiwan

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