Jet ski tourists shot dead off coast of Algeria

Q: Two tourists vacationing at a Morocco beach resort were shot dead by Algeria’s coastguard after they strayed into Algerian waters on water scooters. Another tourist was arrested, and a fourth swam back to Moroccan territory. Where is Algeria, the largest country in Africa?

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Q: The border between the North African nations has been closed since 1994 in a dispute over Morocco’s claims to the territory of Western Sahara. Which sea were the four men on during the deadly encounter?

A. Arabian

B. Black

C. Mediterranean

D. Red

Q: Algeria and Morocco have had border disputes dating back to the days of French colonization and even fought each other in the “Sand War” of 1963. Before the French, Algeria was invaded many times. Which of these empires did NOT once rule Algeria?

A. British

B. Byzantine

C. Ottoman

D. Roman

Q: The Barbary Coast was the name once given to the Mediterranean coastal region of Morocco, Algeria, Tunis and western Libya. The name came from what indigenous group native to North Africa?

A. Barbudans

B. Berbers

C. Bengals

D. Bulgars

Q: The Algerian government has supported indigenous Sahrawi people fighting Morocco’s 1975 annexation of Western Sahara. Which nation had ruled Western Sahara as a colony from 1884 to 1975?

A. France

B. Germany

C. Italy

D. Spain

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