Libya flooding leaves thousands dead and missing

Q: Torrential rains last week caused two dams to burst in Libya, killing thousands of people as it destroyed much of the coastal city of Derna, carrying entire neighborhoods into the sea. Where is the North African country of Libya?

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Q: After a decade of civil war, Libya was unprepared to cope with a huge storm that crashed into its coast after battering countries in southeastern Europe. What body of water did the storm cross?

A. Arabian Sea

B. Black Sea

C. Caribbean Sea

D. Mediterranean Sea

Q: “It’s the first time we’ve been exposed to this type of weather,” said a spokesman for the political faction ruling the area around Derna. About 90 percent of Libya’s population lives in which part of the country?

A. North

B. East

C. South

D. West

Q: Despite years of often violent political division, Libya is still the richest nation on Africa’s mainland. What is the source of its wealth?

A. Agriculture

B. Gold

C. Oil

D. Shipping

Q: The mayor of Derna estimated last week that up to 20,000 people may had been killed in the flooding. Libya’s death toll quickly exceeded the number killed this month by an earthquake in which North African nation?

A. Algeria

B. Morocco

C. Sudan

D. Tunis

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