Sailors struggle to escape orcas in the Strait of Gibraltar

Q: Sailors are sharing tips on escaping orcas, also known as killer whales, which have been attacking and sometimes sinking small craft in and near the Strait of Gibraltar. Where is this strait that connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean?

Circle the area on this map

Q: Scientists say the highly intelligent mammals that are likely engaging in play or possibly vengeance after years of traumatic injuries from boats. The Strait of Gibraltar separates Spain from which North African nation by only eight miles??

A. Algeria

B. Libya

C. Morocco

D. Tunisia

Q: The orcas in the strait and the seas around Spain and Portugal have learned from one another how to ambush boats, scientists say. Spain and Portugal are on which peninsula?

A. Anatolian

B. Apennine

C. Balkan

D. Iberian

Q: The peninsula bordered by the Atlantic, the strait, and the Mediterranean also is just called Iberia. That name came from a Latin translation of an ancient Greek word. How did the ancient Greeks refer to the Strait of Gibraltar?

A. Gate of the Sunset

B. Pillars of Hercules

C. River of the Underworld

D. World’s End

Q: The name Gibraltar originates in which language?

A. Arabic

B. Greek

C. Latin

D. Spanish

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