Extreme heat shuts schools in Bangladesh

Q: As temperatures soared past 108 degrees Fahrenheit last week, Bangladesh closed schools for 33 million students. Where is Bangladesh at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal?

Circle the area on this map

Q: A persistent heatwave across Asia already closed schools in the Philippines and in India, which borders Bangladesh to the …

A. East

B. North

C. West

D. All of the above

Q: Bangladesh is on the world’s largest ...

A. Bay

B. Continent

C. Delta

D. All of the above

Q: Scientists say climate change has made Asia’s heatwaves more serious and more common while disrupting needed monsoon rains. If warming seawater rises another one to one and a half feet, 35 million Bangladeshis would be displaced. That’s about how much of the nation’s population?

A. 21%

B. 42%

C. 63%

D. 84%

Q: The crowded river delta was the site of the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded in 1970, killing at least 300,000 people and possibly as many as 500,000. That disaster helped spark a Bangladesh war of independence from which country?

A. Britain

B. India

C. Pakistan

D. Sri Lanka

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