China opens first overseas military base in Djibouti

Q: China formally opened its first overseas military base last week with a flag raising ceremony in the small nation Djibouti on the Horn of Africa. Where is the Horn of Africa?

Circle the area on this map

Q: Djibouti is smallest nation on the Horn of Africa. What is the largest?

A. Ethiopia

B. Kenya

C. Nigeria

D. Sudan

Q: Djibouti is strategically located near some of the world's busiest shipping lanes, controlling access to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. China’s new base will be used to resupply its navy ships. What other nation has a military base in Djibouti?

A. Iran

B. Russia

C. United States

D. Yemen

Q: Djibouti's position on the Indian Ocean has fueled worry in India that it would become another of China's "string of pearls" military alliances and assets ringing its rival. China and India are currently engaged in a tense stand-off in what geographic area separating them?

A. Bay of Biscay

B. Himalaya Mountains

C. Persian Gulf

D. Tasmania

Q: What is the majority religion in Djibouti?

A. Buddhism

B. Christianity

C. Judaism

D. Muslim

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