Madagascar battles plague outbreak

Q: Madagascar’s Red Cross is stepping up efforts to stem a plague outbreak that has killed 30 people and spread into urban areas. Where is Madagascar?

Circle the area on this map

Q: Aid workers say there have been 194 cases of plague on the island in what body of water?

A. Atlantic Ocean

B. Indian Ocean

C. Pacific Ocean

D. Southern Ocean

Q: Which form of plague is commonly blamed for the Black Death pandemic which is estimated to have killed 30–60% of Europe’s people in the 1300s?

A. Bubonic

B. Pneumonic

Q: Madagascar is one of the last major landmasses to be colonized by human beings. The island’s first settlers arrived between 350 BC and 550 AD in outrigger canoes from what is now in which modern nation?

A. Ethiopia

B. India

C. Indonesia

D. Mozambique

Q: Madagascar’s wildlife developed mostly in isolation from the rest of the world. How much of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth?

A. 30%

B. 50%

C. 70%

D. 90%

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