Thailand races to save boys trapped in cave

Q: In a daring underwater escape, rescue divers lead 12 boys and their soccer coach through the flood waters that had trapped them inside a large cave complex in northern Thailand. Where is the Southeast Asian nation of Thailand?

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Q: A planned outing after a soccer practice led the boys aged 11 to 16 to become trapped by rising water in the cave near Thailand’s border with its northwestern neighbor . . .

A. Cambodia

B. China

C. Malaysia

D. Myanmar

Q: Rescuers raced against time and the seasonal rains that could have kept the boys trapped for months. What are these rains called?

A. Derecho

B. Haboob

C. Monsoon

D. Typhoon

Q: The 25-year-old assistant soccer coach helped to keep the boys calm during their long ordeal. He was trained in which religion that is followed by most Thais?

A. Buddhism

B. Christianity

C. Hinduism

D. Islam

Q: Like most frequently occurring caves, the Tham Luang cave complex was carved out of limestone by the flow of slightly acidic water over thousands of years. Limestone was created by . . .

A. Volcanic eruptions

B. Dead sea creatures

C. Dead land plants and animals

D. Deposits of mud and sand

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