Calling Gibraltar a colony upsets Britain

Q: Britain complained last week about the European Union (EU) calling Gibraltar a “colony” in draft legislation about Britain leaving the political and economic union. Calling the 2.6-square-mile British territory at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula a colony could help Spain’s claim to the land. Where is Gibraltar on this map?

Circle the area on this map

Q: Spain ceded Gibraltar to Britain in a 1713 war treaty. Who else has controlled the territory?

A. Berbers

B. Neanderthals

C. Vandals

D. All of the above

Q: Any Brexit deal must be approved by Britain and all the members of the EU. Excluding Britain, how many nations belong to the union?

A. 9

B. 18

C. 27

D. 36

Q: The original members of what later became the European Union were Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and which other country?

A. Britain

B. Germany

C. Ireland

D. Spain

Q: In 1975, 67% of British voters approved joining the Common Market. In 2016, the British voted to leave the EU in an . . .

A. Extremely close election

B. Overwhelmingly large majority

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