Thailand crowns a king

Q: Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned Saturday, taking the formal title King Rama X, the 10th king in a dynasty that goes back to 1782. Where is the Southeast Asian nation of Thailand?

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Q: The king’s ancestor, King Rama I, founded the country of Thailand. What is the capital?

A. Bangkok

B. Hanoi

C. Phnom Penh

D. Vientiane

Q: Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago for his father who was . . .

A. Dethroned by the military

B. Thailand’s last absolute monarch

C. World’s longest-reigning monarch

D. All of the above

Q: Vajiralongkorn received his crown from the chief Brahmin in a mixed Buddhist-Hindu ceremony. Thailand is part of what is known as Indochina, an area influenced by the cultures of both India and China. Which of these Indochinese nations does NOT border Thailand?

A. Cambodia

B. Laos

C. Myanmar

D. Vietnam

Q: Vajiralongkorn’s royal predecessors were successful in keeping the country once called Siam independent as the only nation on the Indochinese Peninsula which was not colonized by Europeans. Which European power colonized the nations east of Thailand?

A. Britain

B. France

C. Netherlands

D. Portugal

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