Dominican Republic deaths don’t look all that “mysterious”

Q: While the media raised alarms about the deaths of at least 11 Americans in the Dominican Republic over the past year, authorities say the deaths are not out of the ordinary for a popular tourist destination. Where is the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Sea?

Circle the area on this map

Q: The tourist deaths were ruled to be from natural causes, but there was speculation that tainted alcohol may have been involved in one death. Australian tourists were warned about tainted booze on the island of Bali. Bali is part of which country?

A. Australia

B. Indonesia

C. Malaysia

D. Thailand

Q: In addition to alarming reports about deaths, famed Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot and wounded at a restaurant in the Dominican Republic’s capital. What is the capital of the Dominican Republic?

A. Havana

B. Kingston

C. San Juan

D. Santo Domingo

Q: The barrage of bad news has caused frustration in the Dominican Republic, where tourism accounts for about 22 percent of the economy. Tourism recently suffered a major blow on the Caribbean’s largest island . . .

A. Cuba

B. Hispaniola

C. Jamaica

D. Puerto Rico

Q: Hispaniola is the second largest island in the Caribbean and the most populous. The Dominican Republic shares the island with what impoverished nation?

A. Aruba

B. Bermuda

C. Haiti

D. Saint Martin

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