Swarms of locusts plague East Africa

Q: The most serious outbreak of desert locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa, posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. Where are the affected nations of Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti and Eritrea?

Circle the area on this map

Q: Locust plagues occur intermittently in the Horn of Africa, which is the easternmost point of the continent. What kind of landform is the horn?

A. Delta

B. Isthmus

C. Peninsula

D. Rift

Q: Hundreds of thousands of acres of crops have been destroyed by the locust swarms, threatening tenuous food supplies in a region also plagued by . . .

A. Drought

B. Flooding

C. Warfare

D. All of the above

Q: This year’s invasion of desert locusts, considered the most dangerous locust species, originated on the Pakistan-India border in . . .

A. North Africa

B. East Asia

C. South Asia

D. West Africa

Q: In the Old Testament, locusts was one of the ten plagues suffered by which Mideastern people?

A. Babylonians

B. Egyptians

C. Israelites

D. Persians

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