Fires ravage refugee camp on Greece’s island of Lesbos

Q: More than 12,000 people were left without shelter last week after two fires destroyed the largest refugee camp in the European Union (EU). Local authorities claimed the fires were deliberately set by refugees desperate to leave the camp on Greece’s island of Lesbos. Where is Greece?

Circle the area on this map

Q: Lesbos is about three and a half miles from the coast of which country east of Greece?

A. Albania

B. Bulgaria

C. North Macedonia

D. Turkey

Q: This summer, Greek and Turkish forces mounted competing military exercises in a dispute over rights to drill for oil and natural gas in . . .

A. Anatolia

B. Black Sea

C. Mediterranean Sea

D. Peloponnesus

Q: After the fires, Greek officials refused to allow mass transfers of the refugees to the mainland, sparking anger of both refugees and island’s permanent residents. Lesbos is the third largest of Greece’s 227 inhabited islands. What is the largest?

A. Crete

B. Cyprus

C. Malta

D. Sicily

Q: Greece and Turkey are “allies” as members of the NATO defense pact, but as tensions have grown Greece has gone shopping for arms from a nation that helped it fight the Ottoman Turks in the 1800s. Who helped Greece in its war of independence from the Ottoman Empire?

A. Britain

B. France

C. Russia

D. All of the above

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