Tuesday’s World News #3 – North Korea

Tuesday's World Events - October 24, 2017


1. For North Korea, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

NOTE: Before answering the questions below, watch the videos under “Resources.”

a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) List facts that point to the possibility that another North Korea nuclear test could cause Mount Mantap to collapse.
c) What have Chinese scientists warned could happen if the mountain does collapse?
d) North Korea has conduced 6 nuclear tests since 2006. How do experts know when a new test is imminent?
e) Watch the news reports under “Resources” below. Do you think the danger posed to China by a mountain collapse will make President Xi more likely to work with the U.S. in stopping North Korea? Explain your answer. Ask a parent the same question.