World #2 – Indonesia: over 800 dead in quake and tsunami; toll may rise

Tuesday's World Events - October 2, 2018


1. For INDONESIA, 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) How many people were confirmed dead on Sunday?
c) Why do authorities fear the death toll will climb much higher?
d) As of Sunday, why were rescuers having trouble reaching victims?