Wonder #2818: Why Do Countries Have Borders?

Question 1 of 3

According to this Wonder, which of the following is NOT a reason countries have borders?

  1. to separate people who have different ways of life
  2. to help protect people from illness
  3. to allow easy access for people traveling from one country to another
  4. to set how far a particular country’s power reaches

Question 2 of 3

When European colonizers set borders for many African nations during the 1800s and 1900s without the consent of the people who lived there, it caused . . .

  1. a great deal of conflict on the continent, including violent civil wars
  2. the establishment of free and fair elections
  3. a significant reduction in some diseases
  4. a reasonable separation of people with differing religions

Question 3 of 3

This Wonder was mainly about . . .

  1. how the COVID-19 pandemic affected national borders around the world
  2. what defines a country’s border and how it impacts those who live there
  3. how the borders between countries reduce crime and provide job opportunities
  4. the history of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea

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