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Ten Questions: President Bush in China, Gamma spares Cancun

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(CNN Student News) -- November 21, 2005

Answer the following questions about today's featured news stories. Write your answers in the space provided.

1. Last week, what did Congressman John Murtha call for regarding U.S. troops in Iraq? What was the outcome of the House of Representatives vote on troop withdrawal? How did President George W. Bush respond to Murtha?

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2. Who is the current president of China? What economic, social, religious or political issues did President Bush discuss with Chinese leaders on his recent trip to Asia?

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3. What is piracy? According to the report, what impact does pirated material, the bulk of which experts say is manufactured in China, have on American jobs and businesses?

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4. To what extent, if any, do you think that social, political or religious freedoms in China should play a role in how the U.S. conducts its foreign policy with the Asian nation? State your rationale.

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5. On what peninsula is Cancun, Mexico located?

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6. What impact did Hurricane Wilma have on this tourist destination?

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7. What is the name of the recent storm that spared Cancun when it veered out to sea?

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8. What is a pandemic? How long does Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt say it will take before the U.S. will have enough vaccine to protect its citizens against a possible pandemic of bird flu?

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9. Why do some scientists think that American zoos are great places to detect a potential flu pandemic?

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10. Why do you think that early detection of a pandemic is so important? Explain.

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