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Ten Questions: Saddam Hussein's trial, Hurricane Katrina report

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(CNN Student News) -- February 14, 2006

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

1. What were some of the highlights of yesterday's court proceedings in the trial against Saddam Hussein?

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2. Do you think that the chief judge should have made Hussein and his half-brother Barzan Ibrahim al-Hassan al-Tikriti attend the trial? Why or why not?

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3. If you were the chief justice, how would you have responded to Hussein's and al-Tikriti's outbursts?

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4. What is the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club? How did this group recently pay tribute to the members that it lost since Hurricane Katrina?

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5. How did the new congressional report characterize the response to Hurricane Katrina?

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6. Who is Michael Chertoff? What criticisms did the report make about him and his department's response to Katrina? How did Chertoff respond to these criticisms?

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7. Do you think that it is important for Congress to look into the response to Hurricane Katrina? Why or why not?

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8. Who was the first African-American woman in space? What are some of her other noted accomplishments? For whom might this woman serve as a good role model? Explain.

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9. According to the segment, how many roses are sold every year around Valentine's Day? Why do rose prices go up during this time of year?

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10. Do you like to celebrate Valentine's Day? Why or why not? If so, in your opinion, what is the ideal Valentine's Day gift: a stuffed animal, candy, a homemade card or something else? Explain.

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