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Ten Questions: Cyclone Larry hits Australia, NJ teacher becomes Liberia's top cop

SPECIAL REPORT

• Interactive: Who's who in Iraq
• Interactive: Sectarian divide

(CNN Student News) -- March 21, 2006

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

1. Where is Australia located? What area of Australia was hit by Cyclone Larry?

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2. What damage did the cyclone inflict? What challenges do you think that cyclone victims will face as they get on with their lives?

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3. If you were in charge of orchestrating media coverage of Cyclone Larry, what information would you most want to convey?

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4. What messages did President George W. Bush deliver to an audience at the City Club of Cleveland yesterday? How would you describe the president's strategy regarding the war in Iraq?

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5. Why do you think that Democratic Senator Joe Biden wants Mr. Bush to rally other countries to pressure Iraqis into forming a new government? In your view, what would be the pros and cons of such action?

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6. What is your opinion about the war in Iraq? If you could, what questions would you want to ask President Bush about the war?

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7. Who was the first woman ever to hold the position of U.S. secretary of state? What are the duties of this position? In your opinion, does it matter whether a U.S. secretary of state is a man or a woman? Explain.

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8. Where is Liberia located? Why was Liberia's recent presidential election historically significant?

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9. What position will Beatrice Munah Sieh assume when she returns to her home country of Liberia? Why do you think that Sieh was chosen for this post?

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10. Based on what you have learned about Sieh, how would you describe her character? What challenges do you think lie ahead for Sieh upon her return to Liberia?

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