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Ten Questions: Iran responds to United Nations, Teacher burns U.S. flags in class

(CNN Student News) -- August 23, 2006

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

1. Why do the United Nations and the United States want Iran to halt its nuclear enrichment program? What is Iran's position on this issue? Why have tensions escalated in recent days?

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2. What choice did the U.N. give to Iran regarding the cessation of its nuclear program? How did Iranian leaders respond yesterday?

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3. According to the segment, how do many Iranian citizens feel about their country's nuclear program and the possibility of sanctions?

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4. Do you think that the international should respond if Iran doesn't scale back its nuclear activities? If so, how? If not, why not? In your view, should the U.N. engage in negotiations with Iran if the country doesn't halt its nuclear program? Why or why not?

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5. According to the segment, why did Dan Holden, a middle school teacher in Louisville, Kentucky, burn two U.S. flags during class?

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6. What is your opinion of Mr. Holden's actions? Why or why not?

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7. Do you think that Holden should have been removed from the classroom? Why or why not?

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8. Who are Christian Nanson and John Fitzgerald, and why were they at the Two Rivers State Recreation Area on Saturday?

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9. Who is Stephanie Pacheco, and what did Nanson and Fitzgerald do to rescue Pacheco?

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10. In your view, what is a hero? Do you think that Nanson and Fitzgerald are heroes? Why or why not?

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