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(CNN Student News) -- April 17, 2008

1. What tragedy occurred last year at Virginia Tech University? According to the report, how did members of the school's community mark the anniversary of the attacks?

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2. What do you remember most about the Virginia Tech shootings? Did the attacks affect you in any way? If so, how?

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3. According to the segment, why did Haley Freking choose to attend Virginia Tech? If you were in Freking's shoes, would the shootings have impacted your decision to attend the university? If so, how? If not, why not?

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4. In your view, has anything good come out of the Virginia Tech tragedy? Explain.

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5. For how many days is Pope Benedict XVI visiting the United States? What issues did the pope and President George W. Bush talk about during their meeting yesterday at the White House?

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6. Are there particular topics that you think the pope should address during his visit to America?

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7. In what U.S. city is the new Nationals Park located? What are some of its environmentally friendly features? Can you think of other buildings that have eco-friendly features? If so, describe them.

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8. What announcement did President Bush make yesterday regarding the environment? In your view, what role should the U.S. government play in terms of addressing the issue of climate change?

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9. Why does the United Nations consider the potato a hero of the vegetable world? Why has the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization declared 2008 the International Year of the Potato?

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10. Do you like potatoes? If so, what's your favorite way to eat them?

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