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(CNN Student News) -- August 28, 2008

1. What were some of Wednesday's highlights from the Democratic National Convention? What were the topics of yesterday's speeches?

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2. If you were an advisor to Sen. Barack Obama, what topics would you want him to address during his acceptance speech on Thursday night? What key points would you want him to make?

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3. Why is Gabi Curry at the Democratic National Convention? How do you think that Curry's point of view about the DNC might differ from those of professional journalists? If you were in Curry's shoes, what aspects of the convention would you want to cover?

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4. Who is Max Ebert, and why does he think that it is important for young people to get involved in politics? According to the segment, what are some of the ways that Ebert is involved in the political process?

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5. If you started a Web site to teach young Americans about how to get involved in the political process, what issues might you address, and why? What would be some of the features of your site?

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6. Are you interested in the U.S. presidential election and politics in general? Why or why not?

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7. Who was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? What famous speech did he deliver 45 years ago from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial? Can you think of other famous speeches that have resonated through the years?

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8. Why is the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery at the center of controversy? What is your view on this issue?

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9. According to the report, when did the game Monopoly first come on the scene, and how has it changed over the years?

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10. What publicity stunt recently took place to promote the new World Edition of Monopoly? Why do you think that so many people chose to participate in this event? Would you have wanted to? Why or why not?

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