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(CNN Student News) -- January 8, 2009

1. According to the report: What gathering took place at the White House yesterday? What was the significance of this meeting?

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2. If you had the opportunity, what questions would you want to ask this group of leaders?

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3. In the segment, President-elect Barack Obama says that, "The opportunity to get advice, good counsel and fellowship with these individuals is extraordinary." What benefits do you think that he might get from seeking the advice of past presidents? Have you ever been in a situation in which you sought the advice of other people in similar circumstances? If so, describe the experience.

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4. What are some of the features of the historic presidential vehicles discussed in the report?

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5. According to the segment, what security features are included in President-elect Obama's new limousine?

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6. What do you think might be the benefits and drawbacks of traveling in a vehicle with these features for the president and the public? State your rationale.

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7. According to the program: Why have Israeli forces planned to periodically halt their military activities in Gaza? What happened during yesterday's scheduled cease-fire?

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8. According to President-elect Obama, why has he chosen not to speak out about the current situation in Gaza? Do you agree with his reasoning? Why or why not?

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9. What unique distinction does Gertrude Baines hold? To what does Baines attribute her longevity?

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10. Consider all of the historical eras that Baines has lived through. If she could tell you a story about any particular era from her lifetime, which era would you want to hear about, and why?

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