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(CNN Student News) -- January 20, 2009

1. According to the program, what inaugural event took place over the weekend? What was the theme of this event?

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2. How did President-elect Barack Obama celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day? What message did he deliver about community service?

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3. Have you ever been involved with a community service project? If so, describe the experience.

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4. According to the program, how did President George W. Bush spend his last full day in office? What are some of the events that you think President Bush might reflect upon as he wraps up his presidency?

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5. What aspects of the presidential inauguration are mandated by the U.S. Constitution? How has the ceremony changed since the nation's first presidential inauguration?

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6. What are some of the significant inaugural events that are discussed in the report? Can you think of other traditions that have been incorporated into the inauguration over time? If so, what are they?

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7. Do you think that the presidential inauguration ceremony is an important tradition? Why or why not?

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8. What is the status of the conflict in the Middle Eastern territory of Gaza?

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9. According to the report: What humanitarian efforts have been made to help the victims of the fighting? How have some aid groups responded to these efforts?

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10. In your opinion, what are the short-term and long-term needs of the victims in Gaza? What role, if any, do you think that the international community should take in the relief efforts? State your rationale.

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