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(CNN Student News) -- March 2, 2009

1. What severe weather event occurred along the east coast of the United States this weekend? What states were affected by this weather?

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2. What is a budget? According to the report, how will President Barack Obama's proposed budget affect particular groups of Americans?

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3. Do you agree with any of these budget provisions? If so, which ones and why? If not, why not?

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4. What opinions are expressed in the report about President Obama's budget proposal? With which of these opinions do you agree, if either? Explain.

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5. According to the segment, how has the U.S. recession affected Fargo, North Dakota?

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6. What reasons are stated in the report to explain Fargo's economic situation?

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7. What lessons, if any, do you think that other cities might learn from the situation in Fargo? Has your city or state been hit hard by the U.S. recession? If so, how? If not, why not?

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8. What is a spice? How are spices usually used?

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9. According to the report, what are some of the medicinal benefits of various spices?

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10. Can you think of other substances that may provide a benefit outside of their usual function? If so, what are they and how might they be used?

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