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(CNN Student News) -- March 3, 2009

1. What is the American International Group (AIG)? What was AIG's reported loss during the last quarter? What is the significance of this statistic?

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2. According to the report: What action has the federal government previously taken to help AIG? How is the U.S. government augmenting its initial bailout of AIG?

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3. According to the segment: What might happen if AIG does not receive federal aid? Why do some say that AIG should not be bailed out?

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4. In your opinion, should the government help companies that continue to struggle after receiving federal bailout funds? Explain.

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5. What is the status of the Dow Jones Industrial Average? What historical record has the Dow set this year?

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6. According to the report: In what areas of Pakistan are military forces clashing with the Taliban? In what parts of the region has each side claimed victory? What have these victories meant for each side?

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7. What role, if any, do you think that the international community should play in Pakistan's fight against the Taliban? State your rationale.

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8. What is the status of the art scene in Iran? What types of artists are featured in the report?

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9. According to the program: Why might it be surprising for an artistic revival to be taking place in Iran? How has the public responded to the flourishing Iranian art scene?

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10. Do you engage in any types of artistic expression? If so, have you ever encountered any challenges in creating your art? Explain.

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