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(CNN Student News) -- April 20, 2009

1. What meeting of world leaders did U.S. President Barack Obama attend this past weekend?

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2. According to the program: What is the status of the relationship between the U.S. and Venezuela? What gift did Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez give to President Obama at this recent conference? How have some American officials reacted to the exchange? What message, if any, do you think that President Chavez may be trying to send to the United States through his gift?

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3. According to the report: What actions do many Latin American leaders want the U.S. to take with regard to Cuba? How has President Obama responded to the Latin American leaders' wishes?

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4. Do you think that the United States should expand its relationships with both Cuba and Venezuela? Why or why not?

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5. Who is Roxana Saberi? Of what crime has Saberi been convicted?

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6. According to the report, what details are known about Saberi's case and the charges made against her?

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7. What statements have U.S. government officials made in response to the charges against Saberi? What statement did the president of Iran make regarding her conviction?

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8. In your opinion, what action, if any, should the U.S. government take to try to free Saberi? Explain your rationale.

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9. What is the FIRST Robotics Competition? What did some of the people in the report say about their experiences in the competition?

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10. If you could build a robot to replace a task that you normally do, what task would you have the robot perform? Explain.

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