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(CNN Student News) -- June 5, 2009

Name that noun - Use the following clues to identify people, places or things that made headlines this school year. Fill in your answers in the space provided.

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1. Who administered the oath of office to Barack Obama at his presidential inauguration?

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2. Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai agreed to share power as leaders of which African country?

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3. What investment broker and former NASDAQ chairman confessed to running a Ponzi scheme?

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4. Which Indian city was gripped by a 60-hour wave of violence in November 2008?

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5. In what body of water did pilot Chesley Sullenberger manage a successful water ditching of U.S. Airways Flight 1549, saving the lives of everyone on board?

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6. Which member of President Obama's cabinet served in the same role under former President George W. Bush?

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7. Pirate activity increased off the coast of which African nation?

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8. The U.N. Security Council condemned which nation's nuclear test in May 2009?

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9. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, what economic condition began in the United States in December 2007?

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10. Which virus sparked international health concerns and caused school closures around the United States?

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