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(CNN Student News) -- August 21, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

If you were given the chance to interview the Scottish official who made the decision to release convicted terrorist Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, what questions would you ask him and why?

Fill in the blank - The following sentences relate to events that were covered this week on CNN Student News. See if you can identify the missing element from each sentence. Write your answers in the space provided.

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1. The Lincoln penny debuted in August of __________.

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2. The U.S. city of __________ has scheduled three furlough days for most of its employees in an attempt to help its budget.

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3. Hurricane __________ is the first hurricane of the 2009 Atlantic season.

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4. Michael Vick signed a contract with the NFL's __________.

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5. U.S. officials say 45 million doses of an H1N1 vaccine will be ready by __________, 2009.

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6. The nation of __________ released a terrorist convicted of blowing up Pan Am flight 103.

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7. Typhoon __________ dumped more than 100 inches of rain on some parts of Taiwan.

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8. This week, the country of __________ held its second presidential election since 2001.

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9. The term __________ describes someone in his or her 80s.

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10. The nation of __________ delayed what would have been its first rocket launch because of a technical glitch.

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