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(CNN Student News) -- September 4, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Where would you go if you wanted reliable information about your community's or country's population? How might elected officials, business people and others use this kind of data?

Get a clue -- Use each of the following clues to figure out the person, place or thing that is being described from stories you saw on CNN Student News this week. Write your answers in the space provided.

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1. This space shuttle docked with the international space station on Sunday.

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2. This hurricane slammed into Mexico's Baja Peninsula on Wednesday.

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3. The Walt Disney Company agreed to buy this comic book company for $4 billion.

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4. After decades in power, this nation's Liberal Democratic Party was defeated in parliamentary elections.

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5. A deadly, 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck this island nation.

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6. This U.S. university has had nearly 350 suspected cases of the H1N1 virus.

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7. This group reversed its position on new laws banning texting while driving.

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8. Japan is considering paying citizens to have children in an effort to increase this statistic.

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9. California's governor declared a state of emergency due to this type of natural disaster.

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10. British Petroleum discovered a massive oil reserve in this body of water.

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