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Newsquiz: Week of November 2

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Identify people, places and things from events in this week's news
  • Write your answers in the space provided

(CNN Student News) -- November 6, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What are some examples of organizations that voice their support of or opposition to proposed laws? What types of media do these organizations use to get their messages out? Who do you think is the intended audience for these messages?

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Where in the world? -- You've heard many different places mentioned this week on CNN Student News. Show you know your news by identifying the location described in each clue. Write your answers in the space provided.

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1. In 1979, American embassy workers were taken hostage by followers of the Ayatollah Khomeini in this country.

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2. The start of a transit strike in this U.S. city was delayed until right after a World Series game.

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3. Republican Chris Christie defeated incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine for governor of this U.S. state.

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4. The U.S. military operation in this country is referred to as "Operation Enduring Freedom."

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5. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held meetings throughout this region in an attempt to jumpstart a peace process there.

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6. The ancient city of Mirador in this country is home to a Mayan pyramid that may be among the world's largest.

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7. Trick-or-treaters who stopped by this famous house were greeted by the president of the United States.

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8. A new U.S. naval assault ship named after this state was built with materials from the fallen World Trade Center.

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9. The Berlin Wall once divided these two countries.

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10. Sen. David Vitter, who represents this state, wants the 2010 U.S. Census form to include the question "Are you a U.S. citizen?"

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