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Newsquiz: Week of January 4

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Identify the missing elements from statements about this week's news
  • Write your answers in the space provided

(CNN Student News) -- January 8, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How would you increase communication in a community that does not have access to technology?

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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. Janet Napolitano is the head of the U.S. __________ Department.

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2. The United States temporarily closed its embassy in the country of __________ due to security concerns.

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3. Senator Chris Dodd, who serves the U.S. state of __________, announced that he won't run for re-election this year.

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4. The world's tallest building, the __________, opened on Monday.

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5. Water freezes at __________ degrees on the Celsius scale.

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6. President Barack Obama announced a new education program aimed at increasing test scores in the subjects of __________ and __________.

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7. A place that's populated by people who are impoverished or down on their luck may be known as __________.

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8. The U.S. state of Texas recently enacted a law prohibiting some teens from using a __________ without their parents' permission.

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9. Lions and hawks are __________, meaning that they hunt or eat other animals, but have few or no predators of their own.

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10. The U.S. census is taken every __________ years.

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