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Newsquiz: Week of March 22

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Determine whether each statement is true or false as written
  • If it is false, replace the underlined word or phrase to make the sentence true
  • Write your answers in the space provided
  • Today's Newsquiz includes the Media Literacy Question of the Day

(CNN Student News) -- March 26, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What do you think might be the potential benefits of including an expert in a news story, both for the report and for the expert? Explain.

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True or False? -- The following sentences relate to events that were covered this week on CNN Student News. See if you can determine whether each statement is true or false as written. If the statement is false, replace the underlined word or phrase with one that would make the sentence true. Write your answers in the space provided.

Click here for a PDF version of this Newsquiz.

1. A class on practical intelligence at Clarendon Hills Middle School near Chicago is raising debate.

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2. A plan to build new settlements in Tel Aviv has increased tension between Israelis and Palestinians.

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3. February's number of new car sales was the lowest in the 47 years since the government started keeping track of the statistic.

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4. The world's tallest building is in the city of Dubai.

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5. The U.S. Senate passed a health care reform bill late Sunday night.

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6. A volcano erupted under a glacier in Norway, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate.

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7. The Cross River gorilla is the most endangered great ape in Africa.

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8. This week, Yahoo announced that it has stopped censoring, or restricting, its search results in China.

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9. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Obama at the White House this week.

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10. Harvard University near Boston is now accepting personal videos as part of its application process.

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