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  • Elections and Voting
  • Yemen
  • Terrorism
  • Baghdad

(CNN Student News) -- November 2, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Why do you think that producers might choose to include poll data in a news report about an election? Can you think of any potential reasons not to include this information? Explain.

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Midterm Elections

According to the report, what is at stake in today's midterm elections? What do some people, both Democrat and Republican, say in the report about the upcoming elections with regard to the control of Congress?

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What are some examples seen in the program of political figures coming out in support of candidates? Do you think that their support might affect the outcome of these races? Why or why not?

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What were the results of a recent poll regarding control of Congress? What impact, if any, do you think that the party in control might have on the country? Explain your rationale.

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What political issues matter to you most? Do you think that the candidates that are running in your local, state and federal races are aware of these issues? Why or why not?

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What experience and qualifications do you think might be required in order to run for and hold a political office? Would you want to run for an elected position in government? Why or why not?

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Security Concerns

How have some governments and shipping companies reacted to a suspected terror plot involving packages that came from Yemen? In your opinion, what other actions, if any, could these institutions take to potentially prevent future attacks?

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Importance of Etiquette

What is etiquette? According to the segment, why are some people taking etiquette classes?

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According to the etiquette expert featured in the report, what percent of success in life is related to people skills? In your opinion, what is the relationship, if any, between people skills and etiquette? Do you think that knowing the rules of etiquette might help a person in the business world? If so, how? If not, why not?

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How much importance, if any, do you place on etiquette in your life? What do you think might be the benefits and drawbacks of learning and following the rules of etiquette?

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