Newsquiz: Week of October 17

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  • Use the weekly Newsquiz to test your knowledge of stories you saw on CNN Student News
  • Write your answers in the space provided
  • Today's Newsquiz includes the Media Literacy Question of the Day
October 21, 2011
Media Literacy Question of the Day
Why do you think that journalists often use multiple sources when reporting on a major news story? Can you think of scenarios in which a journalist would publish a story based on a single source? Explain.
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Know Your News -- The following questions relate to events that were covered this week on CNN Student News. Write your answers in the space provided.
1. Whose national memorial was dedicated on the National Mall on October 16?
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2. What nation agreed to exchange 1,027 Palestinian prisoners for one of its captured soldiers?
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3. This week is designated for raising safety awareness among teens engaging in what activity?
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4. In what U.S. city was a Republican presidential debate held on October 18?
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5. Engineers have discovered that the tower that houses Big Ben is leaning. What kind of object is Big Ben?
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6. Who became the first U.S. Cabinet-level official to visit Libya since the fall of former leader Moammar Gadhafi?
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7. In what country did protesters hold a two-day strike against recent austerity measures?
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8. On Thursday, California held a preparedness drill for what kind of natural disaster?
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9. What U.S. government agency agreed to a deal with most American wireless companies that would warn consumers about some cell phone fees?
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10. On what continent will you find the capital cities of Kampala and Kinshasa?
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