Newsquiz: Week of October 15

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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 19, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What factors contribute to the popularity of video games, music and movies? How might advertisements and media coverage influence this popularity?

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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.

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    1. On Sunday, who set a new world record for the highest skydive?

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    2. Data from what telescope led amateur astronomers to identify a planet with four suns?

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    3. In 1962, a standoff between the U.S. and the Soviet Union involved nuclear missiles in what Caribbean country?

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    4. What organization was awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize?

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    5. Who was the first person to break the sound barrier in a rocket plane?

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    6. What is the capital of Texas?

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    7. What is the best-selling toy of all time?

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    8. Tuesday's U.S. presidential debate was held at Hofstra University in what state?

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    9. What financial term means the amount by which spending exceeds income?

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    10. Who led a raid against a federal armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia) on October 16, 1859?

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