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Newsquiz: Week of October 15

updated 6:06 PM EDT, Thu October 18, 2012
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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

(CNN Student News) -- 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.

Click here for a PDF version of this Newsquiz.

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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