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Newsquiz: Week of December 31

updated 6:53 PM EST, Thu January 3, 2013
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) -- January 4, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How might media play a role in a community's desire to return to normal life after a tragedy?

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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. Who is the current U.S. secretary of state?

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2. What country, led by President Bashar al-Assad, continues to experience civil war?

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3. Which of these objects is three-dimensional: rhombus, cylinder, or trapezoid?

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4. What Abraham Lincoln decree, setting all slaves in rebellious states free, went into effect 150 years ago this week?

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5. What is the term for the series of spending cuts and tax increases that would have gone into effect if Congress hadn't reached an agreement this week?

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6. What ancient biblical texts discovered in West Bank caves are being made available online?

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7. Whom did President Obama nominate for secretary of state for his second term?

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8. What country experiences more tornadoes than any other country?

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9. How many voting members are there in the U.S. House of Representatives?

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10. Which NFL team offered tryouts to a Norwegian kicker who was discovered on YouTube?

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