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CNN Student News - October 18, 2013

updated 6:32 PM EDT, Thu October 17, 2013
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(CNN Student News) -- October 18, 2013

As the week comes to a close, CNN Student News reports on U.S. government activity following Wednesday night's deal in Washington. We also discuss a report on the widespread impact of modern-day slavery. Plus, we examine what could be a giant chunk of meteorite in Russia, and we hear why Spain is considering a time zone switch.

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TRANSCRIPT

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DAILY CURRICULUM

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Media Literacy Question of the Day:

How can news organizations effectively convey images of modern-day slavery? What effects might these images have on viewers?

Weekly Newsquiz: The following questions relate to events that were covered this week on CNN Student News. Write your answers in the space provided.

1. What is the name of the U.S. government's "limit" on borrowing?

2. What island nation experienced a 7.1-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday morning?

3. What type of organism is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): bacteria, virus, or fungus?

4. In what country would you find the Swat Valley, where education activist Malala Yousafzai once lived?

5. Ruminating, supping and gormandizing are all synonyms for what action: walking, eating, or drinking?

6. What is the name of the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia?

7. Former Army Capt. William Swenson received what medal, the U.S. military's highest award for bravery?

8. In what country did divers recover what could be a meteorite that weighs more than 1,200 pounds?

9. What U.S. holiday occurs on the second Monday in October and is also celebrated as Dia de la Raza?

10. On what peninsula would you find Spain?

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North America
Washington, D.C.

Europe
Russia; Spain

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