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August 15, 2014

You know that current events are at the core of our coverage on CNN Student News, and today’s show has them. But we’re also including stories that involve mathematics and engineering, as we report on the Fields Medal and the 100th anniversary of a canal that bridged two oceans. We’ll also show you how one Minnesota couple literally took the plunge to exchange vows.

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The following questions relate to events that were covered this week on CNN Student News.

1. In which Middle Eastern country is Mount Sinjar located?

2. What manmade waterway, joining the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, was opened 100 years ago?

3. What award was recently presented to Maryam Mirzakhani for her research in mathematics?

4. In what U.S. state has the town of Ferguson seen unrest since a shooting on August 9?

5. Tim Howard has been nicknamed “secretary of defense” for his performance at what international soccer tournament?

6. The spread of what deadly virus has prompted the World Health Organization to ethically approve the use of experimental drug treatment?

7. What American actor voiced the character of Ramon in Happy Feet?

8. The NASA telescope “NuStar” has been searching for evidence of what mysterious, celestial phenomenon?

9. What organization oversees and makes the rules for most college sports in the U.S.?

10. What neighboring country recently attempted to send a convoy of 280 trucks to Ukraine?

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