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October 9, 2015

Today, we’re bringing you a special edition of CNN Student News. Today’s show focuses on some of the economic issues facing the young members of the U.S. workforce. Who are the millennials? Why and how are many of them facing student loan debt? And how can they overcome some of the challenges of interviewing in a competitive job market?

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1. Name the U.S. state that, according to its governor, recently received levels of rain that had not been seen in a thousand years.

2. In what country would you find the city of Kunduz, where a Doctors without Borders charity hospital was bombed last weekend?

3. What type of animal, featured on Monday’s show, has been used in Mozambique and some other countries to “sniff out” landmines?

4. Name the international trade agreement between 12 countries that has both support and opposition across U.S. party lines.

5. What Communist nation started to see a significant economic transformation after its government announced major reforms in 1978?

6. A vaccine currently in development is showing promise against what deadly virus, which has killed more than 11,000 people since an outbreak in March of 2014?

7. Name the agreements, signed in the 1990s and named for the capital of Norway, that pledged cooperation and coordination between Israelis and Palestinians.

8. Name the series of international agreements that date back to the 1800s and set rules for how civilians and captured or injured troops should be treated during wartime.

9. A farmer in what U.S. state found the remains of a woolly mammoth while planting crops?

10. What is the generational nickname for people born in the 1980s and 1990s?

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