CNN Student News - December 18, 2015

CNN Student News - 12/18/15


    CNN Student News - 12/18/15


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December 18, 2015

Welcome to our last show of 2015! Topics covered this Friday include a look back at some of the most significant international stories of the year. We're also exploring the potential application of lasers as U.S. military weapons, and we're featuring a random fact about mistletoe, which trees don't find nearly as romantic as some people do. We're grateful for your viewership in 2015, and we look forward to seeing you again on January 4, 2016!
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1. As noted on Monday's show, what fraction of the U.S. Senate must approve a treaty before it can be ratified?
2. What is the government type of Saudi Arabia, which recently held its first election in which women could vote and run for public office?
3. Name the complex weather pattern that was first recognized in the 1600s and involves naturally warming temperatures in the Pacific Ocean.
4. What is the term for the type of military trial that U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face regarding events in Afghanistan in 2009?
5. Name the largest city in Turkey, where an animal activist is helping dozens of adult golden retrievers who have been abandoned by their owners.
6. In what city would you find America's second-largest school district, which closed on Tuesday after receiving an electronic threat?
7. HoloLens, Magic Leap, Oculus, Project Morpheus, and Vive are all examples of projects involving what kind of technology?
8. What is the name of America's central bank, which is raising its key interest rate by .25%, its first rate hike since 2006?
9. Scientists and treasure hunters are at odds over whether a legendary Nazi "gold train" is buried in a mountainous part of what country?
10. As featured on Friday's show, what kind of plant is romantic to many people but a parasite to many apple trees?
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