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Common Core State Standard
RH.CCS.7 Grades 6-12: Students are asked to locate a country or geographical area on a map, connecting information with a specific location. Then, students answer a series of quiz questions based on a current news event happening in that location. Students must combine their prior knowledge with information presented in the question to determine the correct answers.

Ebola spreads to city of 1.2 million in Congo -- 05/21/2018

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Q: Congo has confirmed a case of Ebola in Mbandaka, a city of 1.2 million, marking the first urban case in the latest outbreak of the disease.  A World Health Organization official called the case “a game changer.” Where is the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa?

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Q: Both the nation of Congo and the Ebola virus get their names from . . .

A. Forests

B. Mountains

C. Rivers

D. Tribal groups



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