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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.

U.S. calls for truce, Saudis launch attack in Yemen -- 11/05/2018

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Q: Two days after an American call for a cease-fire, the U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition launched a fresh offensive in Yemen which is facing severe, widespread famine. Where is Yemen at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula?

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Q: Oil-rich rivals on the Persian Gulf are battling for regional power and facing off in Yemen, the poorest nation in the Middle East and on of the 10 poorest nations in the world. What Persian Gulf nation is Saudi Arabia’s biggest rival?

A. Iran

B. Israel

C. Jordan

D. Turkey

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