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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.

Switzerland holds vote about cow horns -- 11/26/2018

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Q: Switzerland voted Sunday on an issue of national importance - whether to subsidize farmers who let their cows’ and goats’ horns grow naturally. Swiss voters said no. Where is Switzerland?

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Q: A Swiss farmer collected more than 100,000 signatures to force a vote on a proposal to pay farmers about $190 for each cow and about $37 for each goat that has not had its horns removed. Farmers routinely dehorn the animals to save money by using less space than the horned animals need to avoid injuring each other. Switzerland’s voting on referendums and initiatives is an example of what?

A. Anarchy

B. Authoritarianism

C. Communism

D. Direct democracy

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