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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.

Road building sparks fighting in New Guinea -- 03/11/2019

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Q: Independence fighters last week attacked Indonesian soldiers building a road through the mountain jungles of New Guinea. The western half of the island is ruled by Indonesia, and the other half is the nation of Papua New Guinea. Where is New Guinea?

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Q: Indonesia has deployed hundreds of soldiers to build a major highway connecting the remotest parts of its resource-rich province after 16 construction workers were killed by separatists in December. Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous nation right behind . . .

A. Brazil

B. China

C. India

D. United States

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