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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.

Sri Lanka’s economic crisis brings mass protests and resignations -- 04/04/2022

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Q: Sri Lanka's cabinet ministers have resigned en masse after widespread protests over the government's handling of an economic crisis, which caused daily power outages and shortages of food, medicines and fuel. Where is Sri Lanka, an island nation near the tip of India?

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Q: Sri Lanka has no fossil fuel resources, and its economic crisis left it short of money to import fuel. The 25,332-square-mile nation is just slightly larger than which U.S. state that is rich with fossil fuel?

A. Alaska

B. Maine

C. New Jersey

D. West Virginia

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