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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.

Hostages rescued in Burkina Faso praise fallen French commandos -- 05/13/2019

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Q: Three of the hostages freed by French commandos from militants in Burkina Faso arrived in Paris on Saturday, expressing sorrow at the death of two French soldiers in the rescue operation. Where is the West African nation of Burkina Faso?

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Q: A special forces team rescued last week two Frenchmen kidnapped while on safari in Benin as well as an American woman and a South Korean woman who were being held with them. Benin is ...

A. North of Burkina Faso

B. South of Burkina Faso

C. Southeast of Burkina Faso

D. Southwest of Burkina Faso

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