Headline Geography

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Pandemic strands Pacific islanders 2,600 miles away from home
-- 09/28/2020

Q: A group of of 25 residents from the Pacific Ocean’s remote Easter Island have been stranded 2.600 miles away on the island of Tahiti for the past six months after the covid-19 pandemic forced flights to be canceled. Which of these oceans is the Pacific?

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Q: Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, is the southeastern-most point of a roughly triangular region that extends southwest to New Zealand and north to Hawaii. The islands in this area were originally populated by which ethnic group?

A. Amerindians
B. Japanese
C. Polynesians
D. Tibetans

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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.