Headline Geography

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Sailors struggle to escape orcas in the Strait of Gibraltar
-- 11/20/2023

Q: Sailors are sharing tips on escaping orcas, also known as killer whales, which have been attacking and sometimes sinking small craft in and near the Strait of Gibraltar. Where is this strait that connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean?

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Q: Scientists say the highly intelligent mammals that are likely engaging in play or possibly vengeance after years of traumatic injuries from boats. The Strait of Gibraltar separates Spain from which North African nation by only eight miles??

A. Algeria
B. Libya
C. Morocco
D. Tunisia

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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.