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.

5 dead after New Zealand boat flips in possible whale strike -- 09/12/2022

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Q: Five people died last week in New Zealand after their charter boat capsized in what may have been a collision with a whale, authorities said. Another six people were rescued. Where is the South Pacific island nation of New Zealand?

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Q: Officials assumed a whale surfaced beneath the 28-foot boat carrying birdwatchers, causing it to overturn. New Zealand outlawed whaling in 1978. Which nation still hunts whales for profit?

A. Iceland

B. Japan

C. Norway

D. All of the above

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