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.

Russia trying to take over Belarus, leader says -- 02/17/2020

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Q: The president of Belarus said that Russia insisted on merging the two former Soviet states during recent negotiations about increasing economic ties. Where is Belarus?

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Q: Russian President Vladimir Putin, a former Soviet spy, has sought to control several nations once ruled by the disbanded Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). In 2014, Russia annexed part of which nation south of Belarus?

A. Latvia

B. Lithuania

C. Poland

D. Ukraine



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