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.

Nicaragua arrests opponents to president -- 06/14/2021

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Q: Nicaraguan authorities have arrested 11 potential presidential candidates and opposition leaders in what has been called an anti-democratic hunt for critics of President Daniel Ortega, who is expected to seek a fifth term in November. Where is the Central American nation of Nicaragua?

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Q: The top U.S. diplomat for Latin America, Julie Chung, said the arrests "should resolve any remaining doubts about Ortega's credentials as a dictator". Ortega first gained power in 1979 after he helped lead a revolution which ousted dictator Anastasio Somoza. What nation backed the Somoza family dictatorship that ruled Nicaragua more than four decades?

A. Britain

B. Spain

C. United States

D. Soviet Union

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