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.

U.S. warns of pirates in the Gulf of Mexico -- 06/22/2020

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Q: The U.S. government last week warned that pirates are threatening boats and oil installations in the Gulf of Mexico. Where is the Gulf of Mexico?

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Q: “Armed criminal groups have been known to target and rob commercial vessels, oil platforms, and offshore supply vessels in the Bay of Campeche area in the southern Gulf of Mexico,” the U.S. State Department said. How does a gulf typically differ from a bay?

A. Much bigger

B. Much smaller

C. Narrower opening

D. Wider opening

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