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Faeroe Islands dolphin slaughter sparks debate over tradition
-- 09/20/2021

Q: The slaughter of 1,428 white-sided dolphins in the Faeroe Islands reignited a debate last week about a four-century-old tradition of hunting sea mammals for their meat and blubber. The islands are located in a North Atlantic Ocean area bounded by Iceland to the northwest, Norway to the east and Great Britain to the south. Where is that on this map?

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Q: Meat and blubber from hunting pilot whales and dolphins are shared among the community. About 52,000 people live on 17 of the 18 Faeroe Islands, and DNA analyses shows that most of the population is descended from people who came from what is now ...

A. Irish Republic
B. Norway
C. United Kingdom
D. All of the above



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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.