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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.

Statue of king who brutalized Congo is removed in Belgium -- 06/15/2020

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Q: After Black Lives Matter protesters burned and splattered it with red paint, a statue of King Leopold II was removed by officials in Belgium. Protesters are demanding the removal of all statues of the king whose brutal rule over the Congo led to the deaths of 10 million Africans. Where is Belgium?

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Q: Leopold ran what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo as his private property from 1877 to 1908 and amassed a huge personal fortune from ivory and rubber. Men, women, and children were forced to produce rubber and their hands were amputated if the failed to meet quotas. Leopold even put some Congolese in a human zoo. Where is DR Congo?

A. Northern Africa

B. Southern Africa

C. Central Africa

D. Eastern Africa

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