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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.

Thailand denies monkeys are abused to harvest coconuts -- 07/13/2020

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Q: Facing animal rights activists’ calls for a boycott, Thailand officials denied that the country’s coconut-picking monkeys, long a popular tourist attraction, are being abused. Where is Thailand on the Indochinese Peninsula?

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Q: A campaign by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in Britain has been hurting sales of Thai coconut milk and other products in Europe. Thailand and the Indochinese Peninsula are in what region of the world?

A. Northeast Asia

B. Northwest Asia

C. Southeast Asia

D. Southwest Asia

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