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Friday 6/8 CNN quiz

posted Jun 8, 2012, 3:21 AM by Erik Mylenek

We only watched a few episodes this week so test will be a bonus. 

Wednesday 6/6 CNN

posted Jun 6, 2012, 3:15 AM by Erik Mylenek

Question:
How does the Swap-O-Matic machine work? What does the machine's inventor say about her creation? Can you think of any items that you own that you would trade in a Swap-O-Matic?

Tuesday 6/5 CNN

posted Jun 5, 2012, 3:17 AM by Erik Mylenek

Question:
According to the program: What proportion of new college graduates is estimated not to have a job lined up after graduation? What do some new graduates say about their future?

Monday 6/5 CNN

posted Jun 4, 2012, 3:16 AM by Erik Mylenek

Question:
Who is Hosni Mubarak? Why was he sentenced to life in prison? Why did some Egyptians protest after Mubarak's trial?

Friday 6/1 BONUS QUIZ

posted Jun 1, 2012, 3:30 AM by Erik Mylenek

News quiz will be extra credit today! (we only watched a few episodes).

Thursday 5/31 CNN

posted May 31, 2012, 3:19 AM by Erik Mylenek

Question:
For what crimes did former Liberian President Charles Taylor receive a 50-year sentence? Why might it be hard to convict a world leader?

Wednesday 5/30 CNN

posted May 30, 2012, 3:32 AM by Erik Mylenek   [ updated May 30, 2012, 3:33 AM ]

Question:
According to the report, why are eight countries expelling Syrian diplomats? Do you think that Syria will react to this development?

Tuesday 5/29 CNN

posted May 29, 2012, 3:30 AM by Erik Mylenek

Questions:
What is a tropical cyclone? What is the geographical difference between a hurricane and a typhoon? According to the report, what role do these storms play in "balancing out" global temperatures? 

Thursday 5/24 CNN

posted May 24, 2012, 3:30 AM by Erik Mylenek

Question:
According to the report, what is significant about this week's presidential election in Egypt?

Wednesday 5/23 CNN

posted May 23, 2012, 4:50 AM by Erik Mylenek

Questions:
According to the program: What kinds of debris from last year's Japanese natural disasters are washing up on Alaska's coast? What are some of the potential impacts of this debris?

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