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Newsquiz: Week of November 12

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  • Use the weekly Newsquiz to test your knowledge of stories you saw on CNN Student News
  • Write your answers in the space provided
  • Today's Newsquiz includes the Media Literacy Question of the Day
November 16, 2012
Media Literacy Question of the Day
What characteristics make a journalist credible? How might a journalist's background as a medical doctor, for example, affect how he or she reports a medical story?
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Know Your News -- The following questions relate to events that were covered this week on CNN Student News. Write your answers in the space provided.
1. In honor of a Pakistani teenager who stood up for girls' education rights, the United Nations declared November 10 as what day?
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2. What country is currently the world's largest producer of oil?
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3. What U.S. governmental body confirms a president's nominations for Cabinet members?
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4. Is coral a type of animal, plant, or rock?
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5. What is America's oldest military medal?
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6. Of Taoism, Hinduism, Shintoism, and Baha'i, which religion observes Diwali?
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7. Who recently resigned as director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)?
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8. A solar eclipse occurs when what object passes directly in front of the sun?
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9. What Italian city, famous for its canals, recently experienced unusually severe flooding?
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10. Newton's first law, which says an object in motion will stay in motion unless acted on by an outside force, describes what concept?
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