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September 12, 2014

This Friday, CNN Student News discusses an upcoming independence vote in Scotland, the dangers of opiates, and the difficulty of containing a deadly virus in West Africa. We also feature a Character Study about a woman who dedicated her life to both hearing and helping lions roar.

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1. On what issue did President Obama postpone a planned executive order until after the midterm elections?

2. On what river would you find the Haditha Dam, where U.S. airstrikes assisted Iraqi forces in battling terrorists Sunday?

3. In which U.S. state would you find Lake Oroville, which has been virtually dried up by drought?

4. Hamas is the militant group that controls what Palestinian territory?

5. In what ocean have officials launched a revised search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370?

6. What NFL running back was suspended indefinitely after video surfaced showing him assaulting his then-fiancee?

7. In the first-ever telephone call, who said he wanted to see Mr. Watson?

8. In what U.S. national park would you find Half Dome?

9. Who wrote the poem “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the Battle of Baltimore 200 years ago?

10. What division of the United Kingdom is scheduled to vote on whether it should become an independent nation?

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