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November 14, 2014

About two-thirds of the U.S. is feeling our first story this Friday: Unseasonable cold, thanks to a “bomb cyclone,” is dropping temperatures on the country. Science also comes into play in stories about a Hawaiian lava flow and the recent contact between a spacecraft and a comet. For social studies teachers, we’ve included a report about the mysterious dictator of a secretive Asian country. Fridays are fascinating on CNN Student News!

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1. The U.S. is planning to double the number of its troops, bringing the total to about 3,000, in what Middle Eastern nation?

2. For Cabinet nominations, the U.S. Constitution requires the president to seek the advice and consent from what part of the government?

3. In what year did the Berlin Wall “fall,” allowing people to travel freely between East and West Berlin?

4. What agency of the U.S. federal government was recently hacked, potentially exposing the information of 750,000 employees and 3 million customers?

5. Armistice Day was named for an event that took place on November 11th of what year?

6. What country hosted the APEC summit, where President Obama met with other world leaders this week?

7. What is the name of the European Space Agency mission to Comet 67P?

8. What two-word term describes a political session between an election and the time when the newly elected leaders take office?

9. After Mexico, name one of the two leading countries of birth for new U.S. residents.

10. What is the smallest U.S. state, measuring 48 miles long and 37 miles wide?

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