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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.

16 die as volcano erupts in New Zealand -- 12/16/2019

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Q: New Zealand officials say 16 people were killed and many more were severely burned in an eruption last week as 47 cruise ship tourists visited White Island – the exposed tip of a mostly undersea volcano on the Pacific Ring of Fire. Where is the island nation of New Zealand on this zone earthquakes and active volcanoes?

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Q: White Island is about 140 miles southeast of New Zealand’s largest city . . .

A. Auckland

B. Hobart

C. Port Moresby

D. Sydney

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