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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.

Poaching tied to tuskless elephants in Mozambique -- 10/25/2021

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Q: Intensive ivory poaching has been linked to the increase of tuskless elephants in Mozambique, according to researchers who said the elephants likely had evolved to survive. Where is the southeastern African nation of Mozambique?

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Q: A study linked the evolutionary shift to very heavy poaching during a 15-year civil war, which wiped out 90% of the elephants. That civil war started two years after Mozambique gained its independence from which European nation?

A. Britain

B. France

C. Portugal

D. Spain



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