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Common Core State Standard
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.

Earthquakes kill hundreds in Mexico -- 09/25/2017

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Q: A series of earthquakes this month has left hundreds of people dead and more homeless in Mexico. Where is Mexico?

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How 7133 other students across the country scored on this question: Right:  51%
Wrong:  49%
Your score on this quiz: 1 out of 1  

Second question (of five)

Q: A magnitude-8.1 earthquake – the most powerful to hit Mexico in a century - struck off the nation’s southern coast on Sept. 7. Twelve days later, a 7.1-magnitude quake struck about 50 miles from Mexico City. How much stronger is an 8.1-magnitude earthquake than a 7.1-magnitude earthquake?

A. 32% stronger

B. Twice as strong

C. 32 times stronger

D. 1000 times stronger



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