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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.

Millions flushed away in Switzerland -- 10/16/2017

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Q: Swiss researchers last year detected 3 tons of silver and 95 pounds of gold in effluent and sludge from nation’s sewage treatment plants – amounting to about $3.1 million. Where is Switzerland?

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Q: The researchers reported it wasn’t cost effective for the wealthy nation to try to extract the precious metals from the sewage. What tiny nation on Switzerland’s eastern border tops the CIA’s list as having world’s wealthiest population?

A. Liechtenstein

B. Luxembourg

C. Monaco

D. San Marino



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