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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.

Ecuador stops building border wall after Peru protests -- 07/17/2017

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Q: Ecuador has suspended construction on a wall along a canal at its southern border with Peru after it recalled its ambassador to protest the project. Where are Ecuador and Peru?

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Q: The nations agreed to talks over the project that Ecuador had said the wall would help control flooding but Peru said it could disrupt the flow of water in the canal and raise flood risks for Peruvians. Peru’s ambassador was to return to Ecuador’s capital . . .

A. Bogota

B. Lima

C. Quito

D. Santiago

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