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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.

China opens first overseas military base in Djibouti -- 08/07/2017

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Q: China formally opened its first overseas military base last week with a flag raising ceremony in the small nation Djibouti on the Horn of Africa. Where is the Horn of Africa?

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Q: Djibouti is smallest nation on the Horn of Africa. What is the largest?

A. Ethiopia

B. Kenya

C. Nigeria

D. Sudan

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