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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.

Women are half the ministers in Ethiopia’s new cabinet -- 10/22/2018

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Q: Ethiopia’s reformist prime minister last week announced a new cabinet that is half female, in an unprecedented push for gender parity in Africa’s second-most-populous nation. Where is Ethiopia on the Horn of Africa?

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Q: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has marked his nearly seven months in office with staggering reforms for this once authoritarian country, notably releasing thousands of political prisoners and making peace with the nation’s longtime enemy on Ethiopia’s northern border . . .

A. Egypt

B. Eritrea

C. Tanzania

D. Tunisia



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