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.

Iceland shaken by a ‘swarm’ of earthquakes -- 03/08/2021

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Q: More than 20,000 earthquakes have been recorded in Iceland since Feb. 24, raising fears of new volcanic eruptions. Where is the North Atlantic island nation of Iceland?

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Q: Similar tremors have been observed ahead of past volcanic eruptions in Iceland. The nation has many volcanoes and earthquakes because it straddles …

A. Europe and North America

B. Mid-Altantic Ridge

C. Tectonic plates

D. All of the above



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