Contemporary Issues Midterm (3)
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What action happened before the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 ?
President Ronald Reagan went to the Berlin Brandenburg Gate and told them to tear the wall down (Fall of Berlin Wall)
What countries in the past 6 years have had popular overthrows/challenges to their government?
Tunsia, Egypt, Syria
Identify 5 specific news stories or headlines that are political/ involve politics
- 1) Caroline Kennedy becomes the new ambassador of Japan
- 2) The Government shutdowns from Oct. 1-16
- 3) Nelson Mandela passes away
- 4) Rep. and Democrats argue over Affordable Care Act Law
- 5) Former President Bush and Obama fly together to Nelson Mandela's funeral in Africa
Identify 5 specific news stories or headlines that involve science/technology/nature
- 1) Train crash in Bronx, NY
- 2) Wild Fire in Idaho and California
- 3) Twin towers are rebuilt
- 4) Shooting Meter explodes over Russia
- 5) Flooding in Mississippi and Colorado
- 6) Virginia Tech does a car experiment about drowsy driving
Identify 5 specific news stories or headlines that concern sports, arts or leisure
- 1) Florida A & M university's band is back after scandal a few years ago
- 2) Boston Red Socks wins world series
- 3) 2020 Olympic location and set up is revealed
- 4) Paul Walker dies
- 5) MLB considers instant replays
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