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Facing History and Ourselves

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News Quiz #2 for Friday May 18

Come prepared with notes to do the following for all 5 articles in no less than 2 min. and no more than 4 min. in small groups.  fAaker

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

NOTE:  The text from the articles posted below has also been emailed to you 

Millennial SearchersEmily Esfahani Smith & Jennifer L Aaker, NY Times, Dec. 1, 2013

Campus Inquisitions Must Stop,  Frank Bruni, NY Times, June 4, 2017

German, Jewish and Neither, Yascha Mounkjan, NY Times, 3, 2014

How I Got Converted to G.M.O. Food, By MARK LYNAS, NY Times, APRIL 24, 2015   

 Make School A Democracy, David L. Kirp, NY Times, 2/15/15  

 

News Quiz #21 for Friday May 11

Come prepared with notes to do the following for all 5 articles in no less than 2 min. and no more than 4 min. in small groups.  

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

NOTE:  The text from the articles posted below has also been emailed to you 

The Youngest Are  Hungriest, by Seema Jayachandra,Yohimo Pande, NY Times, Aug. 10, 2014

Rape and Rotherham, by Ross Douthant, New York Times, Sept. 7, 2014

Sex Talk for Muslim Women, by Mona Eltahawy, NY Times, May 8, 2016

  How We Learned to KillBy Timothy Kudo, New York Times, March 1, 2015

We Were Warned, by Anthony Doerr, NY Times, NOv. 18, 2017 

 

 

News Quiz #20, Fri. May 4 - small group presentations

Bring notes

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

do all this in 2  to 4 minutes

Slums Into Malls, Nicholas Kristof, New York Times, May 29, 2011

Caste Is Not Past, by Lavanya Sankaran, New York Times, June 15, 2013

My Father's Killer's Funeral, by Aatish Taseer, NY Times, March 11, 2016 

Welcome to Savage Capitalism, by Wendy Guerra, NT Times, Dec. 4, 2016

The End of Intelligence, by Michael Hayden, the NY Times, April 29, 2018

 

News Quiz #19, Fri. April 27 - small group presentations

Bring notes

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

do all this in 2  to 4 minutes

Where 'Jasmine' means tea, not a revolt, Andrew Jacob, New York Times, 4/3/11  

China's Crime-Free Crime Films, Nury Vittachi, New York Times, 1/6/15

Notes on the China I'm Leaving Behind, Andrew Jacobs, New York Times, 11/29/15

China's Power Rejuvinated by Force, Edward Wong, NY Times, 1/7/18

China's Plan to Rule the World, The Week, 6/16/19 (see handout)

 

News Quiz #18, Fri. April20 - small group presentations

Bring notes

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

do all this in 2  to 4 minutes

In Death, Some More Equal Than OthersMargaret Sullivan, NY Times Public Editor, April 3, 2016 

Why Movie Facts Prevail, Jeffry M. Zacks, NY Times, Feb. 15, 2015

the Epidemic of Facelessness, Stephen Marche, NY Times, Feb. 14, 2015

How Facebook Warps Our WorldsFrank Brunni, May 22, 2016

Youtube, the Great Radicalizer, Zeynep Tufekci, NY Times, March 10, 2018

NOTE:  The text from 5 articles will also be emailed out to you just in case you can't open them

  

 

News Quiz #17 Tuesday April 10:

Cycle 4 News Quiz Format Change:  Beginning this week news quizzes will assess BOTH your knowledge of the current events reported on the brief articles on the class handouts AND your ability to summarize, analyze, and ask questions about the 5 longer articles that are posted below.  Come prepared to do the following for all 5 articles in no less than 2 minutes and no more than 4 min in small groups.  

Bring notes

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

do all this in 2  to 4 minutes

NOTE:  The text from articles posted below will also be emailed out to you OR handed out in class

Why 2017 Was the Best Year in History, by Nicholas Kristof, New York Times, Jan 6, ‘18

Our Terror Strategy Gave Us This President, by Jon Finer + Robert Malley, NY Times, March 5, ‘17

I Left My Son in a Kingdom of Men, by Manal Al-Sharif, New York Times, June 9, ‘17

The End of Liberal Zionism, by Anthony Lerman, New York Times, Aug. 24, ‘14 

ALSO - on the handout passed out in class on Friday April 6:

Islamic extremism: Rooted in the religion itself?The Week, Oct 24, 2014   

 

News Quiz #16 - Friday March 2

Women Are... in Syria' Kurdish Controlled North, NY Times, Feb. 25 

Ghanaian Fans... Black Panther, NPR, Feb. 20 

China cracks down on...,  NPR, Feb. 26

Article for students writing papers on Syria, Iran, Israel, Russia and Hezbollah only:  Iran is trying...

- https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/iran-wants-to-avoid-a-clash-but-may-surprise-israel-1.5850054

 

 

News Quiz #15 - Friday February 16

These articles will help you to understand some of the complex conflicts and alliances in the Middle East:  

Israel Launches Strikes Against Iranian Targets In Syria, NPT, Feb. 10

View From the Ground in Syria, NPR, Feb. 9

Auschwitz Tour Guide on..., NPR, February 11,  What are your thoughts on the article?

Trial Set To Start For Young Palestinian Activist, NPR, Feb. 12,  What would your character's view be on Ahed Tammi?

 

 

News Quiz #14 - Friday February 9

You should know the basic news (countries and events) for the following articles:  

UN chief warns of 'one-state reality' in the Middle East, News 24, Feb. 6

Afrin's Kurds: 'We will never abandon our homes', BBC News, Jan 26

Syria war: UN calls for truce as government pounds rebel enclave, BBC News, Feb. 6

Yemen conflict:  who controls what?Al Jazeera, Feb. 6

Israel claims 82,000 fighters are under Iranian control in Syria, CNN, Jan. 25

US starts troops drawdown from Iraq, The National, Feb. 5 

 

News Quiz #13 - Friday February 2

The Good News, Bill Gates, Time Magazine, Jan 5, 2018:  Read the Article.  What is Gate's premise about the global trends in the world?  reasons does Gates give for our focus on negative news?

Oxfam details global..., Kim Hjelmgaard, USA Today, Jan 21,  What is happening with wealth distribution worldwide?

Read the short responses to the Taliban bombings in Afghanistan this week

Be prepared to summarize and contrast the leaders responses

US President Donald Trump - NDTV (Indian TV company)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - SPA (Saudi Press Agency)

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan - Anadolu Agency (Turkish state news)

the Emir of Qatar - Gulf Times (Qarati-based news agency)

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei - New China Xinhua (Chinese government news agency)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas - WAFA (Palestinian News Agency)

 

 

News Quiz #12 - Wednesday January 10, 2018

The following 4 articles are about the protests in Iran.  

Be prepared to identify the bias/perspectives of each of the following sources:

Fox News (US conservative): Trump administration embraces..., Jan 2, short video

SANA (Syrian government): Rallies continue in Iranian cities..., Jan 5

TASS (Russian government):  Russia warns US against..., Jan 4

Al Jazeera (Quatar-based): Thousands turn out for pro-government..., Jan 5

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Update on Iran:  Iran's President takes aim..., NPR, Jan 9, How do President Rohani's comments reflect domestic political conflict within Iran? 

 

News Quiz #10 - Friday December 15

Worries grow in Hong Kong..., NPR, Dec. 11.  

Ask Cokie..., NPR, Dec. 13, When and how did Israel get control go Jerusalem?

Be prepared to identify the bias/point of view in these 4 articles about Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel' capital:

Fox News - influential conservative US news outlet 

Al Jazeera - major Arab news outlet from Quatar

The Times of Israel - major Israeli newspaper

Syrian Arab News Agency - the voice of the Syrian government

 

 

News Quiz #9 for Wednesday Nov. 29 

Lebanese premier's return..., NY Times, Nov. 26, What is the speculation about why Hariri was detained in Saudi Arabia?

  

News Quiz #8 for Wednesday Nov. 15 

Read the following BBC news feeds.  Be prepared to say what you like and dislike about BBC coverage. 

Donald Trump's Asia tour, BBC Nov. 12, Where did Trump go?  How was he received?  What are the implications for US and Chinese standing in Asia?

Saudi Princes among dozens..., BBC, Nov. 4, What did Prince Mohamed bin Salman do and why?

Lebanese PM Hariri resigns, BBC Nov. 4, Why did Hariri resign?

Lebanon in crosshairs, BBC Nov. 10, What is being played out in Lebanon?

Yemen Crisis: an overview,  BBC,  What are Iran and Saudi involvement in Yemen? 

ISIS Control 2015-2017, BBC, Scroll Down to check out the interactive map.  How has ISIS control changed?

what you like and dislike about BBC coverage. 

Sexual Harassment at work..., PRI, Oct. 20  Trigger warning - details on sexual harassment 

 

News Quiz #7 for Friday Nov. 3 (final news quiz for cycle 2)

Pro Spanish rally in Catalan, BBC, Oct. 29

Canada's welcome to immigrants..., NPR, Oct 29,  What impact are Trump's immigration policies having on Canadian tech firms?

Russian propaganda and socials media, NPR, Oct. 29, What was the purpose of Russia's social media campaign?

North Korea rouses neighbors to reconsider nuclear weapons, New York Tikes, Oct. 29, What is the position of South Korea and Japan on nuclear weapons?

Cokie Roberts on history of US relations with Iran,  NPR,  Oct. 18, What were the main events in modern US, Iranian relations?

to save her children..., NPR, Oct. 14, trigger warning-rape, war and violenceDescribe the Nigerian group Book Haram.

Kurd's president says they were betrayed, NPR, Oct. 30

 

News Quiz #6 for Wednesday October 25

Lt. Col. Waltz: Time is not on our side with North Korea, Fox News, Oct 17, Besides the US and North Korea, according to the commentator, what 3rd country is most essential in this conflict 

President Trump staying neutral in Iraq-Kurd conflict, Fox News, Oct 17, Besides the US, Iraq and the Kurds, according to the commentator, what 3rd country is most central in this conflict?

Calls for White House to unify rhetoric against North Korea, Fox News Oct 17, What messages about US response to North Korea are given in the images and commentary?

Gen. Jack Keane on ISIS' loss of territory in Syria, Fox News, Oct 22, According to the commentator, what nation is of greatest concern in the current war in Syria?  

What we know about the ambush in Niger, Fox News, Oct 19, What happened in Niger?  

Be prepared to write about the patterns in Fox coverage including Fox's choice of commentators.

 

Welcome to OxFeed.  

For the remainder of the year you will be required to follow the news and opinion articles posted weekly by Chris on OxFeed in addition to the weekly handouts. I suggest bookmarking this site.  You will be responsible for reading articles posted 48 hours or more before the next news quiz.  I will often include questions  in red after longer articles to help focus your reading.  Feel free to review previous year's articles to get an overview of past international news.

 

News Quiz #5 for Wednesday October 18

The Iran Nuclear Deal:  Peter Kenyon, NPR, Oct. 11,  What is the likely result if the US pulls out of the deal?

The U.S. Is Beating Back ISIS, So What Comes Next? Greg Myre, NPR, 9/29, What will likely be the US role in a post ISIS Syria and Iraq?

ICAN Wins Nobel Peace Prize, Frank Langfitt, NPR, Oct. 6

In Jerusalem..., Daniel Estrin, NPR, Oct. 14,  What is the issue?

What are your observations and feelings about NPR as a news source?

 

 

 

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News Quiz #24 for Friday May 19

Come prepared with notes to do the following for all 6 articles in no less than 2 minutes and no more than 4 min in small groups.  

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give   on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

NOTE:  The text from the articles posted below has also been emailed to you 

The Next Genocide, Timothy Snyder, New York Times, 9/13/15 

The Climate Swerveby Robert Jay Lifton, New York Times, March 

If only gay sex caused global warming LA TimesJuly 02, 2006|Daniel Gilbert 

How I Got Converted to G.M.O. Food, ByMARK LYNAS, New York Times, APRIL 24, 2015  

When Did Optimism Become Uncool? by Greg Easterbrook, New York Times, 5/15/16  

 

News Quiz #23 for Friday May 5

Come prepared with notes to do the following for all 5 articles in no less than 2 min. and no more than 4 min. in small groups.  

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

NOTE:  The text from the articles posted below has also been emailed to you 

The Youngest Are  Hungriest, by Seema Jayachandra,Yohimo Pande, New York Times, Aug. 10, 2014

  In This Rape Case, the Victim Was Four, by Nicholas Kristof, NY Times, Jan 2014

 The Good Men of India, by Lavanya Sankaran, NY Times, Oct. 20, 2013

Rape and Rotherham, by Ross Douthant, New York Times, Sept. 7, 2014

Sex Talk for Muslim Women, by Mona Eltahawy, NY Times, May 8, 2016

 

News Quiz #22 for Friday May 5

Come prepared with notes to do the following for all 6 articles in no less than 2 minutes and no more than 4 min in small groups.  

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

NOTE:  The text from the articles posted below has also been emailed to you 

Millennial SearchersEmily E. Smith & Jennifer AskerNY Times, 12/1/13

Words that Killed Medieval Jews, by Sarah Lipkin, NY Times, Dec. 13, 2015

Armenians Should Not Let Genocide Define UsMeline Toumani, NY Times, April 19, 2015

German, Jewish and NeitherYascha Mounk, NY Times, Jan 5., 2014

On Handout  Berkley, The Battle Over Free Speech, The Week, May 5, 2017 – On Handout

 

 

News Quiz 21 for Friday April 28

Come prepared with notes for all 5 articles:

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

NOTE:  The text from the articles posted below has also been emailed to you  

Slums Into Malls, Nicholas Kristof, New York Times, May 29, 2011

Caste Is Not Past, by Lavanya Sankaran, New York Times, June 15, 2013

The World's Biggest Problem: Young People, by Somini Sengupta, NY Times, 3/6/16

My Father's Killer's Funeral, by Aatish Taseer, NY Times,3/11/16

Welcome to Savage Capitalism, by Wendy Guerra, NT Times, 12/4/16 

 

 

News Quiz #20, Fri. April 14 - small group presentations

Bring notes

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

do all this in 2  to 4 minutes

59 Missiles Don't Equal a Foreign Policy, James Ruben, New York Times, April 9, 2017

Where 'Jasmine' means tea, not a revolt, Andrew Jacob, New York Times, 4/3/11  

China's Crime-Free Crime Films, Nury Vittachi, New York Times, 1/6/15

Notes on the China I'm Leaving Behind, Andrew Jacobs, New York Times, 11/29/15

China's green revolutionThe Week, 10/16/15 - On News Quiz #20 Handout

 

News Quiz #19, Fri. April 7 - small group presentations

Bring notes

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

do all this in 2  to 4 minutes

In Death, Some More Equal Than OthersMargaret Sullivan, NY Times Public Editor, April 3, 2016 

Why Movie Facts Prevail, Jeffry M. Zacks, NY Times, Feb. 15, 2015

the Epidemic of Facelessness, Stephen Marche, NY Times, Feb. 14, 2015

How Facebook Warps Our Worlds, Frank Brunni, May 22, 2016

 Why Language may shape our thoughts, Sharron Begley, Newsweek, July 9, 2009

NOTE:  The text from 5 articles will also be emailed out to you just in case you can't open them

 

News Quiz #18 - Friday March 31:

Cycle 4 News Quiz Format Change:  Beginning this week news quizzes will assess BOTH your knowledge of the current events reported on the brief articles on the class handouts AND your ability to summarize, analyze, and ask questions about the 5 longer articles that are posted below.  Come prepared to do the following for all 5 articles in no less than 2 minutes and no more than 4 min in small groups.  

Bring notes

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

do all this in 2  to 4 minutes

NOTE:  The text from 4 articles posted below will also be emailed out to you.

Our Terror Strategy Gave Us This President, by John Finer & Robert Malley, New York Times, March 5, ‘17

The End of Liberal Zionism, by Anthony Lerman, New York Times, Aug. 24, 2014

Radical Islam, Nihilist Rage By Kenan Malik, New York Times, Jan 4, 2015

I.S. = Invasive Species, by Thomas Friedman, New York Times, Oct. 11, 2014 

Note - The following article will be on the News Quiz handout passed out in class on Monday March 27:

Islamic extremism: Rooted in the religion itself?The Week, Oct 24, 2014

 

For News Quiz #17: Fri. March 10

Syria retakes Palymra, Washington Post, March 2, What is happening with ISIS in Syria and Iraq?  Who is fighting Daesh? 

Palestinian Diaspora..., Al Jazeera, Feb. 25, Who are Diaspora Palestinians, how many are there, and what change are they calling for?

North Korea just showed..., Business Insider, March 6, What did North Korea just show?  

Crowds flock..., CNN, Feb. 20, Watch the short videoWhat was the historic event?

5 differences..., USA Today, March 6, Read or watch the video, What are the differences?

 

For News Quiz #16: Fri. March 3

Trump emphasizes..., NPR, March 1, "Radical Islamic Terrorism", Defense spending, the Yemen Raid - what are the issues?

Mariah Liaison on Trump's speechNPR, March 1, Listen for 2:40 min  Trump's tone, NATO, Immigration reform 

Artworks looted..., CBS, Feb.27

at 93rd birthday, Aljazeera, Feb. 26, Watch the 2 minute video

Political outsider..., NPR, Feb. 28, Who is Emanuel Macron? 

French presidential candidate..., NPR, March 1, Who's is Marine Le Pen?

 

For News Quiz #15: Fri Feb. 17

New York Times says Trump campaign..., Reuters, Feb. 15, 

NSA Advisor Fynn resigns, CNN, Feb. 14, Watch the 3 min. video, Why did Mike Flynn resign? 

US believes that Russia..., Reuters, Feb. 14, What Is the issue? 

Kim Jong Un's estranged brother..., Bloomberg, Feb. 14, What happened?  Who did it?

Turkey's President Erdogan..., NPR, Feb. 9,  

Reporter interviews Assad..., NPT, Feb. 10, 

 

For News Quiz #14: Fri Feb. 10

Syria used..., NPR, Feb. 7, Listen of the first 1 min., What is the accusation?

Israel's parliament passes..., NPR, Feb. 7, What did Israel decide and what are the implications?

Syrian conflict..., BBC, Feb. 6, What is the status of ISIS in Syria?

Der Spiegel..., CNN, Feb. 6, What is the controversy with Der Spiegel?

Trump's foreign policy sparks confusion, CNN, Feb. 6, What is the confusion?

Catalon trial..., BBC, Feb. 6, Where is Catalonia and what is the deal with its independence?

Kremlin says it disagrees with..., Reuters, Feb. 6, What is the disagreement?

Whitehouse ultimatum to diplomats, BBC, Jan 30, Watch the 1 min. video, What was the ultimatum?

 

For News Quiz #13:  Fri. Feb 3

White House NSC shape up..., NPR, Jan 31, What is controversial about Trump's changes to the NSC?

7 targeted countries..., NPR, Jan 30, Summarize the response from the 7 countries to Trump's ban?

Mexican President..., CNN Jan 30, What did Trump do, what was Nieto's response, what are the implications?

 

 

For News Quiz #12:  Wed. Jan. 11

Turkey's grim year..., CNN, Jan 9, Watch the 2 min. first video and read the article, What happened on Jan 1?  Who is attacking Turkey and why? 

Hezbollah is..., Newsweek, Nov. 9, What has been the impact of the war in Syria on Hezbollah?

A bloddy alliance..., Editorial, Washington Post, Jan 9, be prepared to explain the alliance

Russian Jets..., AMN News, Jan 9, 

Unstable world..., CNN, Jan 9, Watch the 2 min. video, What are the key issues facing China and the Trump administration?

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani... BBC, Jan 9, Watch the first video, Which was was Rafsanjani?

Syrian war..., BBC, Jan 9, What is Assad's position on the bombing of Aleppo?

Trump..., NPR Dec. 28, 

Global powers commitment to..., NPR Dec. 29, What has happened to the global commitment to "Never Again"?

 

For News Quiz #11:  Fri. Dec. 23 - Final News Quiz of 2016

This final news quiz of 2016 will include questions on the major international news events since your first news quiz on September 16.  To prepare for the "Year in Review" questions on this Friday's quiz, consider looking over your answer sheets from news quizzes 1-10. 

Diplomat's assassination highlights complexities of Russian-Turkish ties, NPR, Dec. 20,  Who was assassinated?  What are the implications for Turkish-Russian relations?

 

For News Quiz #10:  Fri. Dec. 16

For Secretary of State Trump chooses..., ABC, Dec. 13, Who did Trump choose and what might this say about his foreign policy towards Russia?

Secretary of State nominee..., USA Today, Dec. 13, What is the likelihood of Tillerson being confirmed?

Trump pushes back against Russian hacking investigation,  AlJazeera, Dec. 10, What are the issues here?  

Aleppo cease fire..., Fox, Dec. 13, What is going on in Aleppo?

 

For News Quiz #9:  Wed. Nov. 30

Fidel Castro's "true destiny'..., NPR, Nov 26, What were the main events in US Cuban relations under Fidel Castro?

A history of US Cuban relations, Washington Post, Nov. 27, What were the main events in US Cuban relations under Fidel Castro?

World leaders react to Fidel Castro's Death..., CCTV (Chinese government news), How was the Chinese government Spin on Fidel Castro different than in the US media? 

Trump takes office at a critical moment for foreign aid,  NPR, Nov. 17, what is the status of addressing extreme poverty globally over the last 25 years, What has been the US role?

Hijab-wearing news anchor..., NPR, Nov. 28, What is historic?

More civilians flee..., NPR, Nov. 28, be prepared to update on Mosul and Alepo

 

For News Quiz #8:  Wed. Nov. 16

5 big foreign policy challenges for president elect Trump, NPR, Nov. 12, What are the challenges?

How did the world react to Donald Trump's triumph?,  Aljazeera, Nov. 9,  What were the typical responses by world leaders to Trump's victory?  How did Iran and France's leaders respond?

Israelis and Palestinians react to Trump's election, The Media Line, Nov. 9, What were the typical responses by Israelis?  by Palestinians?  What promise did Trump make to Israel?

 

For News Quiz #7:  Fri. Nov. 4 - BBC News + NPR

Lebanon: Michel Aoun elected..., BBC, Oct 31, Why did it take Lebanon 2 years to elect a president? What role does ethnicity play in Lebanon's government?

Diwali fireworks..., BBC, Oct 31, What are the reasons for Delhi's terrible pollution? 

Mosul Battle..., BBC, Oct. 31, What is the status of the battle for Mosul?  What is Daesh?

Fish vendors gruesome death..., NPR, Nov. 1, What is the Arab Spring, how does it relate to Morocco today?

Arab Spring, Wikipedia, Read opening summary, What is the Arab Spring?

Dutch far-right politician..., NPR, Nov 1, Doesn't the Netherlands have free speech?

  

For News Quiz #6:  Fri. Oct. 28 - Fox News videos

Push to retake Mosul..., Fox, Oct 24, What is the status of the fight for Mosul?  what are Iran and Turkey's positions on Mosul?

Eric Shawn reports:  Iran slams..., Fox, Oct 23, Watch the first 2 minutes What did the Iranian leader say about the US election?  How did Fox News report on his statements

What does Vladimir Putin..., Fox, Ot 23, Watch the first 3 minutes, What is Wolfowitz and Fox's position on Putin?

UK mom finds out..., Fox, Oct 23,  How do these Fox News articles differ from last week's NPR radio news and the print articles? 

 

 

For News Quiz #5 - Wed. Oct. 19, 2016 - NPR radio articles

Crown Prince to Succeed Thai King..., NPR, Oct. 14 - What is Thai public opinion on the two Kings?

US Walks High-wire...in Yemen, NPR, Oct 14 - What is happening in Yemen?  What s the US role?

 Iraqi Forces Begin Efforts to Drive ISIS From Mosul, NPR, Oct. 17 - Where is Mosul? Why is it important?  What is happening there?

Amid Strained US Relations, Philippine President..., NPR, Oct. 17 - What is going on with US Philippine relations?

Europe Wakes Up to the Prospect of Female..., NPR, Oct. 17 -  Why and how are women fighting for ISIS?  How might this impact Europe?

The Boy in the Ambulance..., NBC, Aug. 18 - this iconic image of Omran Daqneesh may come to define the war in Syria

 

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2015/16 OxFeed articles below

FINAL News Quiz #26 for Friday May 20, 2016

Come prepared with notes to do the following for all 5 articles:

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

NOTE:  The text from the articles posted below has also been emailed to you 

 How We Learned to Kill, by Timothy Kudo, New York Times, 3/1/15

Kansas and Al Qaeda,  by Thomas Friedman, New York Times, 8/11/13

 The Next Genocide, Timothy Snyder, New York Times, 9/13/15

The Climate Swerve, by Robert Jay Lifton, New York Times, March

When Did Optimism Become Uncool?,  by Greg Easterbrook, New York Times, 5/15/16 

 

 

News Quiz #25 for Friday May 13

Come prepared with notes to do the following for all 6 articles in no less than 2 minutes and no more than 4 min in small groups.  

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

NOTE:  The text from the articles posted below has also been emailed to you 

Comfort Women and Japan’s War on Truth, by Mindy Kotler, NY Times, Nov, 26, 2014

Sex Talk for Muslim Women, by Mona Eltahawy, NY Times, May 8, 2016

Words that Killed Medieval Jews, by Sarah Lipkin, NY Times, Dec. 13, 2015

Armenians Should Not Let Genocide Define UsMeline Toumani, NY Times, April 19, 2015

Millennial Searchers, Emily E. Smith & Jennifer AskerNY Times, 12/1/13

 

News Quiz #24 for Friday May 6

Come prepared with notes to do the following for all 6 articles in no less than 2 minutes and no more than 4 min in small groups.  

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

NOTE:  The text from the articles posted below has also been emailed to you 

Slums Into Malls, Nicholas Kristof, New York Times, May 29, 2011

Caste Is Not Past, by Lavanya Sankaran, New York Times, June 15, 2013

The World's Biggest Problem: Young People, by Somini Sengupta, NY Times, 3/6/16

My Friend, the Former Muslim Extremist, by Nicholas Kristof, NY Times, 2/21/16

My Father's Killer's Funeral, by Aatish Taseer, NY Times,3/11/16 

  

News Quiz #23 for Friday April 22

Come prepared with notes to do the following for all 6 articles in no less than 2 minutes and no more than 4 min in small groups.  

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

NOTE:  The text from the articles posted below has also been emailed to you 

The Youngest Are  Hungriest, by Seema Jayachandran and Yohimo Pande, New York Times, Aug. 10, 2014

 In This Rape Case, the Victim Was Four, by Nicholas Kristof, NY Times, Jan 2014

Rape and Rotherham, by Ross Douthant, New York Times, Sept. 7, 2014

The Dirty Old Men of Pakistan, Mohmmad Hanif, New York Times, April 3, 2016

The History of Socialism, The Week, Feb. 26, 2016 (On News Quiz Handout Only)

 

News Quiz 22 for Friday April 15

Come prepared with notes to do the following for all 6 articles in no less than 2 minutes and no more than 4 min in small groups.  

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

NOTE:  The text from the articles posted below has also been emailed to you 

Bye-bye baby: birthrates are falling around the world, Teitelbaum and Winter, New York Times, 4/4/14

Where 'Jasmine' means tea, not a revolt, Andrew Jacob, New York Times, 4/3/11  

China's Crime-Free Crime Films, Nury Vittachi, New York Times, 1/6/15

Notes on the China I'm Leaving Behind, Andrew Jacobs, New York Times, 11/29/15

China's green revolution, The Week, 10/16/15 - On News Quiz #22 Handout

 

News Quiz Friday April 8:

Cycle 4 News Quiz will assess BOTH your knowledge of the current events reported on the brief articles on the class handouts AND your ability to summarize, analyze, and ask questions about the 5 longer articles that are posted below.  

Bring notes

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

do all this in 2  to 4 minutes

The 5 ARTICLES

In Death, Some More Equal Than Others, Margaret Sullivan, NY Times Public Editor, April 3, 2016 

Why Movie Facts Prevail, Jeffry M. Zacks, NY Times, Feb. 15, 2015

The Epidemic of Facelessness, Stephen Marche, NY Times, Feb. 14,2015

the Epidemic of Facelessness, Stephen Marche, NY Times, Feb. 14, 2015

Social Networking in the 1600's, Tom Standage, NY Times, June 23, 2013

Why Language may shape our thoughts, Sharron Begley, Newsweek, July 9, 2009

 

 

News Quiz Friday April 1:

Cycle 4 News Quiz Format Change:  Beginning this week news quizzes will assess BOTH your knowledge of the current events reported on the brief articles on the class handouts AND your ability to summarize, analyze, and ask questions about the 5 longer articles that are posted below.  Come prepared to do the following for all 5 articles in no less than 2 minutes and no more than 4 min in small groups.  

Bring notes

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

do all this in 2  to 4 minutes

NOTE:  The text from articles posted below will also be emailed out to you OR handed out in class

The End of Liberal Zionism, by Anthony Lerman, New York Times, Aug. 24, 2014

Radical Islam, Nihilist Rage By Kenan Malik, New York Times, Jan 4, 2015

I.S. = Invasive Species, by Thomas Friedman, New York Times, Oct. 11, 2014 

ALSO - on the handout passed out in class on Monday March 28:

Islamic extremism: Rooted in the religion itself?The Week, Oct 24, 2014

Syria: How Putin proved Obama wrong, The Week, April 1, 2016

 

 

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Articles for News Quiz #19:  Friday March 11

Turkey shrugs off condemnation..., NPR, March 7,  What happened i Turkey?  Why is is alarming?

Final News Quiz of Cycle 3 - with this quiz we will introduce op-eds or commentaries from Sunday's New York Times.  You should be prepared to answer the question -  How are these articles different from the news articles you have been reading?  

Sex, Spies and Human Rights, by Shirin Ebadi, New York Times, 3/6/16, Who is Shirin Ebadi?  What happened to her and her husband?  What does this say about human rights in Iran?

When the Tide of Islamophobia Reached My Hometown Mosque, by Mustafa Hameed, New York Times, 3/6/16. What is Hameed's view of Islamophobia in the US? 

Donald the Dangerous, by Nicholas Kristof, New York Times, 3/6/16. Why does the columnist Nikolas Kristof think that Donald Trump is dangerous?  Do you agre?  Why or why not?

 

Articles for News Quiz #18:  Friday March 4

Iran said..., Times of Israel, Feb. 28, What is Iran doing in Syria?

Russian opposition is still..., Washington Post, Feb. 27, Watch the short video.

Iran elections..., BBC, February 28, What happened in the elections?

 

Articles for News Quiz #17:  Friday Feb. 26

Global self levels..., Al Jazeeera, Feb. 23,

A tale of two elections: Iran vs the US, Al Jazeera, Feb. 18

Syrian government willing to accept cessation deal, Al Jazeera, Feb. 22, 

Feb. 23,Does the Israeli occupation..., Al Jazeera, Feb. 12, WATH THE FIRST 15 MINUTES through Israeli speaker.

Al Jazeera is the leading ran news outlet.  Find an al Jazeera article or two abut the Middle East that are of interest to your research (character) and be prepared to identify any bias in the the article(s).  You will need to explain this with evidence in the news quiz. 

The media are misleading the public on Syria..., Boston Globe, Feb. 18, What is Kinzer's position on Assad?

 

Articles for News Quiz #16:  Friday Feb. 19

Thousands of foreign fighters..., NPR, Feb. 3, What motivates recruits to keep fighting for DAESH despite battfleid losses?

A new generation of Saudi artists..., NPR, Feb. 6, How are Saudi artists challenging tradition?

New Western Wall rules..., NPR, Feb. 6, What are the new rules?

US to amp up NATO..., NPR. Feb. 6, Why is Finland's view of NATO changed?

Who is Moscow's favorite..., NPR, Feb. 6, Who do Russian's think can fundamentally change US-Russian relations?

Egypt's Foreign Minister..., NPR, Feb. 10, How does Egypt's foreign minister respond to criticism of Egypt's human rights?

Fighting escalates in Syria..., NPR. Feb. 15, What is the situation in Syria ahead of the planned cease-fire?

 

Articles for News Quiz #15:  Friday Feb. 5

UK official slams Israel..., Jerusalem Post, Feb. 2, What is the controversy about?  

Zika Virus a 'public health emergency," CNN Feb. 1, What is Zika and had did the WHO say?

Landmark deal..., NPR, Feb. 2, What is the deal?

As Syrian peace talks begin..., al Jazeera, Jan 31, What is the status of the peace talks?

Meet one of Hezbollah's teen fighters, US News, Jan 29, Why is Karbal fighting in Syria? 

 

Articles for News Quiz #14:  Wednesday Jan. 13

Vali Nasr on the confrontation between Saudia Arabia and Iran,  NPR, Jan 5, According to Nasr what are the factors that have intensified the Iran/Saudi rivalry?

In France: a balancing act..., NPR, Jan 7, What is France trying to balance and why?

Surrounded by Troubled neighbors..., NPR, Jan 9, What is Erdogan's position on Turkey's Kurdish population?

Iran/Saudi showdown comes at 'a really dangerous time'  NPR, Jan 7, What is going on in Iranian and Saudi internal politics?  OPTIONAL:  listen to the entire 40 minute interview with Robin Wright on Iran and Saudi Arabia. 

Why Russians hate America. Again, New York Times, Sept 13, According to the article, Why?

Syrian opposition says..., Al Jazeera, Jan 11, What does the Syrian opposition say?

Truck bomb kills at least 65 at Libyan training camp, New York Times, Jan 7, What is happening in Libya?

 

Articles for News Quiz #13:  Wednesday Jan. 6

Battle for Indian air-base..., BBC, Jan 3, What historic conflict is potentially reignited by this attack?

The ethnic roots of China's Uighur crisis, Al Jazeera, July 21, Who are the Uighur's and what is the conflict in China?

Gambia bans female genital mutilation, Al Jazeera, Jan 1, How prevalent is FGM across the world?

Saudi Arabia executes 47..., NPR, Jan 2, Who was executed, why and what are the regional implications?

The words that killed Medieval Jews, NY Times, Dec. 13, What connection does Sara Lipton make between current events in the US and the historic anti-semitic violence? 

Interview with Iraqi President Haidir al Abadi, NPR Dec. 20, What support does Abadi want from the US?

Fact Check: Did Obama withdraw from Iraq too soon?, NPR. Dec.22, According to the report, how is Obama responsible and not responsible for the rise of DAESH in Iraq?

 

Welcome to 2016

 

Articles for News Quiz #12:  Friday Dec. 18

... Donald Trump fits demagogue mold, NPR Dec. 10, What is a demagogue?  What is Signer's position on Trump and his supporters?

For young Saudi women gaming offers..., NPR, Dec. 9, Why is gaming considered "a huge step"?

Most of the world perplexed that...NPR, Dec. 9, What are global perceptions of the US positions climate change?

Who are the Syrian Rebels meeting in Saudi Arabia?  Telegraph, Dec 8, Describe the rebel groups invited indent invited to the talks

COP21..., NPR, Dec 13, What does the Accord do and not do?

 Scientists see climate accord as..., NPR, Dec. 15, what are the two positions by scientists on the COP21 accord?

 

 

Articles for News Quiz #11:  Wednesday Dec. 9

Saudi elections to offer a small step..., NPR, Dec. 2, What is the small step?  What is the economic context of the change?

Russia changes its military posture in Syria, NPR, Dec. 2, What is the change?  What is the news about NATO?

American WWII vet becomes first soldier..., CBS, Dec. 2, What did Roddie Edmonds do?  Who were Wallenberg and Schindler? 

Netherlands shares climate change advice..., NPR, Dec. 4, What is Holland's expertise?

Climate talks grow more complex..., NPR, Dec. 6, What are the perspectives of India, China and Russia on climate issues?

Cyprus reunification 'within reach'..., The Guardian, Dec. 4, Explain Cyprus' division and the potential for reunification

Paris, Beirut, and the language used to describe terrorism, The Atlantic, Nov. 17, How were the headlines for the attacks in Paris and Beirut different?

15 year old surging President Obama..., Syracuse.com, Dec. 1, Who is Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh and what is he doing? 

Thousands protest in Soul against..., Al Jazeera, Dec. 5, What are they protesting?

Libyan rival sign proposal..., Al Jazeera, Dec. 6, What is the proposal? 

 

Articles for News Quiz #10:  Wednesday Dec. 2

Obama's legacy at stake in Paris talks..., New York Times, Nov. 29, What legacy and what are Obama's positions going into Paris?

Germany's Merkel isolated by... , Boston Globe, Nov. 28, Why is Merkel isolated?  What is her position on Syrian refugees?

India's quandary, climate change and coal,  NPR, Nov. 29, What is India's position on coal and climate?

What the Paris climate meeting must do, New York Times Editorial, Nov. 29, What is an editorial?  What is the Times position on Paris?

Saudi Arabian executioners..., Washington Post, Nov. 28, 

ISIS' Grip on Libyan town..., New York Times, Nov. 29, Read to the first Graphic,  scroll down to watch the video The Evolution of ISIS (5 min).  We will have a few questions about ISIS from the article and video.  

Pope Francis arrives in..., CNN, Nov. 29,  Where is Francis visiting and what is the context of his visit? 

This is why..., Washington Post, Nov. 16,  According to this article, why have the Paris attacks gotten more coverage than other attacks?  

 

Articles for News Quiz #9:  Friday Nov. 20

Call to arms...  New York Times, Nov. 16, What special powers is Hollande asking for?

Paris terror attacks..., CNNNov. 15, (Watch first video and read short article)

After attacks in Paris..., USA Today, NOv. 16, What has been he response of 23 USA governors to the attacks in Paris?

Beirut..., New York Times, Nov. 15,  What happened in Beirut?

Military concedes election..., New York Times, Nov. 11, What is the historical significance of the election in Myanmar?

Tensions in Iran..., New York Times, Nov. 15, What are the positions of President Rouhani, Ayatollah Khamenei and the Republican Guard on improving relations with the US? 

 

 

Articles for News Quiz #8:  Friday Nov. 13

Bollywood star..., NPR, Nov. 9, What is President Narendra Modi's roll in India's conflict between Hindus and Muslims?

Scientists say the Amazon is..., NPT, Nov. 9, Explain the theory that the Amazon rainforest creates rain.

China's Pacific overtures,  New York Times, Nov. 6, Describe US and Chinese perspectives on the conflict in the South China Sea

North Korea's interior design..., Huffington Post, Nov. 6, 

France to tighten borders..., (Video) CNN, Nov. 5, What is Cop21, where will it be and what is the status of preparations?

 

Articles for News Quiz #7:  Friday Nov. 6:

'Nostra Aetate' opened up Jewish Catholic relation 50 years ago,  NPR Nov. 1, What came out of the Second Vatican Council in 1965 and how did it change Catholic Jewish relations? 

North Korea announces rare party congress...,(Video) CNN, Nov. 1, Describe the election in North Korea

China ends one-child policy... (video), the Guardian, Nov. 1, What were the effects of the one-child policy?

S. Korea, China Japan revive trilateral summit, (video) Airang, Nov, 2, What were the contentious issues around history? 

Turkey holds snap parlementary elections, (video) CNN, Nov 1, What is the context of Sundays election in Turkey?

For the first time in 6 decades..., (audio) NPR Nov 4, What is at the root of the conflict between China and Taiwan? 

 

Articles for News Quiz #6:  Friday Oct. 30:

 Elections in... New York Times, Oct. 25,For 6 points - be prepared to link a short summary of the elections situation in: Argentia, Poland, Tanzania, Guatemala, Haiti, and Ivory Coast.  

 Untangling the overlapping conflicts in Syria, New York Times, Oct. 18, For 2 points identify the alliances of the different players in the war(s) in Syria including:  Assad, the US, Russia, Iran, Hezbollah, ISIS, the Kurds, Turkey, Arab nations, and rebel groups 

Historical certainty proves... Jerusalem holiest places, New York Times, Oct. 8, What is the Temple Mount and why is it so controversial today?

Nearly 80% of Germany's power..., YES, July 31, What is notable about Germany' energy grid?

Divided Koreans prepare to meet..., the Guardian (UK), Oct. 19, Why have there been so few reunions?

  

Articles for News Quiz #5:  Friday Oct. 23:

All from National Public Radio - what do you think of NPR's audio coverage?

In Grief... Parents span Israeli-Palestinian divide, NPR, Oct. 17, What are Israeli and Palestinian perspectives on the violence?

John Kerry...Violence between Israelis and Palestinians, NPR, Oct. 16, What is Kerry's position on the violence?

Obama decides to leave..., NPR, Oct. 16, What did Obama announce about Afghanistan?

Why the US engagement in Afghanistan.., NPR Oct.18, What is the view of the Afghan ambassador on the role of the US in Afghanistan?

US troops to fight against..., NPR, Oct. 16, What is Boko Haram and what will the US troops be doing in Cameroon?

Meet the 15 year old girl..., NPR, March 12, Who is Emelin and what did she do?

How the Lybian revolution opened the door to Islamic Revolution, NPR, Oct 19, Played in class Tuesday, What happened in Libya?  What are the historical lessons to be learned?

 

 

 

Articles for News Quiz #4:  Friday Oct. 16:

How Tunisia's "Quartet" Saved a Country..., NPR, Oct. 9, What did the Quartet do?  What happened in Tunisia?  

The differences between North and South Korea explained.  seseofreason.com, Sept. 11, What is the story with North Korea?  We will have a few questions or cartoons about North Korea taken from this lengthy article on this week's news quiz.  

Ankara attacks: Turkey in mourning..., BBC, Oct. 11, Watch the video and read till the series of photos - What happened in Ankara?

Who are the Kurds?, BBC , Oct 21, '14, Read through "Why are the Kurds at the forefront of the war against IS?".  Who are the Kurds?  What is their relationship to the government of Turkey?  What is their role in the fight against ISIS?

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2014/15 OxFeed articles below

 

FINAL News Quiz #26 for Friday May 29

Come prepared with notes to do the following for all 6 articles in no less than 2 minutes and no more than 4 min in small groups.  

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

 How We Learned to KillBy Timothy Kudo, New York Times, March 1, 2015

 Marx's Lesson for the Muslim Brothers, Sheri Berman, New York Times, August 10, 2013

Lessons from the Little Ice Ageby Geoffrey Parker, New York Times, March 23, 2014

Is a Climate Disaster Inevitable? by Adam Frank, New York Times, Jan 18, 2015

If You See Something, Say Somethingby Michael E. Mann, New York Times, Jan 19, 2014

What is a good lIfe?, The Week, February 13, 2013

 

News Quiz #25 for Friday May 15

Come prepared with notes to do the following for all 6 articles in no less than 2 minutes and no more than 4 min in small groups.  

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

How to Feed the World, Mark Bittman, New York Times, 10/20/13

German, Jewish and Neither, By YASCHA MOUNKJAN. 3, 2014, NY Times

Where we are shapes who we are, by Adam Alter, June 16, 2013, NY Times

Are the Roma primitive, or just poor?, by Dan Bilefsky, NY Times, 10/20/13

Why Language may shape our thoughts.  By Sharron Begley, Newsweek

Inside North Korea’s gulag,  the Week, June 1, 2012

 

News Quiz #24 for Friday May 8

Listen to this article on Vietnam for the multiple choice portion of the News Quiz

In Danang, where US troops force landed, by Michael Sullivan, NPR Sat. May 2

Come prepared with notes to do the following for all 6 articles in no less than 2 minutes and no more than 4 min in small groups.  

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

NOTE:  The text from the articles posted below has also been emailed to you  

 Stumbling Into a Wider WarEDITORIAL from the New York TimesMAY 2, 2015

Comfort Women and Japan’s War on Truth, by Mindy Kotler, NY Times, Nov, 26, 2014

In This Rape Case, the Victim Was Four, by Nicholas Kristof, NY Times, Jan 2014

The Good Men of India, by Lavanya Sankaran, NY Times, Oct. 20, 2013

How Marriage Has Changed Over Centuries, By The Week,| June 1, 2012

Social Networking in the 1600's,Tom Standage, NY Times, June 23, 2013

 

 

News Quiz 23 for Friday May 1

Come prepared with notes to do the following for all 6 articles in no less than 2 minutes and no more than 4 min in small groups.  

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

NOTE:  The text from the articles posted below has also been emailed to you  

Slums Into Malls, Nicholas Kristof, New York Times, May 29, 2011

Why Revenge Isn't the Right Answer, by Sunil Dutta, Newsweek, May 3, 2004

Caste Is Not Past, by Lavanya Sankaran, New York Times, June 15, 2013

The Youngest Are  Hungriest, by Seema Jayachandran and Yohimo Pande, New York Times, Aug. 10, 2014

Rape and Rotherham, by Ross Douthant, New York Times, Sept. 7, 2014

Armenians Should Not Let Genocide Define Us, Meline Toumani, NY Times, April 19, 2015

 

News Quiz 22 for Friday April 24

Come prepared with notes to do the following for all 6 articles in no less than 2 minutes and no more than 4 min in small groups.  

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

NOTE:  The text from the articles posted below has also been emailed to you 

Bye-bye baby: birthrates are falling around the world, Teitelbaum and Winter, New York Times, 4/4/14

Where 'Jasmine' means tea, not a revolt, Andrew Jacob, New York Times, 4/3/11  

Life in a toxic country, Edward Wong, New York Times, 8/4/14 

How to play well with China, Bremmer and Huntsman, New York Times, 6/1/13

China's Censored World, Evan Osnos, New York Times, May 2, 2014

China's Crime-Free Crime Films, Nury Vittachi, New York Times, 1/6/15

 

 

News Quiz 21 for Friday April 17

Come prepared with notes to do the following for all 6 articles in no less than 2 minutes and no more than 4 min in small groups.  

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

NOTE:  The text from the 3 articles posted below will also be emailed out to you 

Millennial Searchers, Emily E. Smith & Jennifer AskerNY Times, 12/1/13

Why Movie Facts Prevail, Jeffry M. Zacks, NY Times, 2/15/15
Make School A Democracy, David L. Kirp, NY Times, 2/15/15 

 

ALSO - on the handout passed out in class :

Iran deal sparks congressional battle, The Week, 4/17/15 
Iran: An end to decades of cold war? The Week, 4/17/15  

Arabs and Iranians greet the nuclear deal, The Week, 4/17/1

 

News Quiz Friday April 10:

Cycle 4 News Quiz Format Change:  Beginning this week news quizzes will assess BOTH your knowledge of the current events reported on the brief articles on the class handouts AND your ability to summarize, analyze, and ask questions about the 6 longer articles that are posted below.  Come prepared to do the following for all 6 articles in no less than 2 minutes and no more than 4 min in small groups.  

Bring notes

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

do all this in 2  to 4 minutes

NOTE:  The text from articles posted below will also be emailed out to you OR handed out in class

Radical Islam, Nihilist Rage By Kenan Malik, New York Times, Jan 4, 2015

I.S. = Invasive Species, by Thomas Friedman, New York Times, Oct. 11, 2014 

The Brotherhood will be back, by Shadi Hamid, New York Times, May 25, 2014

The End of Liberal Zionism, by Anthony Lerman, New York Times, Aug. 24, 2014

ALSO - on the handout passed out in class on Monday April 6:

Islamic extremism: Rooted in the religion itself?The Week, Oct 24, 2014

The grand Shiite-Sunni struggle, The Week, April 10, 2015

 

Cycle 3:

 

For Debate Prep (optional)

Shiite militia and war crimes in Iraq, NPR, March 18

Netanyahu's unexpected win in Israel Elections, Fox, March 18

Iran Nuclear talks, Voice of America, March 18, an overview of the issues

Arab Sates and Iran's Nuclear Talks, NPR, March 16

New (Palestinian) Community Rises in the West Bank, NPR, hopes for a new Palestine

 

 

News Quiz for Friday March 13

ISIS bulldozes ruins..., Michael Martinez, CNN, March 6

Islamic State appears to be..., Liz Sly, Washington Post, March 6, Why is ISIS fraying?

Nigeria's Boko Haram pledges..., BBC, March 7

Russia's..., Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post, March 8,

UN Analysts say..., Michele Keleman, NPR, March 9

Pope Francis attacks...,  James Mackenzie, Reuters, Feb. 28, What was the Pope's statement about capitalism?

Netanyahu's re-election bid..., Daniel Gordis, Chicago Tribune, March 9 

GOP senators remind..., Alisa Chang, NPR, March 10,

Venezuela's Maduro..., John Ortis, NPR, March 8

 

News Quiz for Friday March 6

Netanyahu urges..., al Jazeera, March 3, What did Netanyahu's say?  What was Iran's response to the speech?  

Benjamin Netanyahu addressing..., William Saletan, Slate,  What is the controversy about? 

With Iran's help, Iraqi forces..., Tom Bowman, NPR, March 3, What is the US fear with Iran assisting Iraqi Shite forces?

Israel/Palestine: Is it even relevant anymore?  John Bell, al Jazeera, March 2, Why does Bell think the conflict is fading in relevance?

How Jewish should Israel be?  NPR, March 4

Murder of Boris Nemtsov, Wikipedia, March 2, Read the short "Events" entry

Boris Nemtsov murder..., BBC, March 2, Watch the short video

Western Media's reaction to Nemtsov's murder..., Interview with Marcus Papadoppulous, A Russian perspective

 

News Quiz for Friday Feb. 6

Jordan reacts with rage…, Bill Chapell, NPR, Feb. 4, 

Fighting in Eastern Ukraine… Corey Flintoff, NPR,  Jan. 31, According to Flintoff, who are the victims in this war?

How Auschwitz is Misunderstood,  Daniel Goldhagen, New York Times, Jan. 25, According to Goldhagen, how is Auschwitz misunderstood?

Thousands march in Spain…, Raphael Minder, New York Times, Jan. 31, How are Syriza in Greece and Podemus in Spain similar?

Kingdom at the Crossroads…, Karen Elliott House, Time, Jan 28, What is the Saudi position on... Yemen, ISIS, Iran and Oil prices?

Hezbollah-Israel…, Nour Samaha, Al Jazeera, Jan 29, What is the status of the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah?

 

News Quiz for Tuesday Jan. 20 (last news quiz for cycle 2)

Charlie Ebdo hits the stands, Lauren Frayer, NPR, Jan. 14, 

Jailed Saudi Blogger…, Krishnadev Calamur, NPR, Jan 15, What was Raif Badawi's crime?

Why did the world ignore…, Maeve Shearlaw, The Guardian (UK), Jan 12, According to the article, what are the reasons for such disproportionate coverage between the terrorist attacks in Paris and Nigeria?

Egyptian Judge voids...,  David Kirkpatrick, New York Times, Jam 12, Read the first 4 paragraphs, What does the decision about Mubarak suggest about the 2011 Arab Spring revolution in Egypt?

Uganda to hand over…, Al Jazeera, Jan 13, What is the Lords Resistance Army?

Kerry expresses support for…, Voice of America, Jan 14, What is Kerry supporting?

Were Paris attacks coordinated…, NPR, Jan 15, What is the relationship between ISIS and al Qaeda?

 

News Quiz #14 for Monday Jan 12

Shift in US-Cuba relationship…, NPR Dec. 17, What has been the history of US Cuban relations over the last 50 years?

Europe' far right…, NPR, Dec. 26, What is Putin' role in EU politics?  

Turkish president's aggressive…, Peter Kenyon, NPR, Dec. 26,

… rallies grow in Germany, NPR, Jan 6

Palestinians seen gaining momentum…, Jodi Rodoren, New York Times, Jan. 5, What is Israel's response to the Palestinian push for statehood?

I encourage you to look over past news quizzes.  I will include in this quiz images and cartoons related to news  that was on previous quizzes.

 

 

News Quiz #13 for Wednesday Dec. 17

Ebola must go…, Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR, Dec. 9, What is Liberia's new strategy for stopping the spread of Ebola?

 Europe vs US Tech Titans…, READ at least the 1st half of the article - Mercury News, Dec. 9,  Describe the different between US and European approaches to huge Internet companies such as Google. 

Palestinian minister dies…, BBC, Dec. 10, What happened?

Facing threats from ISIS…, Deb Amos, NPR, Dec. 9, How are the Gulf States responding to ISIS?

Brazil's Truth Commission…, BBC, Dec. 10, What did the commission investigate?

Burma lurches towards…, Calum MacLeod, USA Today, Dec. 6,  What have the Burmese generals agreed to?

Russian Pop stars…, Corey Flintoff, NPR, Dec. 10, What is happening to musicians critical of the Russian government?

For Yazidi women…, Leila Fadel, NPR, Dec. 10,

Even if torture…, Eric Deggans, NPR, Dec. 12, What is the message about the efficacy of torture in TV shows? 

 

News Quiz #12 for Wednesday Dec. 10

Leung warns…, The Standard (Hong Kong), Dec. 8, Who is Leung and what is he calling for?

30 years later…, AP, Dec. 3, What happened in Bopal, India 30 years ago?

Israel to hold…, Al Jazeera, Dec. 3, Why has Netanyahu called for elections in March?

For Iran…, Peter Kenyon, NPR, Dec. 7, What is Iran's economic forecast?

At Afghan Conference…, Sean Carerry, NPT, Dec. 5, What is the current situation in Afghanistan?

Sweden's tolerance is tested…, Joanna Kakissis, Dec. 5, Describe Sweden's approach to Syrian refugees?

Najaf offers…, Alice Fordham, NPR, Nov. 30, What is the status of Iraqus Shiite Holy city? (last week in class we saw US and German TV news reports from Najjf in 2003).  

 

News Quiz #11 for Wednesday Dec. 3

Egypt court dismisses charges against Mubarak, AlJazeera, Nov. 29, Who is Hosni Mubarak?  Who is Mohammed Morsi?  Who is General Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi?

Protests erupt in Egypt after Mubarak Charges dropped, the Guardian, Nov. 30, 

US and Turkey Discuss..., Deb Amos, NPR, Nov. 23, What does the US want from Turkey and what doesTurkey want from the US in Syria?

Tunisian Election…, Naveena Kottoor, NPR Nov. 23,  What model does Tunisia present for a post Arab-Spring nation?

OPTIONAL:  The Conflict and the Coverage, Margaret Sullivan, New York Times, Nov. 21, Read the Times Public Editor's reflections on the newspapers coverage of the Arab Isaeli conflict.

 

News Quiz #10 for Friday Nov. 21

Who Are We?  Thomas Friedman, New York Times, Nov. 16, According to Friedman, what are the reasons for the rise of ISIS?

Outpouring of Grief for Iranian Pop Star, Melissa Block, NPR, Nov. 17, What was surprising about the response to the pop star's death?

What you need to know abut the Keystone XL Pipeline, NPR, Nov. 17, What are the primary issues in the controversy about this pipeline?

With cash and cachet, the Islamic State…, Leia Fadel, NPR, Nov. 18, What is happening with ISIS across the Middle East?

Synagogue Attack: Netanyahu vows "Battle for Jerusalem", BBC, Nov. 18, 

Street battles Rage after Jerusalem attacks, AlJazeera, Nov. 19, Compare BBC and Al Jazeera  coverage of the conflict in Jerusalem.

Colombia suspend Farc peace talks over kidnapping, BBC, Nov. 18, 

 

News Quiz #9 for Friday Nov. 14.

China and US, Titans of Carbon Pollution Move to Cut Gasses, Bill Chapell, NPR, Nov. 12, What did the US and China agree to?

Catalonia vote, Fernando Sanchez Costa, BBC, Nov 10, What was the results of the vote?  What is the position of the Spanish government?

Obama's Secret Letter To Iranian Leader Details…, NPR, Jay Solomon interviewed, Nov. 7, What did Obama say in the letter to Iran's Supreme Leader?  How might this relate to the nuclear talks?  What is "detente"?

Capitalism Is Making China Richer But Not Democratic, Frank Langfitt, NPR, Nov. 7, What forces, if any, are likely to push China toward greater democracy?

US Expects to Raise China's Human Rights Record at APEC Summit,  Voice Of America, Nov 7, What is Voice of America?  What si the APEC Summit?  The US will raise human rights with China but what domestic issue is China focused on - according to VOA?

Berlin Wall 25th anniversary, Andreas Preuss, BBC, Nov. 9,  What has the Berlin Wall come to symbolize?  Why was it built?

Palestinian Attack kills 2 Israelis in Ongoing Violence, Joel Greenburg, The Olympian, Nov. 10

Russia steps up nuclear plans in Iran as talks near deadline, Josh Levs, CNN, Nov. 11, What are the positions of Russia, the US, Iran and Israel on a potential nuclear deal?  

 

For News Quiz Friday Nov. 7 (last of cycle 1)

After Acid Attacks And Executions, Iran Defends Human Rights Record, Peter Kenyon, NPR, Nov. 2, How has Rouani's presidency impacted Iran's human rights record? 

For Palestinians, A Bridge-Building Bus Trip To Israel Turns Sour, Emily Harris, NPR, Nov. 1, What is "normalization"?  Why is it a "dirty word" in Palestine?

U.N. Panel Warns of Dire Effects From lack of Action on Global Warming, N Y Times, NOv, 2, What is the IPCC and what are they saying about climate change?

In Torrent of Rapes in Britain, n Uncomfortable Focus in Race and Ethnicity, Katrin Bennhold, N.Y. Times, Nov. 1, 

Flying Blind in Iraq and Syria, Op-Ed (opinion piece) by Thomas Friedman, Nov. 2,  be prepared to explain the title 

 

For News Quiz #7 Fri. Oct. 31

In Pakistan, Islamic State Draws In Taliban Followers, Philip Reeves, NPR, Oct. 27, 

Ukraine Elections: Pro-Western parties set for victory, BBC, Oct. 27

Terror attacks in Canada warn of things to come, James Robins, USA Today, Oct. 22

With Marines Gone, Can The Afghan Army Hold Off The Taliban?, Sean Carberry, NPT, Oct. 27

Iran executes woman who killed her alleged rapist, CNN, Oct. 25

 

For News Quiz #5 Wednesday Oct. 15

Egypt's Conservative Society Further Burdens Poor Working Women, Leila Fadel, NPR, Oct. 14, Why are poor working women in Egypt suffering in the economic downturn?

Bosnia Readies for Elections Amid Ethnic Tensions, PBS NewsHour, Oct. 1,  Explain the ethnic tensions at play in the elections in Bosnia

Pakistani Teen Shares Nobel Peace Prize, Philip Reeves, NPR, Oct. 10   Why did the Nobel Committee give the Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzi and Kailash Satyarthi?

Gaza Donors Want Assurances Cycle Of War Is Broken, Emily Harris, NPR, Oct. 10   What assurances are donors looking for?

What Texas can learn from Nigeria when it comes to continuing Ebola, The Washington Post, What gave Nigeria an advantage in developing a method to fight Ebola.

 

For News Quiz #4 Tuesday Oct. 7, 2014

Click on the blue link to read or listen to the article.  Email me (csperry@icsd.k12.ny.us) if the link does not work.  I have included questions in red to focus your reading.  We ail discuss the difference between reading the news and listening (NPR articles).

 

Modi Galvanizes Indian Diaspora On U.S. Visit, Rachel Martin, NPR (National Public Radio), Sept. 29 - listen to the 5 min radio broadcast

Who is Narendra Modi and what are his goals in visiting the US? 

ISIS Captives Tell Of Rapes And Beatings, Plead For Help, Leila Fadel, NPR, Oct, 3   NOTE - You may find this article disturbing.  Does this article influence your position on using US military force in the fight against ISIS?

Netanyahu Defends Plan For Jewish Homes In East JerusalemNPR, Oct. 2, What is Netanyahu's position on the building of Jewish Settlements in Arab East Jerusalem?

New York Times Editorial on last week's climate change march in NYC, Sunday September 28, 2014  -  How does this "editorial" different form a news article.  How would you summarize the New York Times editorial stance on climate change and the march?  

 

 

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Facing History 2013/14 - Oxfeed

 

For News Quiz #27, Friday May 16

How Much Can The US Do For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls, Paul Lubeck, NPR, May 10, 2014

What's So Scary About Smart Girls?, Nicholas Kristof, New York Times, May 11, 2014

In Rwanda, Fighting Echoes of Germany, Nicholas Kilosh, New York Times, May 11, 2014

Social Networking in the 1600's, Tom Standage, New York Times, June 23, 2013

The Pipe Dream of an Easy War, HR McMaster, New York Times, July 20, 2013

Voting in India's Elections Is Wrapping Up, Julie MacCarthy, NPR, May 12, 2014

 

For News Quiz #26, Friday May 9

Slums Into Malls, Nicholas Kristof, New York Times, May 29, 2011

Why Revenge Isn't the Right Answer, by Sunil Dutta, Newsweek, May 3, 2004 - Must access on OxFeed

Caste Is Not Past, by Lavanya Sankaran, New York Times, June 15, 2013

Bring Back Our Girls, Nicholas Kristof, New York Times, May 4, 2014 

President Obama and the World, Editorial, New York Times, May 4, 2014 - 1st Half - to "Red Lines"

President Obama and the World, Editorial, New York Times, May 4, 2014 - 2nd Half - from "Red Lines"

 

For News Quiz #25, Friday May 2

If You See Something, Say Something, Michael Mann, New York Times, Jan. 19, 2014

Millennial Serchers, Emily Esfahani Smith and Jennifer L. Aaker, New York Times, Dec. 1, 2013

How to feed the world, Mark Bittman, New York Times, 10/20/13

Are Iran and Israel Trading Places?, by Abbas Milani and Israel Waismel-Manor, New York Times, 4/20/14

Meaningful Progress with Iran, editorial, New York Times, April 27, 2014

An Ever Changing Union, The Week, June 8, 2012

 

 

For News Quiz #24, Friday April 25:

Bye-bye baby: birthrates are falling around the world, Teitelbaum and Winter, New York Times, 4/4/14

Where 'Jasmine' means tea, not a revolt, Andrew Jacob, New York Times, 4/3/11  

Life in a toxic country, Edward Wong, New York Times, 8/4/14 

The thorny challenge of covering China, Margaret Sullivan, New York Times, 12/8/13

How to play well with China, Bremmer and Huntsman, New York Times, 6/1/13

Egypt's perilous drift, Thomas Friedman, New York Times, 6/16/13

 

For News Quiz #23, Wednesday April 10:

Cycle 4 News Quiz Format Change:  Beginning this week news quizzes will assess BOTH your knowledge of the current events reported on the brief articles on the class handouts AND your ability to summarize, analyze, and ask questions about the 6 longer articles that are posted below.  Come prepared to do the following for all 6 articles in no less than 2 minutes and no more than 4 min in small groups.  

Bring notes

1)  synthesize the main points of the article - 1 to 2 min

2)  give your opinion on the article

3)  note questions the article raises for you 

do all this in 2  to 4 minutes

For News Quiz Wed. April 9 - Small Group Presentations:

The two state illusion, Ian Listick, New York Times, 9/15/13

Israel's fading democracy, Avraham Burg, New York Times, 8/5/12

Two Israeli settlers speak of life - and plans - on disputed land, Emily Harris, NPR, 4/3/14

The last of the sheiks?, Christopher Davidson, New York Times, 10/20/13

Syria's spreading bloodshed, Molly Crabapple, New York Times, 12/8/13

Imagining a remapped Middle East, Robin Wright, New York Times, 9/29/13

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CYCLE 3 NEW QUIZZES

For News Quiz #22, Wednesday. April 1:

IPCC Report warns of future climate change risks, but is spun by contrarians, The Guardian, March 31

US-Saudi relations strained over Syria and Iran, Michele Keleman, NPR, March 27

Veiled Truths, by Hossein Fatemi, New York Times, March 30

Remaking a life after years in an Israeli prison, Jodi Rudoren, New York Times, March 30

 

These articles will not be on any News Quiz - read them only if they're of interest to you

Iran's Zarif 'sees signs of comprehensive nuclear deal', BBC, Mar. 19

Israeli air strikes in Golan 'kill Syrian soldier', BBC, Mar. 19

In blistering attack, U.S. official accuses Ya'alon of 'undermining' relations with Washington, Haaretz, Mar. 19

A Divide Among Palestinians on a Two-State Solution, Jodi Rudoren, NYTimes, Mar. 18

Gaza's only power plant lights up again after Israel allows fuel in, Haaretz, Mar. 17

Poll: 95% of Israelis believe racism is a problem, Haaretz, Mar. 17

Plight of Jewish 'chained women' trapped in broken marriage, Erica Chernofsky, BBC, Mar. 12

 

For News Quiz #21, Fri. March 14

Saudi Arabia threatens to blockade Qatar over terrorism, Michael Jansen, Irish Times, Mar. 11

Qatar defends foreign policy over Gulf rift, Al Jazeera, Mar. 11 - Article linked in first paragraph will provide some background if you choose to read it

In Iraq, Anbar faces extremists stronger than those the US fought, Alice Fordham, NPR, March 11

Taliban threatens to disrupt Afghan elections, Al Jazeera America, Mar. 10

China draws 'red line' on North Korea, Al Jazeera, Mar.  8

In response to U.S. sanctions over Ukraine, Russia may freeze weapons inspections, Washington Post, Mar. 8

Asian states search for missing Malaysia Airlines jet, BBC, Mar. 8

Will Scotland go Independent?  Ari Shapiro, NPR, March 5

 

For News Quiz # 20, Fri. March 7

Russia says Yanukovich asked for intervention, Al Jazeera, Mar. 4

Who's behind the mass stabbings in China? Frank Langfitt, NPR, March 3

My (brief) detention by Iran's Morality Police, Deborah Amos, NPR, March 3

Russian parliament approves troop deployment in Ukraine, BBC, Mar. 1

Readout of President Obama’s Call with President Putin, Whitehouse.gov, Mar. 1

Ukraine accuses Russia of invading Crimea, Al Jazeera, Mar. 1

Statement by the President on Ukraine, Whitehouse.gov, Feb. 28

Anti-Abortion Push Has Spain Debating Definition Of "Progress", Lauren Frayer, NPR, Feb. 27

 

For News Quiz #19, Fri. Feb. 28, 2014

Russia's anti-gay law is wrong - but so is some of the criticism from the West,  Marcs Bennetts, The Guardian, Feb. 4. - Sumarize Bennett's critique of criticisms of Russia over its anti-gay law?

Gays and Lesbians Seeking Asylum In US, Richard Gonzales, NPR, Feb. 26 - What is the greatest challenge for LGBT Ugandans seeking asylum in the US?

Libya Struggles To Fix Its Broken Army, Leila Fadel, NPR, Feb. 26  -  What is the status of Civil Society in Libya 2 years after the overthrow of the dictates, Mhomar Quaddafi?

Ukrainian MPs vote to send Yanukovych to The Hague to face trial, Shaun Walker, The Guardian, Feb. 25

Ukrainian president and opposition sign early poll deal, BBC, Feb. 21

Why is Ukraine in Turmoil?  BBC, Feb. 22 - What are the roots of the conflict?

Venezuela threatens to expel CNN over protest coverage, BBC, Feb. 20

Leopoldo Lopez, Venezuela opposition leader, surrenders, CBC, Feb. 18

 

For News Quiz #18, Mon. Feb. 24 - news from the Week of Feb. 10, 2014

Political Change Allows Ex-Diplomat To Visit Iran, NPR, Feb. 11,  What is Seyed Hossein's position on a new revolution for Iran?

Egypt's Crackdown Widens But Insurgency Still Burns, Laila Fadl, Feb. 10

Activists in Sochi Say They're Harassed For Speaking Out, Corey Flintoff, Feb. 10

Nigeria Tries To "Sanitize" itself of Gays, Adam Nossiter, N.Y.Times, Feb. 8

Bosnia privatization protests reach other cities, Washington Post, Feb. 6

Turkish police fire tear gas to break up Internet protest, Reuters, Feb. 9

How Japan’s ‘BBC’ is rewriting its role in the Second World War, The Independent, Feb. 7

 

For News Quiz #17, Wednesday Feb. 5, 2014

A Ghastly Injustice in India, N.Y.Times Editorial, Feb. 2,  What should India do to change the "ghastly injustices" according to the editorial? Whose opinion does this editorial reflect? 

Losing The Propaganda War, Hirsh Goodman, N.Y.Times, Feb. 2, What is the BDS (Boycot, Divestment and Sanctions) moment and what is its goal?

Ukraine rally in Maidan targets Yanukovych, BBC, Feb 2

Typhoon disasters inspire Filipino musical, Rak of Aegis, BBC, Feb 1 (Video)

Syria peace talks end first round in deadlock, Haaretz, Jan 31, Haaretz is an Israeli news agency

PM: Government working hard for success of national reconciliation, SANA, Feb 2, SANA is the Syrian governmental press - How do the two articles present the talks differently?

Deadly Explosions Rattle Cairo, NPR, Laila Fadl, Jan. 24, 

Nigeria's New Anti-Gay Laws A Harsh Reminder Of Global Attitudes, NPR, Jan 18, According to Jonathan Cooper from Human Dignity Trust, what are the roots of the harsh anti-Gay laws throughout Africa?

U.S. Tries To Limit Iran's Role At Syrian Peace Talks, NPR, Jan 17, 

 

For News Quiz Friday Jan. 17, 2014

Tunisians Work Towards Democracy After Arab Spring, Eleanor Beardsley, NPR, Jan 14, Summarize Arab Spring experience.

As Egypt Votes On New Constitution, Space For Dissent Closes, Leila Fadel, NPT, Jan 13, What is Egypt's military government hoping for in this week's election?

In This Rape Cast the Victim Was 4, Nicholas Kristof, NYTimes, Jan 12, What does Kristof see as the major reasons for the scourge of rape in many poor countries? 

Ariel Sharon, former Israeli Prime Minister Dead at 85 - watch 7 min. video, CNN, Jan 11

"Pious Spy" Article Casts Doubts on Taliban Chief' Death, NPR Jan 10

German, Jewish and Neither, Yascha Mounk, New York Times, Jan 2 

 

For News Quiz Wednesday Jan. 8, 2014

CAR Atrocities

Power Vacuum in Middle East Lifts Al Qaeda, NY Times, Jan 5, What forces are moving into the power vacuum left in the Middle East with the withdrawal of the US?   What is the root cause of the conflicts in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq?  

CAR Atrocities Must Be Answered Says U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power, NPR, Dec. 22, What are Power's views on the role of the US in possible genocide in CAR and South Sudan?

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood declared 'terrorist group', BBC, Dec. 25

Egypt: Three killed in fresh Muslim Brotherhood clashes, BBC, Dec. 27

Car bombing kills pro-Western Lebanese politician, Big Story (AP Affiliate), Dec. 27

The Filth in Erdogan's Closet, New York Times (Opinion piece), Dec. 27

China Says Over 3 Million Hectares of Land Too Polluted to Farm, New York Times, Dec. 30

US the biggest threat to world peace in 2013 – poll, RT, Jan. 6

Palestinian, 85, dies 'after inhaling Israeli teargas', The Guardian, Jan. 2

 

For News Quiz Friday Dec. 20:

What The Execution Of Kim Jung Un's Uncle Means For North Korea, Frank Langfitt, NPR, Dec. 13 

Malala, Hailed Around The World, Controversial At Home, Philip Reeves, NPR, Dec. 10, Why are Pakistanis critical of Malala?

Megatons To Megawatts — Russian Warheads Fuel U.S. Power Plants, George Brumfiel, NPR, Dec. 11, What percentage of US electricity has been coming from former Soviet nuclear bombs?

In Ukraine, Feeding the Protest, Matthew Orr, NY Times, Dec. 13 (Video)

Uruguay's president José Mujica: no palace, no motorcade, no frills, Jonathan Watts, The Guardian, Dec. 13

Arrested in Islamic Pakistan for reading the Koran: Ahmadi sect under siege, Katherina Houreld, Reuters, Dec. 15

Swedish police detain 28 after neo-Nazi attack, AP, Dec. 15

China lands Jade Rabbit robot rover on Moon, Paul Rincon, BBC, Dec. 14

India's Workplace cases Highlights Abuses Against Women, Julie McCarthy, NPR, Dec. 16

 

 

For News Quiz Friday Dec. 13:

China's Military Buildup Reignites Worries In Asia, Beyond, Tom Bowman, NPR, Dec. 5

The High Price Egyptians Pay For Opposing Their Rulers, Leila Fadel, NPR, Dec. 3

As We Memorialize Mandela, Remember Those Who Stood With Him, Scott Simon, NPR, Dec. 7

Can Foreign Aid Help This Girl?, Nicholas Kristof, N.Y. Times, Dec. 8,  What is Kristof's view of foreign aid?

Husband Finding Peace After a Terrorist Attack, NPR,Dec. 8, What impact did David's visit to Mohamed's family have on him?

In Egypt, Protests Shift to College Campuses, Leilla Fadel, NPR, Dec. 10, Describe the two factions in Egypt that are protesting against the military government.

French soldiers killed in Central African Republic, BBC, Dec. 10, Only need to read until the video giving a background to the C.A.R.

 

For News Quiz Wednesday Dec. 4:

What You Should Know About The Iran Nuclear Deal, Eyder Paralta, NPR, Nov. 25

Amid Crime And Poverty, Hondurans Go To The Polls, Carrie Kahn, NPR, Nov. 24, What is the historical and socio-economic context of the election in Honduras?

A Stroll Around The World, Paul Salopeck, NY Times, Nov. 24, What is Salopeck doing?  What is his view of cars?

Egypt "worst for women" out of 22 countries in the Arab world, BBC, Nov. 12, What percentage of Egyptian women are subject to sexual harassment?

Gaza becoming uninhabitable…, Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian,  Nov. 22, Describe the situation in Gaza

 

 

For News Quiz #10, Friday, Nov 22:

Something for Barrack and Bibi to Talk About, Thomas Friedman, NY Times, Nov. 17  According to Friedma, is Israel justified?

The Banality of Robbing the Jews, Sarah Gensburger, NY Times, Nov. 17  What was the purpose of Mobel Aktion? 

Don't Mess With My Sacred Values, Frank Rose, NY Times, Nov. 17  What does Frank mean by the title of the article?

China Expected to Loosen Policies, Frank Langfitt, NPR, NOv. 15,  Describe the policies

Iran putting brakes on nuclear expansion under Rouhani - IAEA report, Frederik Dahl, Reuters, Nov. 15  What is the concern regarding Iran's nuclear enrichment program?

 

For News Quiz #9, Friday, Nov 15:

Ex-Ambassador Examines U.S., Pakistan Relation, NPR, Nov. 8,  What does

Hussain Haqqani mean by the title of his book, Magnificent Delusions?

Neo-Nazis In Germany Use Music to Attract Followers, Soraya Sarhaddi Nielson, NPR, Nov. 6

How are Neo Nazi's getting around Germany's ban on Nazi propaganda?

China Plots its Economic Future, Frank Lanfitt, NPR, Nov. 6, 

What is the Chinese government's plans for continued economic development?

Nazi Hunter Dedicates Career to Pursuing Justice, NPR, Nov. 10

Why Was Arafat Murdered?, Tom Watkins, CNN, Nov. 7

Who was Yasser Arafat and how did he die?

Iran backed out of nuclear deal - John Kerry, BBC, Nov 11

 

For News Quiz #8, Friday, Nov 8 

John Kerry visits Saudi Arabia to ease fears of rift with ally, by Elise Labott, CNN, Nov. 4 2013

Syria's Moderate Rebels Fight A Battle On Two Fronts, by Michele Kelemen, NPR, Nov. 4 2013

Trial Of Ousted President Morsi Gets Off To A Hectic Start In Egypt, by Leila Fadel, NPR, Nov. 4 2013

U.N. Warns Of Possible Genocide In Central African Republic, NPR, Nov. 4, 2013

 Disagreement On Syria Adds To Chill In U.S.-Saudi Relationship, Deb Amos, NPR, Oct 31, 2013

Be prepared to explain the tension in the US Saudi relationship

Brooklyn Hipster Finds The 'Big Sulk' In Iran, interview with Hooman Majd , NPR, Nov. 2, 2013

What does Hooman Majd mean by "the Big Sulk" in Iran?

Clearing the Air in China, by Chris Nielsen and Mun Ho, New York Times, Sunday October 27

What position do the authors support to address air pollution in China.  Be prepared to analyze the charts. 

 

You will now be required to read, watch and/or listen to the articles posted on Oxfeed prior to each News Quiz.

For News Quiz #7, Friday, Nov 1

Desperate Chinese Villagers Turn to Self-Immolation, Frank Lanfitt, NPR (National Public Radio), Oct. 23, 2013 - Why are Chinese villagers self-immolating?

Will Hard-Line Critics Scuttle Iranian Talks?, Peter Kenyon, NPR, Oct. 29, 2013


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