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NewsDepth for February 27, 2013

Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Season: 2012-2013, Episode: 21

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This Week's News Quiz

This Week's Questions

The United States wrestling team was greeted warmly in Iran. What is the capital of Iran?

ANSWER: Tehran

A Cleveland green house is growing lettuce without soil. What do we call this method of growing plants?

ANSWER: Hydroponic gardening

Millionaire Dennis Tito hopes to lead a venture to Mars. How long did our story say it would take to reach Mars and return?

ANSWER: 501 days

Last Week's Answers

A meteor burned and exploded over southern Russia. What do we call the pieces that end up on the ground?

ANSWER: Meteorites

The London Underground is displaying special artwork for its 150th Anniversary. What type of artwork is it?

ANSWER: A series of prints featuring labyrinths

Chelyabinsk, Russia is located near that country’s southern border. What country is across the border from Chelyabinsk?

ANSWER: Kazakhstan

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A valuable source of current events for thousands of Ohio third through eighth grade students, this weekly news program helps teachers meet state academic content standards in language arts, social studies, and more while linking Ohio students with the world. Learn more about NewsDepth.

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Rick Jackson has been the host of NewsDepth for several years. He is joined by co-host Ida Lieszkovszky. They both work as reporters, producers and hosts at WVIZ/PBS ideastream in Cleveland. Learn more about Rick and Ida!

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