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Channel One News has pulled together one of the world's thornier regions with videos, a slide show, quizzes and links. It may not give you today's news, but it does sum up the big news of recent days as well as give a good summary of the region's history.

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This Pearson Education site includes previous tests dating back more than a year.

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This quiz lets you compare your political know-how with that of the 1,002 adults asked the same questions in Pew's October 2009 national survey.

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Grammar is great fun all by itself, but add a little competition and you've got yourself a good old time.

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Beginning each class with a mini-quiz that's based on real stories - and then engaging students in a conversation about what went wrong and why - can set an inquisitive tone for the rest of the day.

DOWNLOADS: Tom Clanin's mini-editing quizzes

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NPR puts its weekly news quiz online, along with daily quizzes and archived shows.

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You can listen to the current show, download a podcast or cruise the show's archives. Or you could try to answer the questions yourself at the Web site.

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Phil Meyer at UNC-Chapel Hill, Steve Doig at Arizona State University and Barbara Hansen at USA Today created this Web site to help journalists handle the math concepts behind computer-assisted reporting. Phil even shares his math competency test for journalists. Go ahead, give it a whirl - the answers are explained.

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Despite the disparaging title, this Web site from thinkquest.org has some very useful features, including a formula database, lessons in algebra, geometry and calculus, and quizzes.

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Created by the same company that gave us Allwords, Allmath.com has glossaries, converters, more math links - even math jokes: How do we know that the following fractions are in Europe? A/C, X/C and W/C ? Because their numerators are all over C's

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No, that's not an opinion (although we happen to agree with it). That's the name of this site from Rod Pierce, who was an engineer before becoming a university professor. He now develops software for private clients and run this site.

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Don't be ashamed - you're not the only one who doesn't know where Qatar is. Or maybe your weak spot is Bahrain? Or ... Iran? This game from Rethinking Schools can help.

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Its name aside, this Web site is a fairly sophisticated package of projects designed to create an online global education community. They include:

A resources site, including country and city profiles and InfoNation, with which you can compare data for U.N. members.

A handful of quizzes, and although most are designed for children, did you know that only .25 of the world's water can be used to meet human needs?

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The people site of the Pearson Education site breaks down its biographies by several categories (e.g., women, sports personalities, explorers, etc.). It includes a search engine by name. And it has quizzes.

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The Biography Channel's search engine covers 25,000 people, or you can search alphabetically. This site starts with Flavius Aėtius, a Roman general who fought off the barbarians for 20 years, and ends with Polish mathemetician Antoni Zygmund, who fled the Nazis. The site also has quizzes.

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In addition to speeches, videos and maps of historic events, this site has world timelines by century (in case you knew that Allesandro Volta invented the electric battery sometime during the 1800s but not exactly when) and a weekly quiz.

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Yes, some of these quizzes from Sheppard Software use license plate games to test your math logic. Alll of the quizzes assume you already know some math - but if you get the answer wrong, you'll be told how to get the correct answer.

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For reasons known only to Sheppard Software, this site divides its astronomy games by day. Monday's quizzes include a question on which two planets are the only ones that can't be seen from the Earth without a telescope (with a handy explainer of the correct answer). Saturday's quizzes challenge you to know which planet has a mountain three times higher than Mount Everest. And no, we aren't going to tell you.

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These quizzes range from improving your GRE score to learning tech terms.

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Sheppard Software shares a package of quizzes on 10 regions of the world, including the United States, and an 11th quiz on "the world." The quizzes start on the "learning" level and proceed from "beginner" status to "cartographer" expertise.

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