World #1 – Iran: Men ordered not to look at women during Ramadan

Daily News Article - May 14, 2019


1. For IRAN, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

NOTE: Before answering the following questions, read the info under “Background” below.

2. For IRAN:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What did a spokesman for the Iranian judiciary tell men and women to do? What will happen to those who disobey?
c) What action will the morality police take against people who play music on their car radio?
d) How are U.S. sanctions and the Trump administration’s tough approach to the Iranian government’s aggression affecting Iran?
e) What actions has the “supreme leader” Ayatolllah Kahmenei taken regarding leadership recently?
f) What is your reaction to the Iranian government’s warning to men and women, and to people who want to listen to music in their cars?