World #1 – Queen Elizabeth to host state visit for President and First Lady

Daily News Article - May 21, 2019

Questions

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1. For UNITED KINGDOM, give the following information: (Note: GREAT BRITAIN includes England, Scotland and Wales; THE UNITED KINGDOM (UK) includes those countries AND Northern Ireland.)

  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. Answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

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

2. For UNITED KINGDOM:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What did the White House say about the president’s upcoming trip to the UK?
c) What did Prime Minister Teresa May say about the trip? - How does the prime minister view the president’s State Visit?
d) What other events will President Trump participate in during his trip to the UK?
e) (Interesting note: The Queen was 18 years old on D-Day.) How many sitting presidents has Queen Elizabeth met with?

OPTIONAL: Watch news reports on President Trump’s State Visit to the UK June 3-5.