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  • How fast can you zip through the air?
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  • Are there any zip lines near where you live?
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Some zip lines can propel you through the air at speeds of up to how many miles per hour?

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  • How far is Cuba from Florida?
  • Can you swim from Cuba to Florida?
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Who was the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage?

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  • Who was Ritchie Valens?
  • What is “La Bamba?”
  • What is Valens’ legacy?
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According to the article, Valens stopped playing music because…?

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  • What is the Giant Magellan Telescope?
  • Where will the Giant Magellan Telescope be built?
  • What do astronomers hope to see with the Giant Magellan Telescope?
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Each of the Giant Magellan Telescope’s seven mirrors weighs approximately how many tons?

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  • What are the three parts of modern flamenco?
  • What are castanets?
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Flamenco dancers often snap small percussion handheld instruments called what?

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