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  • Do you have a Social Security Number?
  • What is Social Security?
  • When did Social Security begin?
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The Social Security Number was created in which year?

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  • How do pets find homes?
  • What kinds of animals can you adopt at an animal shelter?
  • What are rescue dogs?
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A rescue organization will often concentrate on or specialize in a specific what?

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  • What is the longest word?
  • What counts as a word?
  • Can you make up your own unique, really-long word?
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According to this Wonder, what are some reasons people think some words should not be considered the longest in the English language?

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  • Do black cats bring bad luck?
  • How did superstitions about black cats get started?
  • Do any cultures think black cats bring good luck?
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Black cats are often pictured in decorations for which holiday?

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  • What is suffrage?
  • When did women receive the right to vote in the United States?
  • Can one vote really make a difference?
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In the United States, women received the right to vote in _________.

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