Please give a question with the word "whom" in it about Social Studies or current events.

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Basically, the word “whom” is used in place of the word “who” when the pronoun is the object of a verb as opposed to the subject.  For example, we would say “who received that present” with “who” as the subject of the sentence.  Meanwhile, we would say “to whom was that present given,” with “whom” as the object of “given.” 

Let us look at some examples of this having to do with social sciences or current events.  Let us say that we want to ask who owned the guns that were used in the school shooting in Connecticut.  The way to ask that using “whom” would be “to whom did the guns used in the school shooting in Connecticut belong?”  Or let us say that we wanted to ask about the speech given by the NRA vice president after the shootings.  We could say “A speech was given in which the speaker advocated placing armed guards in every school in America to prevent school shootings.  By whom was this speech given?”  Finally, we can ask a question about social studies.  We can ask something like “by whom was the theory of communism developed?”

All of these are questions about current events or social studies that use the word “whom.”

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