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Current Events Quiz, September 15, 2009



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Several indicators released last week suggest that the economic recovering in the United States might still take a while longer. Which of the following was NOT one of those indicators?

 
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Question 2.
The Chinese government is threatening to file a complaint at the World Trade Organization against the United States for its imposition of new import duties on

 
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Question 3.
German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück last week made what controversial announcement?

 
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Question 4.
In a positive development for the country, _____ had its first high-level meeting with Western officials in more than seven years, as European Union officials met with government officials on Sunday.

 
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Question 5.
The government of _____ declared a “state of calamity” in response to the problem of widespread hunger in the country.

 
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Question 6.
In a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. Special Envoy George Mitchell on Tuesday urged the government of ______ to freeze settlement activity in the West Bank.

 
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Question 7.
The government of _____ on Tuesday announced it would adopted a proposal to include happiness in indices of economic performance.

 
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Question 8.
The incumbent center-left coalition of Jen Stoltenberg won re-election in ______ on Tuesday, reaffirming the country’s commitment to an expansive cradle-to-grave system of social welfare.

 
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Question 9.
The United Nations-sponsored naval task force operating in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of _____ is preparing for an increase in piracy in the coming months, according to reports by the U.S. Navy.

 
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Question 10.
Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi reporter who became famous after _____, was released from prison on Monday after serving nine months of his sentence.

 
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