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Current Events Quiz, October 27, 2009



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
On Saturday, President Barack Obama issued a declaration of national emergency as a result of

 
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Question 2.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel formally announced her new cabinet on Saturday. From what two German political parties does the cabinet draw?

 
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Question 3.
The deadliest attacks in more than two months occurred in Baghdad on Sunday, killing more than 130 people and injuring more than 500. Analysts fear that that attacks may be an early indication of increased activity by

 
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Question 4.
A new proposal to resolve the standoff between Iran and the West over Iranian nuclear activity appears to be gaining traction. Under the new plan, Iran would

 
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Question 5.
A fight between African Union peacekeeping forces and militants in _____ resulted in the death of at least thirty people last week.

 
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Question 6.
The government of _____ last week imposed a two percent tax on capital inflows into the country in an attempt to slow the increase in value of its national currency, the real.

 
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Question 7.
In a sign that the effects of the global economic crisis are still being felt, McDonalds announced on Monday that it was closing all operations in

 
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Question 8.
In a challenge to Tony Blair, Jean-Claude Juncker, prime minister of ______, indicated he was interested in the position of President of the European Union.

 
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Question 9.
A report by Amnesty International issued on Tuesday indicates that Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza strip face a crisis due to

 
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Question 10.
In an attempt to prevent the spread of extremist Islam, the government of _____ has been attempting to limit the wearing of the niqab (face scarf) by women in the country, last week banning its use in universities.

 
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