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Current Events Quiz, January 26, 2010



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Human rights groups estimate that at least 400 people were killed in religious-based violence in the city of Jos in ______ last week.

 
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Question 2.
Markets responded negatively last week to an effort by President Barack Obama to impose new regulations on the financial sector, including a ban on

 
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Question 3.
After exceeding its growth targets of 8 percent last year, ______ came close to overtaking Japan as the world’s second largest economy.

 
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Question 4.
In a sweeping decision with implications for dramatic implications for U.S. politics, the U.S. Supreme Court last week ruled that

 
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Question 5.
Manual Zelaya, the president of _____ ousted in a military coup last June, was afforded safe passage to the Dominican Republic last week.

 
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Question 6.
At a conference in London next week the government of Afghanistan is expected to announce a new plan to address fighting and instability in the country. Under the new plan, the Afghan government will

 
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Question 7.
In a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations last week, GlaxoSmithKline, a British pharmaceutical group, announced that its experimental ______ vaccine will be made available to the developing world at just above the cost of production.

 
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Question 8.
The government of ______ withdrew Rumiana Jeleva, its current foreign minister, as its nominee for the European Commission.

 
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Question 9.
The agreement reached at the Copenhagen climate talks appeared to be in tatters after the United Nations last week

 
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Question 10.
The standoff between the government of the United States and _____ over internet freedom intensified last week after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech criticizing attempts by governments to limit freedom on the web.

 
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