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Current Events Quiz, February 1, 2010



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
_____ won a second term as chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve after the Senate on Thursday approved his nomination.

 
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Question 2.
In a rare move, the government of _____ hanged two opposition supporters on Thursday for trying to overthrow the government.

 
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Question 3.
In a move met with opposition on the part of Brazil, the European Union announced last week that it would

 
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Question 4.
In the country’s first peacetime election in decades, Mahinda Rajapaksa won a second term as president of _______ on Wednesday.

 
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Question 5.
The power sharing arrangement which had brought peace to ______ began to fray last week after parties could not reach consensus on policing arrangements.

 
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Question 6.
In surprisingly positive news from the U.S. economy last week, it was announced that _____ in the fourth quarter of 2009.

 
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Question 7.
The Chinese government announced that it would impose sanctions on U.S. firms unless the United States government terminated an agreement to sell $6.4 billion in weapons to

 
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Question 8.
In his memoir On the Brink, former Secretary Treasury Henry Paulson last week alleged that in 2008 the Russian government attempted to undermine the U.S. economy by

 
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Question 9.
Relations between Israel and Hamas last week threatened to reach new lows after Hamas accused Israel of

 
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Question 10.
The truce between militants and the government of ______ was called off on Friday, threatening the weak recovery of the country’s troubled oil sector.

 
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