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Current Events Quiz, March 30, 2010



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
According to a report in the Financial Times last week, a battle between “social Europe” and “skeptical Europe” was fore grounded by meetings launched Wednesday intended to establish an EU-wide agreement

 
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Question 2.
On Wednesday, the Russian and U.S. governments signed an agreement to

 
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Question 3.
A plan proposed by the government of ______ to impose a carbon tax on domestic energy production was withdrawn last week after the European Union refused to adopt a similar plan.

 
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Question 4.
The China Railway Group last week on a U.S. $4.8 billion contract to build and operate a coal railway in

 
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Question 5.
According to results released Friday, ______’s secular coalition won a narrow victory in Iraqi parliamentary elections.

 
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Question 6.
The Cheonan, a naval vessel sank in the South China Sea last week. Initial reports that it was attacked by naval forces of ______ now appear to have been mistaken.

 
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Question 7.
Abhisit Vejjajiva, Prime Minister of ______, on Sunday agreed to meet with leaders of a mass demonstration calling for his resignation. The two will face off for an unprecedented televised debate.

 
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Question 8.
The government of ______ is set to launch a new initiative to repay more than U.S. $20 billion in foreign debt owed since the country’s 2001 default.

 
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Question 9.
On Monday, a court in South Africa convicted the ruling African National Congress’s Youth League leader, Julius Malema, of

 
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Question 10.
As the Palestinian-Israeli peace process continues to stall, the leader of the ______ last week announced the organization was preparing to develop alternatives for addressing the crisis.

 
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