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Current Events Quiz, April 20, 2010



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The government of _____ hosted a two-day nuclear conference in which it criticized the United States as a nuclear-armed “bully.”

 
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Question 2.
In a surprising development, the Liberal Democratic Party has taken the lead over both the Conservatives and Labour in polling ahead of national elections scheduled for May 6 in

 
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Question 3.
More than 17,000 flights have been cancelled across Europe as the result of a(n)

 
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Question 4.
At least ten people were killed Saturday in a terrorist bomb attack against a cricket stadium in Bangalore, a city in the southern part of

 
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Question 5.
International observers issued a statement declaring that elections in ______ failed to reach international standards for free and fair elections.

 
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Question 6.
At least 1,700 people were killed as the result of an earthquake that devastated a region in northwestern _______ last week.

 
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Question 7.
Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the former president of _____, stepped down on Thursday, ending a standoff between his government and the interim government that ousted him last week.

 
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Question 8.
The government of ______ on Thursday proposed a debt swap intended to repay billions of dollars in foreign debt held since 2001.

 
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Question 9.
Leaders of the BRIC countries held a summit last week intended to give the group greater clout on the international stage. Who are the BRIC countries?

 
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Question 10.
The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday urged regulators in the United States and the European Union to

 
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