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Current Events Quiz, July 27, 2010



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The European Union announced on Wednesday that it would challenge a recent ruling by the World Trade Organization declaring illegal its policy of

 
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Question 2.
The United States on Wednesday announced a new round of sanctions against the government of ______, intended to pressure the government of the country for political reform.

 
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Question 3.
In a controversial editorial published in the Financial Times last week, the European Central Bank president, Jean-Claude Trichet, called for

 
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Question 4.
According to analysis conducted by western intelligence experts last week, the government of Iran has suffered serious setbacks in its uranium enrichment activities over the past twelve months, likely the result of

 
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Question 5.

The government of _____ last week offered a strong vote of confidence in European markets. Less than a week after it purchased several hundred million dollars worth of Spanish bonds, its president on Friday asserted that, “The European market has been in the past, is now, and will be in the future one of the main investment markets for [our] foreign exchange reserves.”
 
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Question 6.
According to a report issued by the International Energy Agency on Monday, ______ surpassed the United States last year to become the world’s largest energy user.

 
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Question 7.
After the company’s difficulties with the Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Tony Hayward, president of the oil giant ______, appears likely to resign from his position next week.

 
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Question 8.
The Taliban claimed to have captured two U.S. soldiers in _______ over the weekend.

 
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Question 9.
The Kimberley Process, a program established to ensure no human rights violations occur in the production of _______, agreed to permit the government of Zimbabwe to export some $250 million worth of the product.

 
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Question 10.
The government of ______ broke off diplomatic relations with the government of Colombia last week, accusing Colombia of harboring 1,500 guerrilla fighters engaged in an effort to destabilize the country.

 
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