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Current Events Quiz, August 24, 2010



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The economic summit of the Association of South East Asian Nations is scheduled to take place this week. What is the main item on the agenda?

 
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Question 2.
News that the world's third-largest wheat exporter, ______, may have to import wheat due to poor harvests this year sent wheat prices higher on international markets last week.

 
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Question 3.
The government of Pakistan last week asked the International Monetary Fund to ease restrictions on a $10 billion loan in received in 2008 citing the devastating impact of ________ on the country's economy.

 
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Question 4.
News that stockpiles of ______ reached their highest levels since 1990 drove the price of the key commodity lower last week.

 
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Question 5.
The government of Romania warned ______ on Wednesday that recent crackdowns on illegal gypsy camps could fuel "populist provocation."

 
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Question 6.
Seeking to diversify some of its $2.45 billion in foreign exchange reserves, the government of China last week sought to expand its holding of treasuring bonds issued by the government of

 
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Question 7.
A lost videotape containing _______ was discovered under a desk in the Central Intelligence Agency last week.

 
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Question 8.
As a result of elections in Australia last weekend, incumbent Prime Minister Julia Gillard

 
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Question 9.
On Sunday, the government of Iran announced it had deployed

 
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Question 10.
Workers in ________ on Sunday signaled that they would continue with their strike despite a court order mandating them to return to work.

 
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