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Current Events Quiz, August 31, 2010



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
An al Qaeda splinter group claimed responsibility for a recent spate of attacks against police stations in ______, resulting in more than 50 deaths.

 
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Question 2.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter last week visited North Korea. What was the purpose of his visit?

 
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Question 3.
According to a report issued by U.S. intelligence officials last week, the United States is intensifying its focus on the “mortal threat” posed by al Qaeda operatives in

 
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Question 4.
The government of President Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria last week announced it would privatize what industry in the country?

 
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Question 5.
A traffic jam in ______ stretched into its second week, with some drivers stuck in traffic for more than five days. According to some reports, the traffic jam stretched more than 100 kilometers.

 
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Question 6.
The government of Ireland last week described as “flawed”

 
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Question 7.
The South African trade minister last week strongly defended

 
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Question 8.
Islamic militants on Monday killed 31 people, including several governmental officials, in an attack against a hotel in Mogadishu, the capital of

 
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Question 9.
The ongoing drought in Russia is now threatening to undermine what famed export from the Caspian Sea, according to a report in the Financial Times last week?

 
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Question 10.
The government of Argentina over the weekend announced it would relax monetary targets, increasing the upper limit of the money supply, a move that suggests the government is more worried about

 
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