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Current Events Quiz, December 14, 2010



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
West African leaders last week suspended ______ from Ecowas, the regional bloc of West African countries, asserting that incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo lost last week's elections and should relinquish the presidency.

 
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Question 2.
Israel last week reacted angrily to the decision of Brazil and Argentina to

 
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Question 3.
After more than 30 deputies joined with a breakaway party, the ruling center-right coalition of Silvio Berlusconi appears to be headed toward a confidence vote next week in

 
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Question 4.
Former Croatian President Ivo Sanader fled the country last week after the Croatian parliament lifted his legal immunity. With what has Mr. Sanader been charged?

 
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Question 5.
After nearly tripling student fees last week, the government of ______ faced widespread student riots, with as many as 30,000 protestors clashing with police.

 
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Question 6.
China and nineteen other nations boycotted the ______ last week, accusing the organization of having an anti-Chinese bias.

 
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Question 7.
A U.S. official last week came close to acknowledging that the U.S. government played a role in developing the Stuxnet computer worm. The U.S. has been suspected of playing a role, given that the worm seems to focus narrowly on disrupting computer systems used to control Iranian

 
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Question 8.
It appears that a deal has been reached at international meetings in Cancun that would address what global challenge?

 
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Question 9.
Documents released from Wikileaks last week appear to show that two leading international corporations engaged in a series of dirty tricks in the oil producing African country of Nigeria. What are the two corporations?

 
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Question 10.
Two explosions in ______ appear to be terrorist attacks, after an email threatening such attacks in retaliation for the country's military presence in Afghanistan emerged.

 
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