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Current Events Quiz, February 8, 2011



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The Indian government last week announced it was strengthening its forces deployed in the disputed territory of Arunachal Pradesh, which is also claimed by which country neighboring India?

 
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Question 2.
Several current and former ministers close to Hamid Karzai have been named in a corruption investigation, raising concerns that graft and corruption are widespread in the government of

 
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Question 3.
Ongoing protests in _______ were briefly marred by violence last week, as supporters of President Hosni Mubarak clashed with anti-government protestors in Tahrir square.

 
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Question 4.
According to a report issued by the World Economic Forum last week, governments around the world are increasing their reserves of ________ amid concern that production shortfalls may drive prices significantly higher in 2011.

 
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Question 5.
_______ prices hit record levels-some $10,000 per ton-last week amid news that demand increases have far outstripped increases in production levels over the last year.

 
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Question 6.
While vowing to remain in office amid a series of corruption and sex scandals, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's government suffered a serious setback last week after it failed to pass an important bill dealing with

 
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Question 7.
Seeking to improve relations and provide incentives for cooperation with Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, Western governments last week suggested that

 
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Question 8.
Armed gunmen on Friday attacked Lubumbashi airport in the southern part of

 
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Question 9.
The government of Peru declared a state of emergency after it discovered an outbreak of ______ has claimed twelve lives and infected more than 10,000 people in a remote part of the country.

 
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Question 10.
Two Americans held for 18 months on suspicion of spying appeared in court in ________ on Sunday for the first day of their trial.

 
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