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Current Events Quiz, November 14, 2011



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
In a diplomatic gaffe at the G-20 summit that attracted substantial media attention, French president Sarkozy and U.S. president Obama spoke disparagingly of this world leader.

 
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Question 2.
A United Nations report last week accused Iran of

 
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Question 3.
At a regional economic summit last weekend, President Obama pushed for the creation of a trade deal, by 2012, with nine countries in this region.

 
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Question 4.
After the fall of the previous government amid the country's ongoing financial crisis, Greece named its new Prime Minister last week. This new PM, Lucas Papademos, was formerly

 
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Question 5.
With his popularity waning amid the country's debt crisis, Italy's controversial Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has agreed to

 
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Question 6.
The ratings agency Standard and Poor's accidentally announced a downgrade of this country's AAA credit rating last week (and quickly retracted the announcement).

 
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Question 7.
Chinese ________________ are preparing to sue the EU over its plans to tax their carbon emissions.

 
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Question 8.
Arab League leaders, gathering in Cairo, have voted to punish _______________ for its violent crackdown on a largely peaceful uprising.

 
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Question 9.
South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), has decided that controversial ANC youth leader Julius Malema

 
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Question 10.
It was reported last week that the Syrian government, which has come under growing international pressure to stop its violent crackdown on anti-government protesters, has stopped making payments to

 
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