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Current Events Quiz, August 13, 2012



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Sunday marked the closing of the 30th Olympic Games, held in which European city?

 
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Question 2.
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization last week called on the United States to suspend its production of biofuel ethanol because it fears that

 
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Question 3.
After the Ugandan government moved to prohibit kissing and other forms of physical contact between individuals last week, a report by the nongovernemtnal organization Medecins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders) announced that a recent outbreak of ______ in the country was under control.

 
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Question 4.
The Egyptian government launched an offensive last week in the Sinai peninsula last week in order to

 
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Question 5.

Who resigned last week as the Syrian peace envoy, saying that, “without serious, purposeful and united international pressure, including from the powers of the region, it is impossible for me, or anyone, to compel the Syrian government in the first place, and also the opposition, to take the steps necessary to begin a political process"?
 
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Question 6.
On Thursday, the United States and Vietnam entered into an historic agreement, described as a “big step” by Ngo Quang Xuan, former Vietnamese ambassador to the Untied Nations. What was the most important point of the new agreement?

 
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Question 7.
The Supreme Court of _____ issued a contempt-of-court notice against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Wednesday, suggesting that the judiciary may be exercising greater independence after forcing the ouster of his predecessor last earlier this year.

 
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Question 8.
Several West African nations last week requested United Nations authorization to send African Union peacekeeping forces into ______ in order to end fighting that has rocked the country since a military coup in March ended decades of democratic rule there.

 
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Question 9.
An estimated one-third of the densely populated city of Manila, the Philippines, has been displaced and more than 50 people have been killed as a result of

 
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Question 10.
Two separate attacks against Nato-led forces on Friday left a total of six US special operations forces dead in

 
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