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Current Events Quiz,October 22, 2012



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot by Taliban militants for advocating education for girls, was sent to ______ for treatment last week. Doctors indicate that she will require prolonged care to recover.

 
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Question 2.
Former Bosnian leader Radovan Karadzic launched his defense at the United Nations Criminal Tribunal at the Hague last week. With what is Karadzic charged?

 
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Question 3.
In a move intended to signal his countries increasing openness, Cuban President Raúl Castro last week announced that

 
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Question 4.
For the first time in more than a decade, rebel forces known as the FARC were meeting with the government of _____, seeking to end the longest running war in the Western Hemisphere, dating back some fifty years.

 
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Question 5.
A massive car bomb detonated in the capital of _______ on Friday, killing at least eight and wounding dozens. The attack is believed to be associated with the ongoing conflict in neighboring Syria.

 
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Question 6.
The Chinese government last week engaged in naval exercises in the East China Sea. Observers believe the exercises were a response to

 
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Question 7.
A European Union summit last week concluded an agreement that, according to French President Francois Hollande, will permit the seventeen-nation Eurozone to “advance more quickly and with more assurance.” What did the agreement do?

 
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Question 8.
Nearly 15,000 striking mine workers returned to work on Friday, ending the ongoing strike that crippled gold and platinum production in ______, one of the world’s largest producers.

 
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Question 9.
Rwanda was elected to the United Nations Security Council on Friday, one day after a leaked United Nations report said that the Rwandan government

 
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Question 10.
In a sign that relations between the two countries are improving, the United States invited ______ to observe military exercises in Thailand.

 
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