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Current Events Quiz,December 17, 2012



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Uruguay’s lower house of Congress by a wide margin approved a measure that would make the country the second in Latin America to

 
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Question 2.
NATO last week agreed to _________ following an expansion of fighting in neighboring Syria.

 
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Question 3.
Humanitarian workers have warned of a sharp increase in the number of refugees in ______ as fighting between government forces and the rebel M23 movement backed by neighboring Rwanda escalated over the past several weeks.

 
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Question 4.

According to polling data, the opposition ________ appears to be poised out oust the ruling party in elections in Japan this week. Polls suggest that the ruling center-right party has lost the confidence of voters as a result of Japan’s ongoing economic malaise and its handling of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
 
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Question 5.
The European Union last week agreed to take what key step in an effort to manage the ongoing economic crisis and move towards closer economic integration?

 
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Question 6.
Police in ________ arrested more than 40 protesters over the weekend in Lubyanka Square. Protesters had assembled to demand political reforms and democratization despite a ban on the gathering by government officials.

 
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Question 7.
The United Nation’s International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, based in Germany, ruled in favor of the government of ______ last week, ordering Ghana to release the vessel Libertad that had been held since October in a dispute over a government debt default more than a decade ago.

 
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Question 8.
An ex-police officer has been convicted and sentenced to 11 years in a Russian prison for his involvement in the 2006 murder of Anna Politkovskaya. Who was Politkovskaya?

 
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Question 9.
The German government last week took what step in an attempt to curb the growing popularity of far right parties with neo-Nazi ideologies.

 
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Question 10.
The Chinese government last week submitted an appeal to the United Nations, detailing the legal basis for its

 
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