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Current Events Quiz,December 24, 2012



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
President Barack Obama last week announced that he was nominating Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as

 
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Question 2.
According to UN officials, a United Nations helicopter operating in _________ as part of the organization’s peacekeeping mission n the country was shot down on Friday by the country’s military. A government spokesperson claimed the cause of the incident was not yet clear.

 
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Question 3.
The United Nations Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved a resolution authorizing African Union forces to help the country’s government oust Islamic extremists operating in the northern part of

 
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Question 4.
British courts last week rejected a case by Noor Khan, a Pakistani man, who had sued the British government in an attempt to

 
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Question 5.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti is expected to resign from office this week, following through on a promise to leave office once

 
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Question 6.
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad last week called for a boycott of Israeli goods following a dispute between Israel and Palestine over Israel’s

 
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Question 7.
Park Geun-hye became the first woman to be elected as President of South Korea. Park is also well know as

 
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Question 8.
An independent inquiry into the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in _________ last week faulted the State Department for ignoring threats to the security in the mission and failing to provide adequately trained security personnel.

 
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Question 9.
The Syrian government last week escalated the ongoing conflict within the country as it deployed what weapon system despite international condemnation?

 
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Question 10.
The International Criminal Court last week acquitted accused war criminal Mathieu Ngudjolo of charges that he had been involved in a 2003 attack on a village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that resulted in more than 200 deaths. The ICC’s verdict was not expected because

 
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