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Current Events Quiz, January 7, 2013



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The Swiss bank Wegelin, founded in 1741, announced last week it would cease operations. The primary factor driving Wegelin’s decision was a $57.8 million fine imposed by the U.S. government for

 
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Question 2.
Protests turned violent in East Belfast, Northern Ireland, continued over the weekend after 100 individuals attacked police officers with bricks and smoke bombs. The protests were initially sparked by

 
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Question 3.
Presidents Omar al-Bashir of Sudan and Salva Kir of _______ met in Ethiopia last week in an effort to move peace talks between the two countries ahead.

 
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Question 4.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his government appear to be headed towards a constitutional crisis, as rival political parties offer competing interpretations of key provisions governing

 
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Question 5.
Relations between the United Kingdom and _______ suffered a setback last week as both countries took out newspaper advertisements emphasizing their claim over the disputed Falkland Islands.

 
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Question 6.
Mexican troops killed 12 people after coming under attack in a clash with suspected drug gang members carrying automatic weapons, two grenade launchers, and packets of cocaine and marijuana in the Mexican state of

 
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Question 7.
Hundreds of thousands of supporters of Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party held rallies in Gaza to mark the group’s 48th anniversary. Why were the rallies significant?

 
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Question 8.
The Israeli government last week announced it would ease restrictions on imports of ______ into Gaza, signaling progress on talks to maintain a cease fire between Hamas and Israel.

 
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Question 9.
On Tuesday, the Iranian government sparked international concern following its decision to go ahead with

 
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Question 10.
On Friday, charges or rape, murder, and other crimes were filed in New Delhi again five defendants accused of carrying out an attack against

 
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