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Current Events Quiz,March 11, 2013



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
A new chimney was fitted on the roof of the Sistine Chapel ahead of what important event this week?

 
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Question 2.
Uhuru Kenyatta narrowly won election as the new President of Kenya last week, creating new headaches for the International Criminal Court (ICC). Why is the ICC interested in Kenyatta’s election?

 
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Question 3.
Nicolas Maduro, former vice-president of ________, was sworn in as the country’s acting president after Hugo Chavez died of cancer last week.

 
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Question 4.
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith entered a plea of not guilty last week. Abu Ghaith was Osama Bin Laden’s longtime spokesperson and personal aid, and is charged with conspiracy in the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. Abu Ghaith’s case has been criticized because

 
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Question 5.
Twenty-one United Nations peacekeepers captured by Syrian rebels last week were released into Jordan after their captors were unsuccessful in securing their demand for

 
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Question 6.
The Polish government lost an appeal to the European Court of Justice last week. What issue did their case center on?

 
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Question 7.
The government of China last week called for calm on the Korean peninsula hours after the North Korean government announced it

 
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Question 8.
Senator Rand Paul last week took to the Senate floor to filibuster the confirmation of John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Paul’s filibuster was driven by concerns over the White House’s policy concerning the

 
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Question 9.
Violence broke out in Egypt over the weekend as protestors took to the streets to demonstrate against a court’s decision to sentence 21 people to death and 16 to various prison sentences for their 2012 involvement in

 
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Question 10.
Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French Foreign Minister, last week announced French forces had successfully completed an operation to dismantle a remote al Qaeda base in northern

 
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