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Current Events Quiz, May 20, 2013



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
It was discovered last week that Russia, one of the few remaining allies for the Syrian government, provided Syria with sophisticated ______. The move was condemned by the United States, which contends that the move could undermine any potential future military intervention in Syria.

 
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Question 2.
The former leader of Argentina, Jorge Rafael Videla, passed away last week. For what was Videla most well-known?

 
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Question 3.
______ took another step closer to joining fellow its South American states of Argentina and Uruguay in recognizing same-sex marriage after a judge in that country ruled that marriage licenses could not be legally denied to same-sex couples.

 
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Question 4.
In a move it asserted was intended to promote a common national identity, the University of KwaZulu-Natal last week ordered that all students attending the prestigious South African University would be required to

 
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Question 5.
The United States state department condemned as “outrageous and offensive” remarks by the Toru Hashimoto, the mayor of Osaka, Japan, that

 
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Question 6.
Two explosions rocked mosques in the Malakand region of ________ as Friday prayers began there, killing at least 13 people.

 
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Question 7.
Thousands of ultra-orthodox Jews took to the streets of Jerusalem last week in protest of a plan by the Israeli government to

 
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Question 8.
The government of _______ launched a campaign to “rid the nation’s borders territories of terrorist bases and activity.” The move was launched in conjuction with a declaration of a state of emergency in the Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa states.

 
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Question 9.
A Canadian newspaper said it had video of Toronto mayor Rob Ford

 
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Question 10.
More than $1 million in precious jewels were stolen from a hotel in the French Riveria last week. The jewels were intended to be

 
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