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Current Events Quiz, July 8, 2013



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
A plane carrying _______’s President, Evo Morales, was forced to land and be searched in Austria last week after authorities received an incorrect tip that Edward Snowden was aboard.

 
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Question 2.
The situation in Egypt continued to be tense as violent clashes between pro- and anti-Morsi demonstrators erupted following last week’s

 
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Question 3.
At least 29 students and a teacher were killed in a pre-dawn attack by the group Boko Haram in northern Nigeria over the weekend. Boko Haram’s primary goal is to

 
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Question 4.
The government of _______ last week lifted a state of emergency imposed in January, when the French military intervened to help drive out Islamists occupying the northern part of the country.

 
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Question 5.
Officials from North and South Korea opened talks last week intended to

 
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Question 6.
Portugal’s Prime Minister, Pedro Passos Coelho, last week announced his center-right coalition had reached an agreement to keep the coalition in place after it was plunged into crisis when two key cabinet members resigned in protest to

 
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Question 7.
Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who disclosed the existence of a secret US surveillance program, last week received offers of from two of the 21 countries from which he has requested asylum. Which two countries last week offered Snowden asylum?

 
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Question 8.
French officials described as “inexact” claims published in the French newspaper Le Monde last week that the French government

 
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Question 9.
The Prime Minister of ______, Plamen Oresharski, last week suggested that another early election should take place in the country which has been marred by massive daily protests over the past three weeks.

 
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Question 10.
President Robert Mugabe of ______ called on his supporters to “go into that battle well-armed” and claimed that he would garner more than 90 percent of the vote in presidential elections scheduled for the end of this month.

 
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