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Current Events Quiz, July 29, 2013



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
According to a research study published in Nature last week, the cost of climate change in the Artic could exceed $60 trillion, as exposed permafrost releases methane into the atmosphere. By way of comparison, the annual gross domestic product of ______ is approximately $70 trillion.

 
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Question 2.
More than 100 people were killed and more than 1,500 were injured in Egypt over the weekend as what two rival groups clashed in Cairo?

 
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Question 3.
A massive train derailment in northwestern Spain killed at least 78 people and injured more than 130 last week. The derailment is believed to be the result of

 
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Question 4.
A report published last week alleged that British drug giant GlaxoSmithKline’s Chinese wing had

 
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Question 5.
The first direct talks between ______ and _______ in more than three years are scheduled to begin this week in Washington, DC.

 
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Question 6.
South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu made headlines over the weekend when he stated in a speech that he would rather go to hell than

 
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Question 7.
Following a confrontation with the Chinese Coast Guard in the disputed waters surrounding the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, the Japanese government asserted it needed to expand its naval forces by

 
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Question 8.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was forced to resign as head of the _____ in 2011 after a hotel maid accused him of attempting to rape her, will face charges of pimping in France as prosecutors accuse him of involvement with an alleged prostitution ring at a hotel in Lille.

 
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Question 9.
Voters in _______ went to the polls for the second parliamentary election in less than a year after a constitutional court ruled that December’s elections were procedurally flawed and dissolved parliament.

 
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Question 10.
At least 57 people were killed in a deadly bombing in a market in northern _______ over the weekend, as two bombs exploded in a market in the city of Parachinar.

 
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