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Current Events Quiz, August 5, 2013



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
At least 9 people were killed and more than 20 wounded after three suicide bombers drove cars up to the ______ embassy in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, and detonated their explosives.

 
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Question 2.
Iran’s Supreme Leader, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, endorsed Hassan Rouhani’s election as President of the country over the weekend, officially marking the start of his presidency. Rouhani’s presidency is important because he is widely viewed as a

 
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Question 3.
The United States government issued a public travel warning to Americans travelling ______ over and announced it would close 21 embassies and consulates on Sunday after intercepting al-Qaeda messages suggesting an attack was eminent.

 
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Question 4.
The fallout from the Edward Snowden leak expanded over the weekend after _____ announced it was terminating a Cold War-era agreement with the United States and the United Kingdom to share intelligence.

 
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Question 5.
Italy’s former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, took to the airwaves and broadcast an angry message over the weekend after

 
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Question 6.
Elections in ______ last week appear to have handed incumbent President Robert Mugabe’s ruling party a sweeping victory in parliament, though opposition forces allege the vote was marred by fraud.

 
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Question 7.
Private First Class Bradley Manning last week was acquitted on charges of aiding the enemy but was found guilty of multiple counts of espionage for

 
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Question 8.

Lawrence Summers, President Barack Obama’s presumptive nominee to head the Federal Reserve after Ben Bernanke’s term expires in January, suffered a setback in his prospects to secure the nomination after Congressional Democrats balked at his candidacy. Summers has held all of the following positions EXCEPT
 
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Question 9.
Twenty-five police officers in ______ were given life sentences after being found guilty of participating in the 1992 Carandiru jail massacre that left more than 111 prisoners dead.

 
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Question 10.
Several Taiwanese legislators exchanged punches and threw cups and bottles of water at each other on Friday. The parliamentary melee was sparked by a vote to

 
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