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Current Events Quiz, August 26, 2013



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Opposition groups accused the Syrian government last week of launching an attack using ______ gas in violation of international law.

 
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Question 2.

Bo Xilai, a former Chinese Communist Party Secretary and politician, admitted to “making mistakes” and “serious errors of judgment” but said that charges against him were “exaggerated. Bo is standing trial for embezzlement, bribery, corruption and abuse of office for his involvement in an effort to cover up his
 
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Question 3.
The government of North Korea last week reacted angrily to an announcement by Swiss authorities that it was abandoning a deal that would have sent ______ to North Korea. Swiss authorities cited United Nations sanctions as the reason for justifying its decision.

 
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Question 4.
A prison riot in eastern ______ late last week left at least 29 people dead and more than 50 injured as rival groups fought for control of two cellblocks.

 
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Question 5.
Legislation passed in Paraguay last week expanded the powers of the President, Horacio Cartes. Specifically, Cartes was granted the power to ______ in response to growing unrest in the north of the country.

 
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Question 6.
Officials in _______ over the weekend announced they had arrested more than 1,800 people in a crackdown on organized crime gangs known as “triads.”

 
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Question 7.
Patrick Campbell, a Sierra Leone national, was arrested at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport this weekend after uranium samples were allegedly discovered in his shoes. Campbell is believed to have had possession of the uranium as part of an effort to

 
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Question 8.
A degree of stability appeared to be returning to _____ last week after planned protests by the Muslim Brotherhood failed to materialize.

 
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Question 9.
Lebanese leaders urged restraint after a car bomb exploded killing at least 50 people and injuring at least 500 in the northern part of the country, sparking fears that the country could collapse into another civil war pitting the country’s ______ against one another.

 
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Question 10.
This week marks the 50th anniversary of what important event in US history with implications for decolonization in the global south?

 
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