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Current Events Quiz, October 7, 2013



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Citing the challenges arising from the government shutdown, President Barack Obama was last week forced to cancel a planned trip to _______, choosing instead to send a delegation led by Secretary of State John Kerry.

 
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Question 2.
Vo Nguyen Giap, aged 102, passed away last week. Giap was most well known as the

 
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Question 3.
With voter turnout higher than projected, Irish voters last week rejected a government proposal to abolish Seanad Éireann, which is the

 
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Question 4.
The coast guard of ______ denied accusations that it was slow to respond to the distress calls of a sinking boat carrying migrants from North Africa to the country last week.

 
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Question 5.
Police in Mexico last week announced they had arrested Eduardo Villatoro Cano, also known as Guayo Cano, who was wanted on charges of drug trafficking in

 
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Question 6.
The ruling Islamist Ennahda party and opposition parties in Tunisia last week agreed to a measure that would

 
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Question 7.
The Chinese government last week freed Ni Yulan, a Chinese dissident who had been imprisoned for more than two years on charges of causing a public disturbance. Ni is most well known for her work

 
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Question 8.
Efforts by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to improve relations with the United States over the weekend suffered a setback after comments by _______ appeared to question support for the moves in Iran.

 
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Question 9.
An official report by the Kenyan government declared that _______ was responsible for the attack on the Westgate Shopping Mall that killed 67 people.

 
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Question 10.
Islamist fighters in _____ claimed that Western forces launched a strike against one of their bases in the southern part of the country over the weekend.

 
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