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Current Events Quiz, December 9, 2013



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The European Count of Human Rights last week heard a case brought by lawyers for Abu Zubaudah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, both al Qaeda members, who claim that they were illegally detained in CIA black sites in

 
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Question 2.
Chinese officials last week ordered schoolchildren indoors and halted all construction in _______, as air pollution levels exceeded 447. The World Health Organization classifies levels above 20 as unhealthy.

 
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Question 3.
Despite modest progress by the government, United Nations officials last week warned that the humanitarian crisis in _______ is worsening as aid delivered has fallen far below what is needed by the internally displaced population in the country.

 
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Question 4.
Clashes erupted in Bangui, the capital of ______, just before the United Nations Security Council approved a resolution to expand UN Peacekeeping operations in the country.

 
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Question 5.
Mexican authorities last week announced they had detained six suspects and recovered a stolen truck carrying

 
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Question 6.
Vice President Joe Biden spent much of last week in ______, urging American allies to work together amid growing tensions in the area.

 
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Question 7.
American Ronnie Smith was shot and killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi last week, likely by a militia group operating in the city. Why was Smith in Libya?

 
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Question 8.
Former South African President and anti-Apartheid activist _______ died last week at the age of 95.

 
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Question 9.

In a somewhat surprising development, the World Trade Organization announced last week that agreement between its 159 Member States had been reached on a new trade deal. According to one source, the new deal could add about 200 million jobs and approximately $1 trillion in value to the global economy, primarily by
 
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Question 10.

Vice President Joe Biden welcomed the release of American Newman by North Korean authorities last week, but in a statement urged the North Korean government to also release another American citizen, Kenneth Bae, who was sentenced to 15 years hard labor in November 2012. What were Newman and Bae doing in North Korea?
 
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