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Current Events Quiz, January 13, 2014



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
At least seven people were injured after gunmen opened fire on anti-government protestors in the capitol of _______ over the weekend. Protestors are demanding the resignation of the country’s Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra and the cancellation of next month’s snap election.

 
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Question 2.
Protestors clashed with riot police in the capitol of Ukraine over the weekend, resulting in several injuries. Protestors are angry over the government’s decision to

 
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Question 3.
Despite efforts of the Obama Administration to prevent the measure from passing—including threatening to veto the bill—legislation to _________ appeared to have a veto-proof majority in the Senate, with at least 77 Senators promising to support the measure.

 
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Question 4.

India’s foreign minister, Salman Khurdshid, last week downplayed a growing row between his country and the United States, nothing that there was “no standoff” following the US’s arrest and expulsion of Devyani Khobragade, an Indian diplomatic officer to the United States. Nevertheless, the Indian government last week
 
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Question 5.

A senior official in the US State Department last week said that the United States is “very open” to building a new relationship with ______, emphasizing that the United States still wanted to see “fundamental change” in the government’s attitude towards its people. The statement marks an important warming in relations with the country, against which the United States has maintained economic sanctions since the 1960s.
 
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Question 6.
Former Israeli Prime Minister ________ died over the weekend, eight years after slipping into a coma following a stroke.

 
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Question 7.

Former NBA player _______ came under fire last week for his effort to engage in “basketball diplomacy” in North Korea, during which he sang “Happy Birthday” to the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, and implied that Kenneth Bae, the American detained by North Korean authorites since April, deserved to be imprisoned.
 
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Question 8.
_______ last week took the rotating Presidency of the European Union, promising to make reforming “intolerable austerity measures” its primary goal.

 
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Question 9.

A new memoir published by _________ last week offered sharp criticism of both the Obama and Bush Administrations, but reserved its most poignant critiques for Vice President Joe Biden, who the author described as “wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”
 
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Question 10.
There was rejoicing in the streets of the Central African Republic after the country’s president, Michel Djotodia, last week was

 
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