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Current Events Quiz, February 3, 2014



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The government of _________ last week announced it would charge six employees of the US coal mining company Drummond with damaging the environment after the company spilled hundreds of tons of coal into the country’s coastal waters when a barge owned by the company sank in January, 2013.

 
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Question 2.
The government of Sudan ordered the _____ to suspend its work in the conflict-torn region citing “technical issues” associated with their operations.

 
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Question 3.
Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, the head of the Anglican Church in Uganda, wrote a response critical of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and urging the Church of England to “step back from the path” it had set itself on after the British Archbishops had

 
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Question 4.
Mount Sinabung, a volcano in the northern Sumatra region of ________, exploded over the weekend, killing at least 14 people.

 
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Question 5.
At least six people were wounded as gun battles broke out in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, over the weekend. Protestors are demanding

 
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Question 6.
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Madrid over the weekend, protesting the Spanish government’s plan to

 
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Question 7.
The United States last week formally asked Russia to pressure the government of Syria to speed up the _______, stating that the progress had been “unacceptable.”

 
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Question 8.
At least four people were killed in a car bomb attack in Hermel, a town in ______. The attack was the second such attack in less than two weeks to strike the Hezbollah stronghold.

 
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Question 9.
The United States last week accused Russia of ________ in violation of a treaty signed between the two countries in 1987.

 
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Question 10.
The non-governmental organization Oxfam and Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson last week announced they were severing their relationship. Johansson had served as the organization’s global ambassador. The parting was the result of Johansson’s relationship with a corporation that

 
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