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Current Events Quiz, March 10, 2014



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The International Criminal Court last week found militia leader Germain Katanga guilty of complicity in war crimes while acquitting him on charges of rape for his involvement in the civil war in

 
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Question 2.
A US judge last week handed lawyers representing Amazonian villagers in Ecuador a stinging defeat, overturning an earlier ruling that secured billions of dollars in compensation for villagers for environmental damage caused by the oil company Chevron’s operations in the country. The judge ruled that

 
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Question 3.
The government of Venezuela last week expelled Panama’s ambassador and three diplomatic officers after accusing Panama of interfering in Venezuela’s domestic politics by

 
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Question 4.
The governments of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahraini last week all recalled their ambassadors to Qatar to protest Qatar’s

 
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Question 5.
The government of _____ last week announced they would deport Saadi Gadhafi, the son of Libya’s late deposed President Moammar Gadhafi, to Libya to stand trial on charges that he engaged in crimes against the people of Libya during his father’s rule.

 
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Question 6.
Russia last week announced it was moving forward with a controversial plan to extend Russian citizenship to most people of Crimea. In response, the interim government in Crimea announced it would

 
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Question 7.

An OECD study of the division of household labor among its member states found that _______ demonstrated the highest level of gender equity in the division of household tasks, with men performing an average of 180 minutes a day on household tasks while women performed an average of 210 minutes per day. ______ placed last as the most unequal, with women performing 300 minutes compared to just 62 minutes per day performed by men.
 
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Question 8.
Relations between North and South Korea that had been viewed as improving suffered a setback last week after the government of North Korea announced it would

 
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Question 9.
The US government last week took what step in response to Russia’s deployment of military forces in Ukraine?

 
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Question 10.
The famous festival South by Southwest (SXSW) announced that it will feature a speech by Edward Snowden this week. Snowden will appear via live feed from Russia, where he sought asylym after he fled the United States following his leaking of classified documents detailing

 
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