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Current Events Quiz, April 7, 2014



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Three Indian men convicted in a high-profile rape case were sentenced last week. The presiding judge

 
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Question 2.
In an effort to improve security ahead of this year’s World Cup, security forces in Brazil entered one of _______’s most dangerous slums, attempting to weaken drug cartels which control the area.

 
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Question 3.
The United States and Europe last week moved to isolate Russia and punish the country for its intervention in Ukraine by

 
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Question 4.
An earthquake off the coast of _______ last week triggered a tsunami warning in the country, but the country’s high level of preparedness prevented widespread loss of life.

 
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Question 5.
A short-lived ban on Twitter imposed by the government of Turkey was withdrawn last week after

 
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Question 6.
The Central Intelligence Agency was angered last week by a US Senate last week vote to declassify part of a report discussing the Agency’s

 
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Question 7.
Anja Niedringhaus, a Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer working for the Associated Press was shot and killed by gunmen last week while covering upcoming elections in

 
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Question 8.

After floating the idea of releasing Jonathan Pollard, who was convicted of trying to steal classified documents from the US Navy in 1987, as part of a broad deal to restart peace talks between ______ and _______, Secretary of State John Kerry has returned to Washington DC to consult with President Obama about how to move the peace process forward.
 
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Question 9.
_______ is this week commemorating the 20th anniversary of the country’s 1994 genocide, in which more than 800,000 people—mostly ethnic Tutsis—were murdered in 100 days.

 
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Question 10.

The US Senate’s Permanent Committee on Investigations last week held hearings investigating Caterpillar’s and other companies practice of shifting profits from their domestic operations in the United States to countries with lower corporate tax rates like Switzerland, a practice usually referred to as
 
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