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Current Events Quiz, April 21, 2014



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Four French journalists held captive in _______ for the past four months have been released and are described as being in good health despite their prolonged captivity.

 
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Question 2.
Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez died in Mexico aged 87 last week. Marquez is best known as the author of

 
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Question 3.
President Obama last week signed into law a bill that would deny Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations from emerging the country. The new law denies diplomatic status to any individual who has engaged in

 
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Question 4.
In an landmark ruling last week, the Supreme Court of Indian formally

 
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Question 5.
The United States, Ukraine, and Russia last week negotiated a deal to address the crisis in Ukraine. Under the terms of the new agreement,

 
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Question 6.
An armed attack on a United Nations compound in _______ last week was decried by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as “unacceptable and constitutes a war crime.”

 
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Question 7.
The United States last week announced it would _________ in response to Russia’s military actions near Ukraine.

 
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Question 8.
The captain of a ferry that capsized in _________ last week, killing at least 28 people and leaving more than 250 missing, was arrested over the weekend on charges that he was negligent in his duty and violated maritime law.

 
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Question 9.
According to several stories in major news outlets last week, what effect is Russia’s intervention in Ukraine having on President Vladimir Putin?

 
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Question 10.
More than 100 schoolgirls in northern ______ were kidnapped last week by the Boko Haram terrorist group, who seeks to impose their vision of radical Islamic rule on the country.

 
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