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Current Events Quiz, May 5, 2014



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Secretary of State John Kerry sparked sharp criticism last week and later apologized for remarks he made comparing _____ with Apartheid.

 
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Question 2.
President Dilma Rousseff of ________ last week announced an increase in social security payments and an expansion of tax cuts in a move dismissed by critics as a political ploy ahead of her re-election campaign this fall.

 
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Question 3.
More than 2,100 people are feared dead and more than 4,000 more were displaced by massive landslides in ______ over the weekend.

 
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Question 4.
Millions of citizens in ________ turned to the polls last week in a national election widely viewed as a referendum Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’srule.

 
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Question 5.

Rob Ford, the embattled mayor of Canada’s largest city, ________, announced he would “take a break” from his re-election campaign and take a leave of office from his role of mayor in order to seek treatment for alcoholism and drug abuse after a second video of him smoking crack cocaine reportedly emerged.
 
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Question 6.
Police in Northern Ireland last week arrested Gerry Adams on suspicion that he was involved in the 1972 murder of Jean McConville. Adams is most well-known as

 
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Question 7.
______ last week approved a $17 billion bailout for Ukraine, which included an immediate emergency distribution of $3.2 billion for the government of the country.

 
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Question 8.
Negotiations between the United States and Germany last week failed to reach an agreement on ________ despite pressure from the leaders of both states to arrive at a consensus.

 
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Question 9.
Doctors last week announced that the first US case of MERS, a virus similar to SARS that has killed more than 100 people in the Middle East, was found in a man in Indiana. How do doctors believe the man contracted MERS?

 
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Question 10.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon last week warned that genocide may be imminent, stating that “desperate is an understatement” in describing the situation in ______. Another UN official described the situation in the country as a “collective failure of the international community” even as 1,000 European Union peacekeepers were promised to arrive in the country in the coming weeks.
 
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