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Current Events Quiz, June 2, 2014



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, a state in Northern ______, last week called for a federal inquiry into the gang rape and murder of two teenage girls.

 
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Question 2.
Police in ______ over the weekend arrested 46 members of the Rastrojos criminal gang, which is accused of extortion and selling drugs in the northern city of Barranquilla.

 
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Question 3.
President Barack Obama last week announced that the United States would complete the withdraw of US forces from Afghanistan no later than the end of

 
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Question 4.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) issued an urgent appeal last week. The organization is requesting $150 million to feed as many as 200,000 children in ________ who the organization warn are at risk of severe malnutrition and death if life-saving services are not delivered immediately.

 
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Question 5.
A suicide bomb attack in Syria last week sparked concern from US officials. Their concern was sparked because the bomber

 
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Question 6.

Fifty-five people—mostly ethnic Uighurs—were convicted of violent crime in a mass trial held in front of a crowd of more than 7,000 people in Xinjiang, China, last week, in a mass public trial which some observers said was reminiscent of China’s _______ period of the 1960s and 1970s, when show trials and mass denouncements were common.
 
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Question 7.
A report issued by the investment bank Natixis last week argued that _______ will be the world’s most widely spoken language in 40 years, largely because of rapid population growth in the country’s former colonies in Africa.

 
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Question 8.
A new draft resolution being developed by Jordan, Australia, and Luxembourg for consideration by the UN Security Council would address the crisis in Syria by

 
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Question 9.
President Obama last week delivered an address at West Point, defending his foreign policy record and outlining his vision outlining the main tools of post-Afghanistan US foreign policy, rooted, according to the President, in

 
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Question 10.
In elections for the European Parliament held last week, _____ parties performed exceptionally well, seeing unprecedented gains across Europe, but especially in the United Kingdom, France, and Denmark.

 
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