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Current Events Quiz, January 19, 2015



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The International Criminal Court last week began a “preliminary examination” of alleged war crimes committed by ________________. The move opens the way for a future formal investigation and possible prosecution.

 
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Question 2.
President Obama last week used his executive authority to ease restrictions on travel and commerce with Cuba. Which of the following was NOT among the reforms announced by the White House?

 
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Question 3.
The Swiss Franc soared 17 percent in value against the euro last week after Swiss officials

 
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Question 4.
At least one United Nations Peacekeeper was killed last week when two suicide bombers detonated devices outside a UN camp in northern ____________. Soldiers are there as part of an effort to stabilize the government and restrict the advance of al-Q aeda-backed forces in the region.

 
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Question 5.
Demonstrations s in both Niger and Pakistan turned violent last week after people took to the streets in protest over

 
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Question 6.
As part of a sweeping initiative announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping to tackle corruption in the country, the Chinese government last week announced it was investigating Ma Jian for “serious violations of discipline.” Ma was previously Vice-Minister of

 
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Question 7.
Officials in Saudi Arabia announced they would review the case of Raif Badawi, whose sentence of 1,000 lashes and ten years imprisonment had provoked sharp criticism from the global community. For what crime did Badawi receive his sentence?

 
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Question 8.

Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, the Chief of Staff to the President of ___________, was kidnapped by rebels as he drove with two bodyguards in the country’s capital, Sanaa. The kidnappers are believed to be part of a group trying to block implementation of a United Nations-sponsored peace deal in the country.
 
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Question 9.
According to new satellite photos, a terror attack by members of Boko Haram in ____________ killed upwards of 2,000 people and destroyed at least 3,600 structures in a town in the northern part of the country last week.

 
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Question 10.
Massive floods in ____________ threaten a humanitarian crisis, as more than 70,000 people in the southern part of the country have been forced from their homes by heavy rains and rising water.

 
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