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Current Events Quiz, February 9, 2015



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
French President Francois Holland and German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week engaged in a bit of shuttle diplomacy attempting to broker a resolution to

 
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Question 2.
Jordan stepped up its airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria last week after ISIS

 
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Question 3.
US President Obama last week nominated Ashton Carter to succeed Chuck Hagel as the next

 
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Question 4.
Several high profile Congressional Democrats have joined Vice President Joe Biden and announced their intention to boycott an upcoming address to Congress by which foreign leader?

 
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Question 5.
Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff, last week appointed Aldemir Bendine to take control of the country’s scandal-ridden oil corporation, Petrobras. What position did Bendine hold before being moved to the new post?

 
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Question 6.
In a sign that the terrorist group Boko Haram’s reach may be expanding, the militant group from Nigeria launched its first strike into ___________ last week, attacking the border town of Bosso and killing at least 70 people.

 
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Question 7.
Exit polling data from elections in Delhi state, India, released over the weekend suggest an interesting possible outcome in the vote, the results of which are scheduled for release Tuesday. What outcome do the polls suggest?

 
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Question 8.
Violence intensified in ______________ last week after anti-government protestors launched petrol bombs at a bus and a truck in the northern district of Gaibandha, killing nine people over the weekend.

 
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Question 9.
Pope Francis weighed in to support a proposed ballot measure to be decided by voters in Slovakia this week. What would the proposed measure do?

 
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Question 10.
According to testimony by former al Qaeda operative Zacarias Moussaoui released last week, _____________ was a major financial donor to al Qaeda in the 1990s.

 
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