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Current Events Quiz, March 16, 2015



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
In Russia, Kremlin officials last week arrested several people in the murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Although the accusations have been widely criticized as a smokescreen in the west, who, according to Russian officials, was responsible for the murder?

 
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Question 2.
Despite losing ground to Iraqi and Iranian forces last week, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last week secured a public relations victory when

 
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Question 3.
An unusual statement by the Obama administration last week was deeply critical of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s government, condemning the UK’s “constant accommodation” of Chinese interests. At the heart of the US-UK dispute was the UK’s decision to

 
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Question 4.
Democrats last week widely criticized a letter sent by 47 Republican Senators, asserting the letter was an effort to undermine President Obama’s foreign policy efforts to address what important issue?

 
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Question 5.
Polling data ahead of Tuesday’s elections in Israel suggest what outcome is most likely?

 
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Question 6.
The Chinese government issued a formal diplomatic protest and deployed fighter jets to patrol the region after a warplane from _____________ reportedly dropped a bomb on Chinese territory, killing four civilians and injuring nine.

 
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Question 7.

Thousands of protesters took to the streets across _____________ in a series of dueling protests in support of and opposition to the country’s embattled President, Dilma Rousseff, and her alleged role in the massive corruption scandal that has rocked the country’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras.
 
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Question 8.
Authorities in Chile have declared a state of emergency and evacuated more than 4,000 people from their homes near the port city of Valparaiso as a result of a __________ over the weekend.

 
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Question 9.
Baldwin Lonsdale, the President of ___________, last week called for international help after Cyclone Pam tore through the country, causing dozens of deaths and millions of dollars in property damage in the poor Pacific island nation.

 
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Question 10.

Samuel Sam-Sumana, the Vice President of ____________, over the weekend announced he would seek political asylum in the United States after he was expelled from the ruling party and subject to house arrest in his own country. The developments come less than two days after Sam-Samana announced he would voluntarily quarantine himself for 21-days to “lead by example” in the country’s battle against Ebola.
 
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