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Current Events Quiz, April 27, 2015



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
According to the third annual World Happiness Index, produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network under the auspices of the United Nations, _____________ was the world’s happiest country.

 
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Question 2.

Despite statements from the opposition that the move is unconstitutional, Pierre Nkurunziza, President of ___________, announced last week he would seek a third term as president. Protests erupted in the capital, Bujumbura, after the announcement and observers fear the move could destabilize the country, which only recently emerged from a 12-year-long civil war.
 
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Question 3.
Over 900 people were killed in Nepal over the weekend as a result of

 
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Question 4.
Despite strong opposition from the Turkish government, ceremonies were held around the world to commemorate the 100th anniversary of what event?

 
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Question 5.
A massive volcanic eruption in ___________ created an ash cloud that went 12 miles in to the air and forced the cancellation of international flights into the region.

 
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Question 6.
President Obama last week acknowledged that an American drone strike in Pakistan in January

 
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Question 7.
The European Union last week held a high-level emergency meeting in Brussels intended to address

 
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Question 8.
The government of Saudi Arabia last week announced it was terminating Operation Decisive Storm, saying they had achieved the goals they set out at the start of the operation. What was Operation Decisive Storm?

 
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Question 9.
Egyptian counts last week sentenced former President Mohamed Morsi, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, to _____________ after having been convicted on charges stemming from violent conflicts between his supporters and opponents in 2012.

 
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Question 10.
Global markets are bracing for a week of quarterly reports from companies warning that earnings will be lower than expected. What factor are most companies blaming for low earnings?

 
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