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Current Events Quiz, May 11, 2015



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
What was the outcome of last week’s elections in the United Kingdom?

 
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Question 2.
The West African country of _____________, which had been at the heart of the Ebola crisis, was last week officially declared to be free of the virus.

 
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Question 3.
What decision did a US Court of Appeals make last week regarding the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records?

 
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Question 4.
The US Senate last week passed by a 98-1 vote legislation that would ____________. The legislation is expected to pass the House this week.

 
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Question 5.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a narrow coalition, securing 61 of 120 votes in parliament less than one day before the deadline to form a new government. The coalition was reached by Netanyahu’s center-right Likud Party entering agreement with

 
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Question 6.
The Colombian government last week announced it would move forward with a ban on the use of the herbicide glyphosate, often referred to by its brand name Roundup, over concerns that the herbicide may be carcinogenic. Glyphosate had been widely used in Colombia

 
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Question 7.
Rumors that a ceasefire may be close in _____________ emerged last week after Houthi rebels responded positively to a humanitarian truce by Saudi Arabia.

 
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Question 8.
Cuban President last week met with _______________ to personally thank him for his work in brokering talks between the United States and Cuba leading to normalization of relations between the two countries.

 
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Question 9.
South Africa’s leading opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, elected Mmusi Maimane as its leader last week. What makes Maimane’s election noteworthy?

 
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Question 10.
The Chinese government last week announced it would cut interest rates to 5.1 percent in an effort to

 
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