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Current Events Quiz, May 25, 2015



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Over the weekend, Ireland became the first country in the world to

 
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Question 2.
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) made strong advances over the last week, capturing ____________ and suggesting that the organization was again on the rise.

 
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Question 3.
In a surprising setback to President Obama’s national security agenda, the Senate last week failed to secure the 60 votes needed to move forward on a bill that would

 
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Question 4.
In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the US State Department last week announced they intend to release more than 55,000 pages worth of email associated with

 
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Question 5.
Yingluck Shinawatra, the former Prime Minister of _____________, last week pled not guilty to charges of corruption, which she claims are politically motivated.

 
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Question 6.
More than 250,000 people gathered in the streets of San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, over the weekend to

 
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Question 7.
Yusuf Dirir, a member of the national parliament of _____________, was killed in an attack on his car in Mogadishu over weekend, in a sign that the security situation in the country is deteriorating.

 
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Question 8.

In a sign that the country’s economic situation continues to deteriorate, the finance minister of ___________ over the weekend said the country would not be able to make a $1.6 billion payment due to the International Monetary Fund next month as required by the deal negotiated earlier this year with European Union officials.
 
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Question 9.
A United Nations sponsored conference on ______________ ended in failure over the weekend after the United States accused Egypt of imposing “unrealistic” conditions on the talks.

 
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Question 10.
John Nash was killed in a car crash in Princeton, New Jersey, over the weekend. Who was Nash?

 
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