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Current Events Quiz, October 12, 2015



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The Obama Administration over the weekend conceded that it would need to rethink its Syria policy after finding which element of its foreign policy strategy had been ineffective?

 
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Question 2.
Who was the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, awarded last week?

 
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Question 3.
A suicide bomb attack killed at least 95 and injured more than 400 people in Ankra, Turkey, on Saturday. What was the target of the attack?

 
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Question 4.
According to a study released last week, what will kill at least one-third of Chinese men under the age of 20?

 
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Question 5.
The government of Tanzania last week announced it was shutting down all of the hydroelectric power plants in the country, a move that will exacerbate already chronic power shortages across the African country. What is driving the government’s decision?

 
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Question 6.
At the 70th anniversary of the ruling party’s rise to power, the government of ___________ last week announced it was ready to defend itself against any war started by the United States.

 
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Question 7.
The government of ___________ ordered the evacuation of more than 40 families from a region where a landslide killed at least 253 people last week.

 
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Question 8.
A US hedge fund last week threatened to sue the government of Peru if it failed to make good on more than $5.1 billion in bond payments the hedge fund says is due. What is the Peruvian government’s defense?

 
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Question 9.
An ex-Republican Congressional staffer last week claimed that a House investigation into Benghazi was intentionally directed to target former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an effort to derail her Presidential ambitions. What was Benghazi?

 
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Question 10.
A massive police presence was mobilized around the Old Quarter in ____________ after violent standoffs between police and Palestinian protesters erupted over the weekend.

 
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