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Current Events Quiz, November 2, 2015



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
President Obama last week announced he would increase US support for Syrian rebels. What specific measure did he announce?

 
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Question 2.
The Chinese government last week made a surprising announcement, stating that the country would

 
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Question 3.
After considerable international pressure, Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, last week retracted a controversial comment he had made asserting that

 
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Question 4.
The International Court of Justice last week agreed to hear a case brought by the government of the Philippines against the government of China. The case alleges that the Chinese government is violating international law in developing new islands to extend its territorial claims in the

 
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Question 5.
The government of __________ last week announced it would crack down on fake bank accounts in a bid to stem fraud that plagues the country’s financial sector.

 
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Question 6.
A publisher of secular books was hacked to death in Dhaka, the capital of __________, last week amid growing attacks against atheists and secularists in the country.

 
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Question 7.
The United Nations General Assembly last week voted 191-2 to condemn the embargo of ___________ by the United States, an embargo first enacted in 1962.

 
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Question 8.
The government of _________ last week announced it would seek to slow the flow of migrants entering the country via its Austrian border after announcing it expected between 800,000 and 1.5 million people to seek asylum in the country this year.

 
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Question 9.
Republican Presidential candidate _____________ last week struck a new controversy when he asserted that the world was “better off” when Saddam Hussein and Moammar Gadhafi were ruling Iraq and Libya.

 
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Question 10.
All 224 people on board a Russian airliner flight transiting from the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg were killed when the plane crashed over ________. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

 
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