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Current Events Quiz, November 16, 2015



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
A coordinated terrorist attack took place on Friday night in Paris, resulting in more than 120 deaths and leading the French government to temporarily close its borders and impose a curfew in Paris. Who is believed to be responsible for the attack?

 
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Question 2.
According to election results released last week, Nobel Peace Laurette Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition National League for Democracy won a majority in the national parliament of __________, marking an important point in the country’s transition to democracy.

 
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Question 3.
According to economic data released by the European Union last week, in the third quarter of 2015 the economy of the European Union

 
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Question 4.
Aided by a US-backed coalition, which group made significant inroads against ISIS forces in northern Iraq last week, recapturing a strategic town near the Syrian border that served as a key point in ISIS supply lines?

 
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Question 5.
US immigration official last week detailed the nephew and wife of President Nicolas Maduro, the President of __________, on drug trafficking charges.

 
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Question 6.
Belgium last week advised its citizens to leave the country, and the European Union cut it staffing levels in the country over fear of the “rising risk of violence” in ___________, with many fearing that the cycle of violence could erupt into a genocide echoing that of neighboring Rwanda in 1994.

 
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Question 7.
British Prime Minister David Cameroon last week delivered a speech suggesting the United Kingdom may withdraw from the European Union unless significant reforms are made. Which of the following was NOT among the demands made by Cameron?

 
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Question 8.
The Obama administration last week announced it would appeal a federal appeals court ruling issued last week. Which administration initiative was blocked in the ruling?

 
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Question 9.
President Obama last week hosted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of _________ in a state visit despite deteriorating relations between the two countries over the past year.

 
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Question 10.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) last week recommended that ________ be banned from international competition after it concluded that that country was running a “state-supported” doping program intended to give its athletes an unfair advantage in international competitions like the Olympics.

 
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