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Current Events Quiz, September 8, 2009

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Three high-profile resignations occurred in the United States and China over the weekend. Which of the following was NOT one of those resignations?

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Question 2.
The G20 summit in London over the weekend produced a new agreement outlining preliminary movement in the area of

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Question 3.
A NATO airstrike against two fuel tankers hijacked by the Taliban in Afghanistan over the weekend provoked outrage after more than 90 people, including many civilians, were killed. The airstrike also led to political fallout in ______, whose commanders on the ground ordered the airstrike.

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Question 4.
The World Trade Organization issued a preliminary ruling against the European Union regarding illegal assistance to what industry?

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Question 5.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be trying to placate rightwing coalition partners—and potentially distancing himself from the United States—with his decision to

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Question 6.
The election of Ali Ben Bongo, son of President Omar Bongo, who ruled ______ since 1967, sparked a round of violence in the country over the weekend.

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Question 7.
In a surprising move, Afghan election officials on Tuesday declared

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Question 8.
The World Economic Forum published its annual list of the most economically competitive countries in the world on Tuesday. What country claimed the top spot?

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Question 9.
In a move intended to signal a tougher stance in the war on drugs in Mexico, the Mexican government on Monday

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Question 10.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries met in Vienna on Tuesday, deciding to

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