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Current Events Quiz, September 1, 2009

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Sunday’s elections in Japan marked a significant milestone in the country’s political history. What was so significant about the elections?

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Question 2.
Fighting between rebel groups and the government of _____ drew the ire of the Chinese government after sparking a mass exodus of refugees into China last week.

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Question 3.
The United Arab Emirates filed a report with the United Nations last week, claiming to have seized a ship carrying _____ from North Korea to Iran.

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Question 4.
The longstanding trade dispute between Brazil and the United States was decided by the World Trade Organization on Monday. The WTO ruled that U.S. _____ constituted a violation of WTO rules.

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Question 5.
South African President Jacob Zuma said last week that he would be quick to condemn any “deviant” behavior during his upcoming visit to

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Question 6.
A week-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of ______’s seizure of power in the North African country of _____ began on Monday.

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Question 7.
Incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany received a boost in her popularity ahead of elections to be held later this month after the government announced

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Question 8.
The legal dispute between oil giant Chevron and the government of _____ over pollution allegations took a new turn on Monday after Chevron claimed that the legal process had been corrupted through political interference.

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Question 9.
The governments of _____ and _____ announced on Monday that they would be signing a new agreement to end the longstanding dispute between the two countries and open their common border within size weeks.

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Question 10.
The arrest of two opposition leaders on Monday by the government of ______ threatens to undermine the uneasy peace between the country’s rival political factions.

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