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Current Events Quiz, September 22, 2009

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
In a move signaling improved relations with Russia, President Barack Obama last week announced his administration would

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Question 2.
In an effort to jump start stalled peace talks in the Middle East, President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with _____ and Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday.

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Question 3.
Last week, the line of succession to head the Chinese Communist Party was thrown into uncertainty after _____ failed to win a top military post, Chair of the Central Military Commission, as expected.

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Question 4.

Efforts to resolve the disputed presidential election in _____ continued last week, as Western governments urged compromise and coalition-building to overcome the political standoff between incumbent President Hamid Karzai and his rival, Abdullah Abdullah, in an election widely condemned as fraudulent.
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Question 5.
On Thursday, Islamic insurgents launched a suicide bomb attack against African Union forces in _____, an attack launched in apparent response to a U.S. strike which killed Saleh Ali Saleh Nebhan, a suspected al Qaeda leader in the country.

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Question 6.
The government of Venezuela signed two valuable oil deals with _____ and _____ last week. Together, the deals are worth an estimated $36 billion and could expand oil output in Venezuela by 1.35 million barrels per day.

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Question 7.
A vote on the Treaty of Lisbon is scheduled for October 2nd in _____, which rejected an earlier draft of the treaty in 2008.

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Question 8.
The suggestion that the United States Senate may push back _____ legislation until next year drew sharp criticism from the European Union on Tuesday.

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Question 9.
Manuel Zelaya, the president of _____ who was ousted from power in a military coup in July, made a surprise return to the country on Monday.

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Question 10.
A report by General Stanley McChrystal on Monday said that the United States must expand its commitment to _____ or risk failure in dealing with the challenges posed by the country.

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