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Current Events Quiz, October 20, 2009

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
A suicide bomb attack in _____ on Saturday killed several of senior commanders of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guard.

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Question 2.
The government of _____ on Tuesday agreed to hold runoff elections for the presidency after a United Nations-backed investigation concluded that at least 30 percent of the ballots cast in August were fraudulent.

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Question 3.
Fights between rival drug gangs in the Brazilian city of _____ broke out last week, only one week after the city was named to host the 2016 summer Olympics.

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Question 4.
As commodity prices for Botswana’s largest export, ______, collapse, the country was forced to turn to the African Development Bank for a $1.5 billion loan last week.

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Question 5.
The budget deficit in the United States reached the highest level on record, surpassing the ______ mark for the last fiscal year as the government struggled to address the global economic downturn.

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Question 6.
Last week, the Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to

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Question 7.
In a bid intended to stave off a rapid increase in its exchange rate, the government of Brazil on Tuesday announced it would

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Question 8.
As the government of Pakistan launched a new round of attacks against militants in the Waziristan region, militants responded with two bomb attacks against _____ in Islamabad on Tuesday.

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Question 9.
West African leaders indicated this week that they would impose an arms embargo against ______ in response to an attempted takeover of the country by military officials.

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Question 10.
In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a standoff between her own party, the Christian Democrats, and its main coalition partner, the Free Democrats, over a proposal to

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