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Current Events Quiz, November 10, 2009

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Monday, November 9 was the twentieth anniversary of what event important in the history of international relations?

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Question 2.
The decision by the Cambodian government to ______ has undermined diplomatic relations with neighboring Thailand this week, souring relations between the two countries.

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Question 3.
The government of _____ sought to limit appreciation of the country’s currency, the rouble, sparked by higher oil prices and a decline in the value of the U.S. dollar.

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Question 4.
The International Energy Agency reported on Monday that the price of ______ would have to more than double before alternative energy sources would become economically viable.

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Question 5.
Responding to criticisms that its engagement with Africa was akin to plundering, the government of _____ announced a new $10 billion aid package for the continent over the next three years.

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Question 6.
On Sunday night, the parliament of _____ passed legislation clearing the way for new elections next year, averting a constitutional crisis that might have delayed the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country.

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Question 7.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of _____ issued a statement intended to downplay divisions within his cabinet and emphasize his commitment to deep financial reforms in Asia’s third-largest economy.

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Question 8.
The government of China over the weekend executed nine individuals accused of

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Question 9.
Pirates operating in international waters more than 1,000 miles off the coast of _____ seized a shipment of small arms last week.

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Question 10.
On Tuesday, fighting erupted between a North Korean naval vessel and a naval vessel belonging to ____, resulting in serious damage to the North Korean ship.

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