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Current Events Quiz, December 1, 2009

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
On Thursday, an estimated three million Muslims made their way to holy city of Mecca for what annual pilgrimage?

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Question 2.
On Sunday, citizens of Switzerland voted to

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Question 3.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to give a major policy address on Tuesday defending his decision to

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Question 4.
On Monday, Chinese Premier Wen Jiaboa lashed out as “unfair” pressure from the West for China to

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Question 5.
The election of Tony Abbott, a strong climate change skeptic, as the opposition leader in ______ has undermined efforts by the country’s prime minister to pass legislation imposing an emissions trading scheme ahead of the Copenhagen summit.

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Question 6.
The collapse of a major state-owned investment company in ______ sent shockwaves through the global financial sector last week.

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Question 7.
A radioactive leak at a nuclear power station in ______ resulted in the hospitalization of about 55 employees of the plant last week.

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Question 8.
Defying international pressure, the government of _____ on Sunday announced it had plans to dramatically expand its nuclear weapons program.

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Question 9.
The trial of John Demjanjuk on nearly 28,000 charges of murder began in Munich this week. In what event in Demjanjuk accused of participating?

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Question 10.
Pirates operating off the coast of _____ this week seized control of a large oil tanker.

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