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Current Events Quiz, January 12, 2010

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
After being accused of financial improprieties, the first minister ______ temporarily stepped down on Sunday, potentially setting back the peace process.

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Question 2.
The center-left coalition of Ivo Josipovic won a decisive victory against their center-right rival in Saturday’s run-off election in

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Question 3.
Seeking to address the economic crisis that has plagued his country for more than a year, Hugo Chávez of _______ ordered troops to expropriate businesses that increased prices following last week’s devaluation of the national currency.

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Question 4.
After winning a challenge to his leadership on Wednesday, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was warned by members of his cabinet that he would need to ______ if he hoped to retain his position as party leader and prime minister.

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Question 5.
Martín Redrado, Governor of the Central Bank of ______, refused to resign following a dispute with the country’s president over the use of central bank funds to pay off debt.

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Question 6.
In a speech on Thursday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy condemned ______ as “unacceptable”.

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Question 7.
A corruption probe has been launched to investigate the relationship between Texas oil company Kosmos and the government of

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Question 8.
_____, the Nigerian national accused of trying to detonate explosives contained in his underwear on Northwest Airlines flight bound for Detroit appeared in federal court last week, entering a not guilty plea on all charges.

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Question 9.
Japan’s prime minister move quickly to name ______ as the country’s new finance minister after markets responded negatively to the resignation of the previous finance minister, Hirohisa Fuji, resigned citing health concerns last week.

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Question 10.
On Monday a proposal by the Obama administration to _______ was leaked to the media.

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