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Current Events Quiz, March 1, 2010

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Political uncertainty emerged in ______ on Wednesday after President Umaru Yar’Aduna returned to the country after a three month absence to reclaim his leadership position.

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Question 2.
In a surprising development, Chinese investment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo suffered a serious setback last week when

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Question 3.
In a signal that the two countries are increasingly cooperating in their counter-terrorism effort, the government of Pakistan agreed to a request by the government of Afghanistan to

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Question 4.
Jacob Zumba, President of South Africa, is expected to request ______ during his upcoming state visit to the United Kingdom next week.

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Question 5.
A much anticipated summit between President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders failed to deliver a breakthrough deal on Wednesday. What was the topic covered by the summit?

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Question 6.
The expanded U.S. military operations in Afghanistan appears to be on track, as last week it was announced that the current operation in Marjah is setting the stage for operations later this year in _____, Afghanistan’s second largest city.

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Question 7.
The Federal Reserve Bank announced on Thursday that it was conducting an investigation of the U.S. investment bank _____ to determine if the company aided Greek efforts to manipulate its public finances to hide the financial crisis faced by the country.

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Question 8.
Tsunami warnings across the Pacific were triggered on Sunday following a massive earthquake in ______, which killed at least 400 people in the country.

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Question 9.
On Sunday, French security forces captured Ibon Gogeasciechea, leader of the Basque separatist movement known as the

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Question 10.
The Israeli government on Friday expressed disapproval of the European Union’s support for a United Nations resolution

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