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Current Events Quiz, March 8, 2010

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The European Court of Human Rights on Monday overturned a Polish law

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Question 2.
On Thursday, the Turkish government recalled its ambassador to the United States to protest

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Question 3.
Last week, U.S. and Canadian police shut down the crime ring referred to as “Mariposa.” What was Mariposa’s primary criminal enterprise?

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Question 4.
A meeting between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the leader of the British Torries, _____, last week was intended to explore ties between French and British conservatives.

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Question 5.
More than a dozen people were killed in violence leading up to Sunday’s parliamentary elections in

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Question 6.
In a stinging defeat for the government, voters in Iceland on Saturday rejected a proposal to

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Question 7.
Faqir Mohammad \was killed by the Pakistani military last week. Who was he?

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Question 8.
Seeking to consolidate his own power, Robert Mugabe, President of ______, last week reassigned several key ministries away from his coalition partners to ministers loyal to his own party.

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Question 9.
One week after a magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck _____, residents of Talcahuano and other towns in the southern part of the country are still struggling to find food, water, and shelter.

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Question 10.
A constitutional crisis was spared last week in _____, when the country’s president, Christina Fernández, said she would go ahead with a plan to use central bank reserve funds to repay debts after a federal judge issued an injunction and the national legislature attempted to block the move.

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