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Current Events Quiz, March 16, 2010

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Desperate to generate hard currency so that it can pay for imports, the government of North Korea last week began

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Question 2.
Last week, the military junta in Burma announced new election laws which effectively bar the imprisoned opposition leader and Nobel peace laureate, _____, from running for elected office.

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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.
According to a report issued by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute last week, several Southeast Asian countries have stepped up military spending, including purchases of submarines, fighter aircraft, and long-range missile systems, in response to increasing defense spending by

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Question 5.
In a surprise move last week, the credit rating acency Moody’s Investor Service, warned the government of ______ that it would lose its coveted triple-A credit rating unless it gets its public finances into better shape.

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Question 6.
Indian and Russian officials met on Thursday to discuss developing a new ______ between the two countries

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Question 7.
A new proposal by the government of Brazil to impose a 100 percent tariff on U.S. _____ exports to the country has drawn criticism from the U.S. government.

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Question 8.
In response to the Greek economic crisis, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble on Thrusday proposed to

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Question 9.
On Tuesday during Vice President Joe Biden’s visit, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

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Question 10.
Leaders of the G20 on Tuesday announced they would consider a European proposal to

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