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Current Events Quiz, March 23, 2010

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
A diplomatic effort by the government of Japan last week ended efforts by the United States and Europe to

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Question 2.
In the first fatal attack since the end of military hostilities last year, a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in ______ landed on an Israeli farm, killing a Thai worker last week.

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Question 3.
A Chicago man on Thursday pleaded guilty on charges that he helped to plan the

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Question 4.
The government of South Korea announced last week that it would phase out import of ______ from North Korea, dealing a severe blow to the North’s already fragile economy

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Question 5.
According to a report in the Financial Times last week, plans to introduce stricter sanctions against Iran’s nuclear program through the UN Security Council have been delayed due to opposition from the governments of

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Question 6.
In an interview on Sunday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned against raising “false expectations” of a eurozone rescue of the Greek government, signaling a sharp division on the issue between the German government and _____, which strongly supports intervention.

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Question 7.
On Saturday, Pope Benedict released a videotaped message in which he

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Question 8.
Thousands of passengers have been stranded due to a strike by cabin crew at _____, the airlines first strike in 13 years.

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Question 9.
Thousands of pro-democracy protestors took to the streets in _____ on Saturday, declaring a “Day of Wrath” protesting declining standards of living and the increasing concentration of political power in the country.

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Question 10.
The political uncertainty surrounding the illness of President Umaru Yar’Adua intensified over the weekend, when acting President Goodluck Jonathan dissolved the entire cabinet in

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