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Current Events Quiz, May 4, 2010

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The offshore oil platform that sank into the Gulf of Mexico last week continues to leak oil, which is threatening _______ with an ecological crisis that according to some could rival the Exxon Valdez spill which devastated Prince William Sound in 1989.

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Question 2.
The United States and Australia on Saturday issued warnings of an imminent terror attack against popular shopping centers in

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Question 3.
Incumbent President Omar al-Bashir was declared the winner of elections condemned as widely flawed in Sudan. According to many analysts, the likely impact of al-Bashir’s victory is

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Question 4.
Disappointing production output in the Ivory Coast sent ______ prices to their highest level in more than thirty years.

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Question 5.
Meetings between the European Union and Chinese officials last week moved the two closer to an agreement on _______, according to a statement by Baroness Catherine Ashton, EU Foreign Minister.

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Question 6.
Thousands of people in _____ took to the streets on May Day to protest proposed austerity measures introduced as a condition of the bailout package received by the country from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

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Question 7.
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate began consideration of legislation intended to _______ after Republicans agreed to drop objections to considering the bill.

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Question 8.
Concerns over the potential impact of the Greek financial crisis led ratings agencies on Wednesday to downgrade the credit rating of the government of

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Question 9.
The central bank of ______ last week increased interest rates by 0.75 percent in an effort to stave off inflation in the country.

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Question 10.
It was announced last week that the Chinese government reached an agreement with the government of Pakistan to

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