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Current Events Quiz, May 11, 2010

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
According to statements by Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General, Faisal Shahzad, the individual accused of attempting to set off a car bomb in New York’s Times Square, had ties to Taliban groups in

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Question 2.
______ was sworn on Thursday as the new President of Nigeria, following the death of Umaru Yar’Adua, who had been in poor health for several months.

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Question 3.
Mohammad Ajmal Kasab was sentenced to death by hanging by an Indian court on Thursday. What was Kasab accused of doing?

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Question 4.
Protests in Athens, Greece, last week erupted into violence. Protestors are angry about

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Question 5.
Elections in _____ resulted in a hung parliament last week after no party was able to secure an absolute majority of the contested seats.

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Question 6.
An effort to stop an oil leak in ______ failed last week after a containment dome being lowered over the leak suffered technical failures and had to be abandoned.

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Question 7.
Last week the government of the United States released a statement expressing concerns over the fairness of upcoming elections in _____, where opposition candidate and Nobel Laurent Aung San Suu Kyi has been placed under house arrest and barred from participating in the election.

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Question 8.
In an important development for Middle East peace, _____ last week agreed to restart peace talks with Israel, clearing the way for the first direct negotiations in more than 18 months.

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Question 9.
Maoist separatists in ______ last week agreed to suspend their general strike but maintained they would continue to pressure the current government to resign.

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Question 10.
An exploratory trip discovered oil in the Falkland Islands last week, threatening to reignite the longstanding dispute between the governments of the United Kingdom and ______ over control and possession of the island.

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