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Current Events Quiz, May 18, 2010

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
______ became the new prime minister of the United Kingdom last week after his Conservative Party reached a deal with the Liberal Democrats to form a coalition government.

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Question 2.
Provisional approval was given to ______ on Wednesday paving the way for the country to join the Eurozone as soon as 2011.

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Question 3.
The government of East Timor announced last week it is considering legal action against Australia over

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Question 4.
In an effort to address its growing financial crisis and avoid a Greek-style financial meltdown, the government of Portugal last week announced it would

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Question 5.
Violent protests intended to bring down the government of _______ over the weekend resulted in at least 29 deaths and 230 injured.

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Question 6.
The United States government is urging patience after it launched a new military offensive in the ______ region of Afghanistan, considered the spiritual headquarters of the Taliban.

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Question 7.
Airports in parts of Britain and Scotland closed Sunday, and airports in Germany are considering similar precautions, as a result of volcanic ash sweeping into Europe from

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Question 8.
Legislative by-elections in _______ were marred by low voter turnout following a decision by pro-government parties to boycott the election.

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Question 9.
The United Nations issued a call for emergency food aid for the west African state of _______ last week, estimating that some 7.8 million people could be in need of emergency food aid,

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Question 10.
Seeking to assert itself more forcefully on the world stage, the president of ______ announced he would meet with his Iranian counterpart, Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad in Tehran, complicating U.S. efforts to increase pressure on the Iranian government to abandon its nuclear program.

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