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Current Events Quiz, June 1, 2010

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
A court in Thailand last week issued an arrest warrant for Thaksin Shinawatra, the country’s former prime minister and de facto opposition leader, on charges of

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Question 2.
Dozens of people were killed last week as ongoing conflicts between state security forces and drug gangs rocked Kingston, the capital of

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Question 3.
On Tuesday, the government of North Korea responded to South Korea’s accusations that its torpedo attack sank a South Korean naval vessel by

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Question 4.
Iran’s president issued a stern warning to the government of ______ last week, declaring that it would consider the country an “historic enemy” if it supported proposed U.S. efforts to impose greater pressure on the Iranian regime.

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Question 5.
According to a report issued by the International Monetary Fund last week, the economy of ______ enjoyed its first year of economic growth in more htan a decade, as gross domestic product increased by four percent last year.

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Question 6.
According to recent polls, the ruling coalition under the direction of Prime Minister Zapatero in ______ would likely not win re-election as its popularity has declined dramatically as a result of the ongoing economic crisis in the country.

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Question 7.
In response to the ongoing oil crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama last week

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Question 8.
A center-right coalition of parties won Saturday’s election in _______, suggesting the country would be implementing new austerity measures in response to the ongoing economic crisis in the country.

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Question 9.
The government of Pakistan issued a statement asserting that Friday’s attacks on a mosque in Lahore which killed more than 90 people were the work of

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Question 10.
The government of ______ last week rejected as “flawed and hypocritical” efforts to get it to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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