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Current Events Quiz, June 15, 2010

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
According to General Stanley McChrystal, Nato operations in southern Afghanistan will be delayed several months as a result of

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Question 2.
The Dutch Freedom Party’s strong showing in recent elections means that it might join the governing coalition in the Netherlands. What is the Freedom Party’s main political orientation?

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Question 3.
According to a report issued last week, inflation in _____ exceeded the 3 percent target set by the government, indicating that growth in the country may be slowing.

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Question 4.
Concerns that the government of ______ may introduce foreign exchange controls sent the country’s currency, the won, to two-week lows against the U.S. dollar last week.

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Question 5.
After Turkey voiced opposition to strengthening sanctions against Iran last week, the U.S. government said ______ was primarily responsible for Turkey’s shift.

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Question 6.
At least seven people were killed last week in ______ when gunmen attacked fifty parked vehicles carrying supplies for western forces in Afghanistan.

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Question 7.
Prices for shares in ______, the company responsible for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, last week were down almost 38 percent since the start of the crisis.

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Question 8.
European Union finance ministers approved ______’s application to join the eurozone, clearing the country for membership in January, 2011.

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Question 9.
After ethnic violence erupted in the former Soviet Republic of _______, the government on Sunday issued a “shoot-to-kill” order to prevent further conflict.

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Question 10.
______ became the first African country to win a World Cup match on African soil after it defeated Slovenia 1-0 on Sunday.

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