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Current Events Quiz, June 29, 2010

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Karim Waheed, Iraq’s Minister of _______, was forced to resign last week amid growing protests and an emerging political vacuum in the country.

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Question 2.
Less than one week after polls indicated he would likely lose an upcoming election, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was forced to resign and his deputy, _______, was named prime minister.

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Question 3.
Alleged drug lord Christopher “Dudus” Coke was extradited from _____ to the United States on Thursday, facing charges of weapons smuggling and drug trafficking.

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Question 4.
After General Stanley McChrystal was forced to resign last week, President Barack Obama named General ______ to be the new head of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan.

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Question 5.
A communiqué issued by the G8 meeting in Toronto over the weekend was notable because it

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Question 6.
Sunday’s elections mark the first competitive polls after more than fifty years of military dictatorships and could mark the peaceful transition from military junta to civilian rule in the West African state of

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Question 7.
President Barack Obama this week is expected to sign into law new sanctions on Iran intended to target the country’s heavy reliance on imports of

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Question 8.
The government of _____ on Saturday approved an increase in the value added tax necessarily to release loan funds held by the International Monetary Fund.

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Question 9.
Despite opposition from his own party, President Barack Obama announced on Saturday his intention to renegotiate a stalled bilateral trade agreement between the United States and

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Question 10.
A plan by the government of Venezuela to nationalize ________ belonging to U.S.-based corporations came under scrutiny last week.

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