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Current Events Quiz, August 3, 2010

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The Hamas-led government of Gaza confirmed on Friday that an Israeli airstrike against targets in Gaza killed Issa Batranon. Who was Batranon?

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Question 2.
On Monday, a Cambodian court sentenced Kaing “Duch” Guek Eav to 30 years in prison for torturing and murdering an estimated 14,000 people who passed through an extermination center he ran as part of the “Killing Fields” associated with the government of

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Question 3.
Protests orchestrated by opposition parties against high food prices stalled efforts by the Congress party-led coalition to introduce economic reforms in

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Question 4.
The government of Bangladesh passed legislation increasing the minimum wage for workers in the ______ sector to $43 per month, hoping to end labor unrest that has paralyzed the industry for the past several months.

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Question 5.
The government of Catalonia on Wednesday became the first of Spain’s mainland regions to ban

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Question 6.
The human rights organization Global Witness announced last week that it was launching a lawsuit against the government of the United Kingdom for its failure to prevent the trade in conflict minerals from

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Question 7.
The European Union’s foreign ministers last week gave their approval for negotiations paving the way for _______ to join the E.U.

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Question 8.
The death toll from widespread flooding in northern _______ passed 1,100 people on Sunday, making the disaster the worst flooding in the country in more than 70 years.

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Question 9.
Mexican security forces confirmed on Thursday that they killed Ignacio Coronel in the city of Guadalajara. Coronel was

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Question 10.
Scores of protestors took to the streets in ______ on Tuesday, demanding investigation in to accusations of police brutality and signaling growing political challenges for the government of incumbent president Hosni Mubarak.

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