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Current Events Quiz, August 10, 2010

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
On Tuesday, Israeli forces exchanged fire with soldiers from ______, marking the deadliest conflict along the border between the two countries since 2006.

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Question 2.
Violence erupted in ______, the commercial capital of Pakistan, claimed more than 45 lives last week, after gunmen burst into a mosque and assassinated a politician.

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Question 3.
Officials in the United Arab Emirates took an unusual step last week, banning ______ in the country

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Question 4.
Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean announced on Thursday that he would run for president of ______ in November.

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Question 5.
Iranian authorities on Wednesday denied press reports that President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad had

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Question 6.
The government of Russia imposed export restrictions as global prices for _______ continued to increase last week, reaching their highest levels in recent years, up by more than 50 percent since June.

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Question 7.
In a surprising development last week, British supermodel Naomi Campbell was called to testify at the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor, who stands accused of exporting blood diamonds to finance conflict in Sierra Leone during his tenure as president of

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Question 8.
For the first time ever, a representative of the United States last week attended

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Question 9.
The government of ______ last week called in the military to attempt to combat fires sweeping across wide swaths of the countryside.

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Question 10.
A strike by truckers in _______ last week virtually shut down the tourism economy, dealing a major blow to the country’s ongoing political and economic crisis.

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