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Current Events Quiz, August 17, 2010

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Radical Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir was detained by Indonesian police last week on charges that he helped to coordinate the

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Question 2.
Tighter sanctions imposed against the government of _______ appear to be having an effect, as gasoline imports were halved as a result of the sanctions in July.

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Question 3.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited the site of flooding in ______ last week, describing the disaster as greater than any he has ever seen before.

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Question 4.
The political standoff that has left the government of ______ in a deadlock since the March 7 elections appears to be dragging on, even as the United States last week increased pressure on the current prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, to take steps to resolve the crisis.

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Question 5.
The government of Slovakia came under fire from its fellow Eurozone members last week after its government

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Question 6.
According to a report in the Lancet last week, what important event was documented in India last week?

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Question 7.
The government of Zimbabwe last week sparked international criticism again last week when it

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Question 8.
On Monday, incumbent President Paul Kagame, won re-election in _______, securing 93 percent of the vote.

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Question 9.
A series of bomb blasts targeting ______ in Mexico exploded on Sunday, damaging buildings but not resulting in any fatalities.

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Question 10.
Memorial services were held over the weekend in ______ to commemorate the lives of the more than 1,200 people killed in flooding and mudslides in the eastern part of the country last week.

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