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Current Events Quiz, September 21, 2010

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Last week the German government advanced a new proposal to make the International Monetary Fund more responsive and transparent. What specifically did they propose?

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Question 2.
After two Republican Senators last week signaled their intention to support the Obama administration’s initiative, a new arms control treaty with ______ appears to be closer to reality.

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Question 3.
The Papal visit to ______ last week was marred by comments made by one of his closest advisors which described it “third world” country marked by “a new and aggressive atheism.”

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Question 4.
In testimony before the U.S. Congress last week, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner promised to increase pressure on the Chinese government to

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Question 5.
The European Commission last week unveiled new rules designed to crack down on

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Question 6.
The second day of talks between Israeli and Palestinian leadership was undermined by a sharp spike of violence in ______, as Israeli aircraft dropped bombs and Palestinian militants stepped up rocket and mortar attacks against Israeli settlements.

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Question 7.
Voter disillusionment in ______ increased after Saturday’s poll, in which balloting was marred by scattered violence, fake voting cards, and supposedly indelible ink being washed off voters’ fingers.

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Question 8.
According to a report published by a hardline newspaper, seven American soldiers were detained by the government of _____ after illegally crossing the border with Pakistan.

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Question 9.
Two years after signing an agreement to form a coalition government, President Robert Mugabe in continues to cede political power, paralyzing the government and leading to calls for a new election in

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Question 10.
Thousands of protestors took to the streets in ______ on Sunday, demanding new elections.

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