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Current Events Quiz, October 5, 2010

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Guido Mantega, Brazil’s finance minister, last week warned that an “international currency war” had broken out, as countries seek to devalue their currencies. What affect does currency devaluation have on a country’s economy?

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Question 2.
A United Nations report issued Friday asserted that military action by the Rwandan government between 1993 and 2003 in _______ could be labeled “genocide.”

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Question 3.
According to a report issued by the government of Iraq on Monday, the country’s proven reserves were ______ than previously thought.

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Question 4.
Last week, Kim Jong-eun entered the international scene as the next leader of North Korea. Prior to last week, Kim Jong-eun was best known as

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Question 5.
The United States issued a warning to American tourists over the weekend, cautioning them to exercise vigilance in light of intelligence suggesting an al-Qaeda terrorist attack in

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Question 6.
Presidential elections in _______ took a surprising turn over the weekend, after the heavily favored candidate, Dilma Rousseff, failed to win a majority of the popular vote, thereby forcing a runoff election scheduled for later this month.

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Question 7.
A standoff between police and the military in ______ ended over the weekend, after the military was forced to rescue the country’s president, Rafael Correa, from police who had kidnapped the president in protest over proposed cuts in police pay and bonuses.

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Question 8.
The International Monetary Fund last week warned that the current global economic recovery could be damaged by

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Question 9.
The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed legislation intended to punish China for

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Question 10.
Gunmen in ______ over the weekend set fire to at least 25 trucks carrying supplies to Nato forces in Afghanistan.

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