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Current Events Quiz, October 19, 2010

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
During a hospital tour last week, President Alan Garcia of ______ provoked a scandal after slapping a protestor who shouted claims that the president was corrupt.

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Question 2.
The Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, provoked a national debate after he said that he was reconsidering

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Question 3.
Thirty years after the world eradicated smallpox, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization last week announced it had eradicated what once widespread cattle disease?

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Question 4.
In ______, thirty-three miners trapped for more than two months were successfully rescued last week.

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Question 5.
An ongoing strike by workers in ______ threatens fuel shortages after most refineries in the country were shut down last week.

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Question 6.
A new trade agreement between ______ and the European Union is on schedule to be concluded y the end of 2011. According to analysis, the new agreement could lower trade barriers even more than the famed 1994 NAFTA Agreement, of which the country is also a signatory.

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Question 7.
What environmental catastrophe in Hungary provided the first serious challenge to new EU legislation intended to ensure polluters pay for the environmental damage they cause?

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Question 8.
The Indian power giant Essar announced last week that it was moving forward with a planned $2 billion investment in

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Question 9.
The French government last week arrested Callixte Mbarushimana on charges that he

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Question 10.
International efforts to rekindle stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks hit a hurdle last week after

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