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Current Events Quiz, November 9, 2010

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The Eurofighter consortium—the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, and Italy—announced last week it was considering inviting a fifth member into the group to develop a new multirole fighter aircraft. Which country is the prospective fifth member?

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Question 2.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy met with Chinese Premier Hu Jintao to discuss reform of the international monetary system last week ahead of France’s leadership of the ________, which begins November 13.

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Question 3.
Last week China rebuffed a U.S. proposal to mediate the dispute between China and Japan over

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Question 4.
Mount Merapai, an active volcano in ______, exploded last week, killing approximately 100 people on the island of Java.

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Question 5.
As part of a meeting of the world’s largest economies last week, the government of South Korea announced it was reforming its foreign aid policy. What specific reform did it announce?

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Question 6.
The U.S. Federal Reserve announced last week it was going to attempt to stimulate the U.S. economy by pumping an extra $600 billion in to the market by purchasing treasury bills from the market. This policy is often referred to as

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Question 7.
Brazil last week criticized a move by the U.S. Federal Reserve, believing its $600 billion stimulus package was actually part of an effort to

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Question 8.
The government of ______ last week detained four Kurdish opposition activists, accusing them of being operatives of the British government.

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Question 9.
Jacob Zuma, President of _______, last week restricted his cabinet, ousting seven key cabinet ministers, in an effort to solidify his position ahead of a possible leadership challenge at the next party conference.

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Question 10.
The Spanish government last week expressed its “profound unease” after accusing the government of Venezuela of “political cowardice” for its engagement with Eta. What is Eta?

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