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Current Events Quiz, November 16, 2010

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Two primary commodities reached record levels last week. The price of ______ was driven to record highs on the back of increased demand from China, while the price of ______ fell to record lows ahead of EU policy reforms.

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Question 2.
During his visit to the country last week, U.S. President Barack Obama backed India’s efforts to

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Question 3.
After widely criticized elections which handed the ruling military junta a victory last week, the government of Burma released jailed dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner _______ from house arrest.

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Question 4.
After an eight month political stalemate, ______’s political leaders last week reached a tentative deal that would establish a new power sharing government to rule the country.

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Question 5.
Student protests in _______ turned violent over the weekend after the government announced it would sharply increase tuition fees.

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Question 6.
India formed a new military battalion named after the disputed state of Arunachal Pradesh, which is also claimed by ______, ahead of negotiations intended to address border disputes between the two countries.

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Question 7.
The United States and ______ announced that they had failed to develop a new trade deal as planned last week, though both sides asserted negotiations would continue.

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Question 8.
Relations between the United States and Russia last week suffered a serious setback after

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Question 9.
World Bank President Robert Zoellick made headlines last week after he proposed

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Question 10.
Elections in ______ last week left necessitated a runoff election, scheduled to take place later this month, after neither incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo and his rival, Alassane Ouattara, were able to secure an outright majority in the first round.

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