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Current Events Quiz, November 23, 2010

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
In the biggest state sell-off since the 1990s, the government of _____ announced it would sell its stakes in more than 850 companies, including several high-profile banks and the national railways, in an effort to close the country’s budget deficit.

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Question 2.
Amid complains that the United States was manipulating its currency values, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke complained that China and other developing countries should

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Question 3.
According to a report in the Financial Times last week, Taliban death squads have ramped up the pace of assassinations and bombings in ______, undermining U.S. efforts to promote security in the region.

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Question 4.
In an effort similar to those imposed by other countries seeking to stabilize their currency values, the government of South Korea last week announced it would

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Question 5.
According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the core rate of inflation in the United States fell to its slowest rate since the Bureau began recording the figure in 1957. The core rate of inflation measures increases in consumer prices excluding

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Question 6.
In an effort to court support from the government of Turkey, Nato suggested that its new alliance-wide ballistic missile defense system will primarily target launches from

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Question 7.
Last week, a leading official in the European Union suggested that reform of the CAP was necessary. What does the CAP deal with?

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Question 8.
Economic reports from Latin American last week suggested that Latin America may have decoupled. In this context, decoupling refers to a breaking of the historically close relationship between economic development in

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Question 9.
An attempted coup in ______ was thwarted over the weekend, as senior military officers backed the president and his effort to peacefully reform the country’s constitution through a national referendum.

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Question 10.
The government of North Korea over the weekend made news when it announced that it

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