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Current Events Quiz, January 11, 2011

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
On Sunday, voters went to the polls in southern ______ to decide on an independence referendum to determine if the region should break away and form its own country.

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Question 2.
According to a report issued by the Federal Reserve last week, the Fed's policy of ______ is working, and it anticipates the rate of inflation increasing by one percent and creating three million new jobs in 2012 as a result of the program.

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Question 3.
Less than a month after unveiling a new missile capable of striking U.S. naval forces in the Pacific, ______ unveiled its new stealth aircraft, the J-20, forcing U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to express concern about the balance of power in the Pacific region.

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Question 4.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is in Washington this week trying to win support for his proposal to

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Question 5.
______ became the newest member of the eurozone on Saturday, abandoning its national currency, the kroon, in favor of the EU-wide euro.

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Question 6.
A deal with the investment Giant Goldman Sachs valued this internet company at $50 billion.

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Question 7.
Protests rocked ______, the capital of Algeria, last week as unemployed youth clashed with police in protests against rising food prices in the country.

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Question 8.
The government of Brazil last week warned that ______ was looming unless other key countries, including the U.S. and China, moved to prevent it.

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Question 9.
In an effort to further isolate the hardline regime in ______, the United States last week widened sanctions against the country, seizing several containers belonging to the national shipping company in a Singapore port.

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Question 10.
Who replaced Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House last week?

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