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Current Events Quiz, February 15, 2011

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Charles Taylor, former President of _______, and his lawyer last week stormed out of a special session of the International Criminal Court, which is trying to former leader on eleven charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity during the country's decade long civil war in the 1990s.

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Question 2.
In a clear signal that global markets for agricultural commodities will likely to continue to increase in coming months, the European Union last week announced it would

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Question 3.
In an effort to cut down on voter fraud, the government of ________ has spent an estimated $580 million registering voters in the country using laptop computers, fingerprint scanners, and digital cameras ahead of elections in April.

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Question 4.
Thousands of protestors converged on Milan last weekend, demanding the incumbent Prime Minister of Italy, _________, resign in the face of an escalating corruption and sex scandal.

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Question 5.
The decision of the U.S. government to resume deportations to _______ came under fire last week after it was learned that one of the deportees, Wildrick Guerrier, died of cholera after spending eight days in jail without access to food or water.

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Question 6.
Protestors in Egypt celebrated last week after President Hosni Mubarak, who had ruled over Egypt for thirty years, resigned from office. Who has succeeded him as the head of the new interim government?

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Question 7.
In an effort to woo support for its project, the Eurofighter consortium last week hinted that it would be willing to offer ______ a key role in manufacturing the new fighter jets, an offer estimated to be worth $11 billion.

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Question 8.
A teenage suicide bomber wearing a school uniform killed 31 soldiers last week in north-west ______, sparking concerns that the relative lull of recent months may be coming to an end.

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Question 9.
The Chinese government announced last week that it was in discussions with the government of Colombia to construct a rail link connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, a project that would produce a strong rival to what famous water passage?

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Question 10.
Alassane Ouattara, the internationally recognized winner of disputed presidential elections in the Ivory Coast, pledged to extend indefinitely a one-month ban on the country's ________ exports, which account for an estimated 40 percent of global supplies.

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