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Current Events Quiz, February 28, 2011

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The United States government on Friday announced it had frozen all assets belonging to the government of _______, and that it would pursue a multilateral arms embargo, freezing of assets, and travel ban on government official through the United Nations Security Council.

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Question 2.
Exit polls from Friday’s election in Ireland suggest that the center-right Fine Gael party will

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Question 3.
The announcement that Boeing won a new contract with the US government valued at more than $35 billion sparked dismay among governments and unions across Europe after European manufacturers were defeated in third round of the bidding process. What was Boeing contracted to build?

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Question 4.
Officials in the People’s Republic of China have expressed concern that as much as 80 percent of the spring food harvest in _______ may fail, sparing concerns about starvation and widespread popular protests in the country.

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Question 5.
Pirates operating off the coast of _______ last week killed four American hostages after being tracked by US Naval forces.

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Question 6.
A massive earthquake rocked _______, New Zealand’s second-largest city, killing more than 80 people last week.

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Question 7.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin met with José Manuel Barroso, who currently serves as _______, last week. The meeting was the first meeting following a 2009 summit in which strong personality conflicts between the two leaders became apparent.

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Question 8.

In a setback to its efforts to finalize a deal to repay western creditors following its 2001 default, the government of ________ was dealt a stinging blow by the US Supreme Court last week, when it ruled that private “vulture funds” can continue their effort to recover money owed despite the conclusion of a debt swap last year.
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Question 9.
The government of Germany appears set to approve sweeping proposals intended to reinforce the country’s negotiating position ahead of talks dealing with the ongoing debt crisis in the eurozone. Under the proposals, the government would

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Question 10.
According to a report issued last week, global ______ stocks are at their lowest levels in more than forty years and futures market prices have shot up to their highest levels since 1977.

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