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Current Events Quiz, March 11, 2011

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
A massive earthquake rocked _______ over the weekend, triggering tsunami warnings across the Pacific Rim.

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Question 2.
According to an annual report issued by Forbes magazine last week, the number of _____ in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) surpassed the in Europe for the first time.

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Question 3.
Hundreds of police officers were deployed in anticipation of a planned “day of rage” in _______, sparking concern on global oil markets.

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Question 4.
In an effort to thwart an effort by the Chinese government to control the succession process after his death, ______ announced he was stepping down as the political leader of the Tibetan government-in-exile.

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Question 5.
The Bangladeshi high court upheld a decision by the country’s government to force the retirement of Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus last week. What position did Yunnus hold before his retirement?

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Question 6.
Expressing concern over the coming end of the Federal Reserve’s program of quantitative easing, Pimco Total Return announced it would no longer hold _______ in its investment portfolio.

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Question 7.
Protesting the introduction of austerity measures, Greek citizens are engaging in a protest dubbed “Den Plirono,” which roughly translates as

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Question 8.
The Arab League last week announced its support for what specific measures in Libya?

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Question 9.
Political tensions in the Ivory Coast have spilled over on to global markets, forcing the country’s main export, _______, to a thirty year high.

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Question 10.
In an effort to expand into emerging markets, the oil giant BP announced a $680 million effort to acquire a majority stake in a Brazilian company involved in what industry?

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