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Current Events Quiz, March 18, 2011

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
A U.S. drone strike in northwestern _________ killed almost 40 tribal elders and sparked a sharp reaction by the country’s government last Thursday after U.S. forces mistook the peaceful meeting of elders as a gathering of militants.

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Question 2.
For the first time in more than a decade, the G7’s Member States last week announced a coordinated policy intended to reign in the value of the ________ which had been driven up by currency speculators last week.

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Question 3.
Radioactive particles have been detected well into the Pacific Ocean and on food supplies as a result of the continuing emissions from the damaged nuclear plant in

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Question 4.
Police forces in Bahrain last week called on neighboring Gulf states for assistance in

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Question 5.
The United Nations Security Council on Friday authorized what specific action in Libya in response to recent developments in that country?

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Question 6.
José Sócrates’ fragile minority government in Portugal has threatened to resign if the opposition rejects his call to support

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Question 7.
Clashes between the national army and local militias across three oil-producing states in ________ last week left more than 60 people dead.

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Question 8.
A declaration by the government of Djibouti that international elections observers financed by the U.S. government are “illegal” has forced their withdrawal from the country less than one month before nation-wide polls being boycotted by opposition parties. Where is Djibouti located?

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Question 9.
Former dictator Jean-Bertrand Aristide last week returned to _________ from exile in South Africa. His return is expected to complicate a second-round vote to elect a new President.

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Question 10.
Polling in _________ on referendums on controversial amendments to the constitution witnessed strong turnout as voters appeared excited by the possibility of making their voices heard in the first democratic elections in the country in more than thirty years.

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