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Current Events Quiz, April 4, 2011

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The government of Syria last week cracked down after more than 20 people were killed as thousands across the country marched

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Question 2.
A meeting in Cartagena between Hugo Chávez and Juan Manuel Santos appears to signal improving ties between their respective countries, __________ and _________, after years of declining relations and accusations of support for terrorism and narco-trafficking on both sides.

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Question 3.
Elections in _________ on Saturday were postponed just hours after they began because voting materials and registration rolls had not been distributed to polling stations across the country.

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Question 4.
European Union leaders last week concluded a two-day summit by approving a “grand bargain” intended to address the

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Question 5.
Global grain prices surged higher last week after ________, the world’s largest producer, revealed that corn and soy stocks inventories were lower than had believed.

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Question 6.
The battle for the disputed presidency in _________ reached a critical stage last week after forces supporting Alassane Ouattara entered Abidjan, the county’s commercial capital.

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Question 7.
The president of Portugal last week dissolved the country’s parliament and called an early national election after the previous government lost a confidence vote as a result of

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Question 8.
Musa Koussa, the former foreign minister of ________, defected to the United Kingdom last week, highlighting the growing isolation of the ruling regime in the country.

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Question 9.
In one of the first cases of its kind, the state-run Banco de Brasil, Latin America’s largest bank, is being sued by public prosecutors in Brazil for allegedly

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Question 10.
In a move dubbed “cricket diplomacy,” Indian Prime Minister Manohman Singh invited his counterpart, Yusuf Raza Gilani of _________, to attend the semi-final World Cup cricket match at Mohali stadium in Punjab last week.

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