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Current Events Quiz, April 11, 2011

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The government of ________ officially requested aid from the European Union last week, just more than one week after the government of former Prime Minister José Sócrates collapsed as a result of the ongoing financial crisis in the country.

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Question 2.
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake—believed to be an aftershock from the massive earthquake that rocked the country on March 11—shook the northeastern portion of _________ on Wednesday.

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Question 3.
The government of Brazil last week announced that it would ________ in an effort to rein in inflation and prevent and avert a possible credit bubble in the country.

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Question 4.
The United States government last week handed over primary responsibility for combat operations in Libya over to

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Question 5.
Despite efforts by the government of France and opposition forces to dislodge him, ________’s besieged president, Laurent Gbagbo, continued to cling to the vestiges of power last week.

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Question 6.
Former carnival singer Michel Martelly won the hotly contested presidential election in ________ last week, and now faces the challenge of rebuilding the earthquake-torn country.

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Question 7.
A strike by workers in the west African nation of __________ drove oil prices above $120 per barrel last week.

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Question 8.
The U.S. government last week announced that Khaled Sheikh Mohammed and several other high-profile al Qaeda operatives involved in the planning of the September 11 terror attacks would be

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Question 9.
Massive protests rocked ________ last week as opposition forces demanded the resignation of incumbent President Assad.

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Question 10.
The government of ______ has stepped up its effort to block north African migrants from entering its territory from Italy, which is seeking help from other European Union countries to spread the burden.

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