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Current Events Quiz, April 18, 2011

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Protests erupted in France last week after it became the first country to

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Question 2.
The governments of Britain and the Netherlands vowed to take Iceland to court after more than 60 percent of voters in Iceland refused to authorize a referendum

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Question 3.
A last-minute deal between Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives last week

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Question 4.
The Japanese government officially raised the rating of the ongoing nuclear crisis at Fukushima Daiichi last week, putting the disaster on par with what other famous accident?

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Question 5.
According to parliamentary testimony by Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata Group, India faces the threat of widespread national protests echoing similar protests in Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt, as a result of an ongoing corruption scandal linked to what industry?

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Question 6.
The International Monetary Fund last week issued a public statement asserting that the government of ___________ lacked a “credible strategy” to deal with its national debt, a situation which the IMF maintains presents a small but significant risk for posing a new global economic crisis.

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Question 7.
Data released on Friday suggest that the economies of China and India are experiencing ________, a situation which threatens to undermine the global economic recovery.

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Question 8.
The government of _________ last week reversed its decision to ban the country’s main Shiia opposition group after the move was criticized by Western allies.

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Question 9.
The government of _________ last week rejected calls by the International Monetary Fund to reduce capital controls imposed by the country, arguing that the current global economic problems were caused by primarily by the developed countries.

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Question 10.
Cracks in the Nato alliance appeared last week after the Italian government rejected calls by Britain and France to participate in bombing missions in

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