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Current Events Quiz, April 25, 2011

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Responding to complaints by Britain and France about the limited role played by the United States in anti-Gaddafi operations Libya, the U.S. government announced on Thursday that it would

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Question 2.
Elections in Finland last week saw a dramatic increase in support for the True Finns Party, a populist party that campaigned on a platform

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Question 3.
According to a report released last week, ________ dropped to a 15-year low in the United States as a result of the financial crisis and declines in fuel and energy consumption levels.

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Question 4.
Massive protests continued across _________ last week despite efforts by the Assad government to quiet the uprising by terminating emergency laws and firing the police chief in a city where demonstrators have been killed.

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Question 5.
Responding to a spike in the inflation rate, the government of China last week announced it would

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Question 6.
The Federal Reserve last week signaled it would end its controversial program of purchasing Treasury bonds, usually referred to as quantitative easing, at the end of June. The goal of the quantitative easing program was to stimulate the economy by

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Question 7.
Fighting along the border of Thailand and ________ broke out over the weekend, with an estimated 8 dead and at least 30 wounded in sporadic violence.

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Question 8.
Violence broke out in _________ last week after incumbent President Goodluck Johnson won re-election in a controversial ballot.

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Question 9.
Michel Martelly won last week’s runoff election in _________ to become president of the poverty and disaster-stricken country.

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Question 10.
Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was named to the newly created position of chairman of a policy initiatives co-ordination board after Britain’s current Prime Minister, David Cameroon, scuttled efforts to have Brown appointed

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