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Current Events Quiz, May 2, 2011

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The Indian government announced last week it had shortlisted a(n) ________ manufacturer in a deal to purchase more than 120 multi-role fighter jets.

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Question 2.
Chinese authorities were negotiating with protestors in the port of Baoshan in Shanghai in an effort to prevent protests from spreading. What specifically are protestors demanding?

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Question 3.
Ongoing protests in _______ last week saw the government increase its repression as the country’s military shelled anti-government protestors and took control of key locations in the city of Daraa.

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Question 4.
The Israeli government last week condemned an Egyptian-mediated reconciliation agreement between the two main Palestinian factions,

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Question 5.
In response to growing concerns over global land grabs, the government of _______ last week introduced legislation that would limit total foreign ownership of agricultural land in the country to a maximum of 20 percent of the country’s arable land.

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Question 6.
New census data released by the Chinese government show that China’s population is aging, with approximately 1/6 of the population over the age of 60. What is driving the changing demographics of Chinese society?

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Question 7.
Samar Badawi, a Saudi woman, filed a claim at the country’s Board of Grievances in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, last week, claiming that a national ban on _______ voting violates her rights.

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Question 8.
After gasoline shortages struck the world’s largest oil producing country, Russia, last week, the government ordered

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Question 9.
Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke last week announced that the _______ would be 2.1 to 2.8 percent for the year, exceeding the Fed’s preferred target rate of less than 2 percent for the year.

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Question 10.
President Barack Obama last week nominated ________ to head the Defense Department ahead of significant cuts to the defense budget forecasted for the next budget.

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