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Current Events Quiz, August 8, 2011

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
On Friday the ratings agency Standard and Poor's took what action with respect to the U.S. credit rating?

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Question 2.
The agreement allowing an increase in the U.S. debt ceiling (passed by Congress and signed by President Obama last week) includes

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Question 3.
NATO deployed hundreds of additional peacekeepers to Kosovo last week after escalating violence between

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Question 4.
30 U.S. special forces soldiers were killed in America's worst single day loss in the Afganistan war when insurgents

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Question 5.
The arrest of Yulia Tymoshenko, a leading opposition figure, has raised fears that the government of ______________ is using the justice system to pursue its political opponents.

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Question 6.
The trial of ______________ began in Cairo this week, riveting the attention of people throughout the Arab world.

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Question 7.
A mood of crisis gripped the eurozone again this week as fears surfaced that ________________ may need to join a growing list of eurozone countries in receiving a massive bailout to avoid default.

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Question 8.
On Friday Yingluck Shinawatra was confirmed as the first female Prime Minister of

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Question 9.
Japan intervened in currency markets last week in order to

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Question 10.
The U.N. Security Council took what action last week with regard to Syria?

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