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Current Events Quiz, October 17, 2011

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
President Obama has decided to deploy about 100 U.S. troops to this African country.

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Question 2.
A Ukrainian court last week reached a verdict on Yulia Tymoshenko, the country's former prime minister whose trial was condemned as a "show trial" in the West. The court ruled that Tymoshenko

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Question 3.
Tensions and anti-government anger grew last week in this majority Muslim country after the country's military police killed 24 Christian protesters.

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Question 4.
The U.S. Congress passed important agreements last week with the countries of South Korea, Panama, and Colombia. These agreements were

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Question 5.
An assassination plot was uncovered last week that reportedly targeted the ___________________ ambassador to the U.S.

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Question 6.
The plot referenced in the above question was planned and directed by whom, according to American officials?

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Question 7.
The ratings agency Standard and Poor's downgraded this country's sovereign debt last week, fueling new fears of instability in the eurozone.

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Question 8.
Burma has taken a bold move that many analysts expect will cause the E.U. and the U.S. to rethink their relations with the country. What was this move?

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Question 9.
Slovakia's parliament made news last week by voting

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Question 10.
Israel's cabinet has reportedly agreed to a prisoner swap with _______________________ that would result in the release of Sergeant Gilad Shalit, who has been held captive for five years.

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