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Current Events Quiz, January 2, 2012

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Iran roiled world oil markets last week by threatening to cut off shipping through

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Question 2.
Iran's threats came in anticipation of

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Question 3.
As Arab League inspectors toured this country last week, large anti-government demonstrations broke out.

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Question 4.
Despite the presence of the monitors, the regime renewed its bloody crackdown in the city of ___________, which has become a focal point for anti-government demonstrations.

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Question 5.
Tens of thousands of North Koreans attended Kim Jong-Il's funeral last week as political veterans made a show of support for this man, the deceased leader's designated successor.

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Question 6.
Despite the backing of a strong movement led by activist Anna Hazare, India's parliament failed to pass a bill dealing with this high-profile issue.

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Question 7.
Clashes between rival ethnic groups in this African country left at least 50 dead last week, further compounding the problems faced by President Goodluck Jonathan.

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Question 8.
The trial of this former Middle Eastern president resumed last week after a three-month break.

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Question 9.
This country faced a fire on one of its nuclear submarines last week, and only contained the blaze by partially submerging the vessel.

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Question 10.
Last week Russian Prime Minister ______________ said he backs the idea of negotiations with protesters, the first time he has made such a concession since mass demonstrations began.

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