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Current Events Quiz, January 23, 2012

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
In a move that could have important consequences for the eurozone's debt crisis, the ratings agency Standard and Poor's _______________ the eurozone bail-out fund last week.

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Question 2.
Major websites like Google and Wikipedia blocked or customized their home pages to protest two bills in the U.S. Congress designed to target

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Question 3.
After these boycotts and an intense lobbying effort, the U.S. Congress has decided to _______________ this legislation.

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Question 4.
After four French soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, French President Nicolas Sarkozy

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Question 5.
The Obama administration has taken the controversial step of rejecting the Keystone Pipeline, which includes the U.S.

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Question 6.
The U.S. and the European Union will discuss lifting their sanctions on _____________________ after the country's recent release of political prisoners and democratic reforms.

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Question 7.
Lin Zuluan, who led months of protests in the village of Wukan against Chinese authorities, has been ____________________ by the Chinese government.

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Question 8.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, who has faced mounting protests since he eliminated a key fuel subsidy,

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Question 9.
The European Union's executive branch has voted to bring legal proceedings against ________________, claiming that the country's laws undermine democracy and violate EU rules.

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Question 10.
Defense lawyers began making their case this week on behalf of this ousted Egyptian leader.

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