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Current Events Quiz, April 2, 2012

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The deputy leader of this group is planning to seek the presidency of Egypt--a move that is likely to escalate tensions between the group and Egypt's military rulers.

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Question 2.
Cross border violence is jeopardizing the peace settlement negotiated last year between Sudan and this southern neighbor.

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Question 3.
In private comments captured by a microphone during a conference in Seoul, President Obama assured Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that after the November elections he would have more flexibility to deal with this issue.

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Question 4.
Developing countries are pushing for an open contest to choose the next president of the ___________________, an institution whose presidency has always been determined by the United States.

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Question 5.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has declared a war on "extremists" and vowed to speed up deportations of militants after the recent killings by an Al-Qaeda inspired gunman in

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Question 6.
Eurozone finance ministers have agreed to ____________________ the large rescue fund that was designed to provide bailouts to indebted countries and sustain confidence in the stability of the eurozone.

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Question 7.
Despite reportedly agreeing to the terms of a UN-Arab League peace plan, this country's government has continued using military force against rebel forces.

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Question 8.
Representatives of some 70 countries met on Sunday in Istanbul. Calling themselves the "Friends of __________," they focused on ways to end the violence in the country.

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Question 9.
Captain Amadou Aya Sanogo, the leader of a military junta that took power in ___________ in a coup, has accused the previous government of not doing enough to end an insurgency in the country's north, and has pledged to end the rebellion himself.

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Question 10.
The election of Leung Chun-ying as this territory's chief executive provoked protests due to the election rules (a committee of 1,200 notables selected the leader, with no input from the city's residents).

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