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Current Events Quiz, August 27, 2012

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
According to a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the government of ______ may be speeding up its work on developing nuclear weapons capability after it installed hundreds of new centrifuges in recent months

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Question 2.
A cholera epidemic is being spread through contact with contaminated feces has been exacerbated by flooding in

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Question 3.
A diplomatic row between the governments of China and Japan intensified last week. What issue was at the heart of the standoff?

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Question 4.
Meles Zenawi, a close ally of the United States in its war on terror, died last week. Zenewi was the prime minister of what East African country?

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Question 5.
President Barack Obama last week threatened US military intervention in Syria if the Syrian government crossed what “red line”?

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Question 6.
A Chinese court last week suspended the death sentence of Gu Kailai, the wife of former Communist Party official Bo Xilai, and sentenced her to life in prison instead. With what was Gu charged?

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Question 7.
The arrest of an 11-year old girl on charges of blasphemy sparked renewed unrest in _______ last week, after hundreds of Muslim protestors surrounded the police state in which the girl was being held.

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Question 8.
Monday marked an important day in the politics of Somalia. Why was the day important?

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Question 9.
Anders Behring Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison after being charged with 77 acts of homicide and committing acts of terror after he went on a killing rampage in a camp in Norway last summer. What did Breivik say drove him to commit his horrific acts?

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Question 10.
At least 24 people were killed and 53 were wounded on Saturday when an oil refinery exploded in northwestern

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