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Current Events Quiz,September 3, 2012

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Seeking to stake out a new leadership role for his country, President Mohamed Morsi, who became President of _______ after democratic elections in June, reached out to Iran and other regional powers in an effort to stop ongoing violence in Syria.

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Question 2.
On Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that no charges would be filed in accusations arising from two deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq, effectively ending the threat that criminal charges would be filed against

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Question 3.
Two weeks after police opened fire on 3,000 striking workers, killing 34 and wounding 78 at a platinum mine in _______, the government announced it had arrested 270 miners on charges of murder.

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Question 4.
Top United Nations officials reporting to the Security Council last week warned that the government of ______ was increasingly utilizing indiscriminate airstrikes to put down the ongoing insurgency in the country, which has seen more than 220,000 refugees flee as a result of the conflict.

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Question 5.
The Australian government on Friday called off the search for survivors from a boat carrying approximately 100 refugees fleeing ______ and seeking asylum in Australia. All aboard are presumed to have perished.

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Question 6.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh came under fire from opposition parties last week. The opposition accused Singh of

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Question 7.
Voters in the African nation of _______ headed to the polls on Friday, marking just the third time in the country’s trouble history that a national election had been held. The incumbent president, José Eduardo dos Santos, who has been in office since 1979, is expected to handily win reelection.

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Question 8.
Chinese dissident Wang Xiaoning was freed on Friday after serving a ten year sentence for “incitement to subvert state power” after posting pro-democracy statements online and calling for an end to one-party Communist rule in China. What made Wang’s case so unique?

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Question 9.
A Mexican court last week unanimously rejected claims by Manuel Lopez Obrador that Enrique Pena Nieto had used illicit money to buy votes and media coverage, clearing the way for Nieto to assume the presidency. Nieto’s election marked the

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Question 10.
In a move to limit the impact of the financial crisis in the country, the government of Spain last week announced it would

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