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Current Events Quiz,September 10, 2012

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The European Central Bank announced on Thursday that, in order to save troubled European economies (and by extension the eurozone) from potential collapse, it would

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Question 2.
Rumors circulated last week that the government of Pakistan may be taking steps to expel the nongovernmental organization Save the Children from the country. The move is believed to be a response to accusations that employees of Save the Children

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Question 3.
Even as the government was undertaking measures to avoid defaulting on its debt, several major US companies, including Ford, Bank of America, and JP Morgan Chase, last week announced they were taking steps to prepare for _______ to leave the eurozone.

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Question 4.
The government of _______ last week announced it would be reopening peace negotiations with FARC, the armed militia group that has been engaged in a protracted rebellion against the government since the 1960s.

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Question 5.
According to senior American officials, the government of Iran last week resumed

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Question 6.
The Obama administration last week announced it was nearing agreement on an initiative intended to assist Egypt its transition to democracy. What is the aim of the new initiative?

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Question 7.
The _______ last week handed Iran a dramatic diplomatic victory, declaring the organization’s support for the Iranian nuclear energy program and criticizing the American-led effort punish Iran.

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Question 8.
On Friday, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed an order declaring the Haqqani Network a terrorist organization. The Network is most well known for its

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Question 9.
In an effort to address ongoing political scandals, David Cameron, Prime Minister of ______, last week announced a shakeup of his cabinet.

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Question 10.
On Saturday, the government of _______ announced it had killed seven suspected members of the Islamic group Boko Haram, which operates in the northern part of the country.

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