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Current Events Quiz,September 17, 2012

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The government of China last week was in the news for their failure to address rumors regarding the location and health of Xi Jinping. Who is Xi?

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Question 2.
Protests rocked several countries across the Middle East last week, as demonstrators took to the streets to

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Question 3.
On Tuesday, US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in what was believed to be an organized attack against the US Embassy in

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Question 4.
Devastating fires in two clothing factories in _____ last week killed nearly 300 people, as factory owners were believed to have barred all of the windows locked all of the doors except one in an attempt to prevent theft.

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Question 5.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week criticized the Obama administration for

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Question 6.
The government of ______ last week announced it would halt the ordered execution of executions following numerous appeals from the African Union and several human tights organizations. The government had been accused of using the death penalty against opposition forces.

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Question 7.
Opposition forces took to the streets in ______ on Saturday, marking a resurgence of popular resistance after the government issued a series of new restrictions and imposed a two year prison sentence to members of a punk rock band who had been critical of the country’s president, Vladimir Putin.

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Question 8.
Tensions between China and Japan increased last week, as China sent several warships into Japanese-claimed waters, prompting Japan to sent its coast guard to deter Chinese ships. What issue is at the root of the current dispute between China and Japan?

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Question 9.
The government of _______ last week announced they had captured Jorde Eduardo Costilla Sanchez, leader of a major drug cartel with international connections.

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Question 10.
Tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets in ________ last week to protest proposed spending cuts and tax increases imposed as part of the European Union relief package the troubled economy.

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