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Current Events Quiz,October 1, 2012

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Protests erupted in Greece last week. What were the protestors demonstrating about?

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Question 2.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was detained in California for probation violations resulting from charges of bank fraud last week. For what hat is Nakoula better know?

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Question 3.
In an address to the United Nations last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu articulated a “red line” that would provoke an Israeli strike against Iranian nuclear facilities. What was surprising about his speech?

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Question 4.
More than 90 militants, including several al-Qaeda members, escaped from a prison in ______ after overpowering and killing a dozen guards.

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Question 5.
Fabio Coelho, President of Google operations in Brazil, was arrested on Wednesday. With what was he charged?

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Question 6.
Islamist militants were driven from a stronghold by African Union forces in Kismayo, _______, on Friday. Most observers characterize this as a major victory for African Union peacekeepers in the country.

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Question 7.
Rebel forces in Syria claimed a significant victory on Wednesday, when

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Question 8.
In a surprising development last week suggesting the country was continuing its move towards democratization, President Thein Sein in a speech before the United Nations praised opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and claimed _____ was leaving behind five decades of authoritarian rule.

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Question 9.
The Iranian news agency last week reprinted a story from the United States suggesting that rural white Americans would rather vote for Iranian President Majmoud Ahmadinejad than US President Barack Obama. What made this story interesting?

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Question 10.
On Friday, Bo Xilai was expelled from the Communist Party in China. This follows his wife receiving a suspended death sentence for her role in the murder of a British national. What position did Bo hold before being expelled from the party?

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