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Current Events Quiz,October 8, 2012

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
On Friday, Anglo American Platinum announced it had fired 12,000 striking mine works in ______ over a protracted wage dispute.

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Question 2.
The government of Turkey last week launched an attack against Syria, citing what Syrian provocation?

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Question 3.
Last week, the Russian government announced it had reached agreement on a thirty-year extension of a lease for a military base in

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Question 4.
Thousands of protestors took to the streets of Amman, Jordan, over the weekend. They were protesting for

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Question 5.
It was announced last week that the High Court in ______ rejected an appeal by Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects who were fighting extradition to the United States. The decision clears the way for the suspects to be handed over to the United States.

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Question 6.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation last week was awarded to South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu. What is the Mo Ibrahim Award intended to recognize?

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Question 7.
On Sunday, voters in _____ cast their ballots to decide who would become the country’s president. The close contest pitted incumbent President Hugo Chavez against opposition candidate Henrique Cpriles.

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Question 8.
Popular protest broke out in Iran last week, sparking violence in several areas. What drove the popular outbreak in Tehran?

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Question 9.
A controversial decision by the British courts last week

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Question 10.
According to reports from the New York Times last week, the Puntland Maritime Police Force, a privately financed military operation in _______, has been abandoned by its sponsors and may be engaging in mercenary activities in the country.

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