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Current Events Quiz,October 15, 2012

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
On Friday, the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to

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Question 2.
A Republican-led investigation by the House of Representatives last week focused on accusations that the Obama administration

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Question 3.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta last week warned that the United States was particularly vulnerable to

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Question 4.
The Turkish military forced a plane bound for Syria to land in Ankara last week. According to the Turkish government, an inspection of the plane found

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Question 5.
A drone shot down by the Israeli military last week was believed to be

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Question 6.
Malala Yousafzai, a fourteen year old girl, was shot by masked Taliban gunmen in Pakistan’s Swat Valley last week. Why had the Taliban targeted the girl?

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Question 7.
On Friday, the High Court of Botswana ruled that customary legal restrictions on women’s ______ were unconstitutional, paving the way for greater gender equity in the country.

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Question 8.
The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution paving the way for military intervention against Islamic extremists, including al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, in northern

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Question 9.
The US Supreme Court last week declined to hear an appeal from the US oil giant Chevron, who had been hoping to overturn a $19 billion judgment against the company related to charges that the company

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Question 10.
Over the weekend, the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos apologized on behalf of his government for

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