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Current Events Quiz,November 19, 2012

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Israeli airstrikes destroyed key Hamas buildings as the conflict between Israel and the Hamas-led Palestinian government in ________ intensified over the weekend.

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Question 2.

According to a report from the Nigerian government, the Nigerian military killed Ibn Saleh Ibrahim and six of his lieutenants in a strike in the northeastern city of Maiduguri last week. Ibrahim was believed to be a key commander in the ________, accused by the United States of being an Islamic terrorist group.
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Question 3.
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of ________ on Friday dissolved parliament, setting the stage for a national election next month.

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Question 4.
Syrian opposition forces signed a unity deal last week, leading to what important development(s) last Wednesday?

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Question 5.
Protests rocked Jordan on Wednesday after the government announced plans to

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Question 6.
The ongoing investigation into the scandal surrounding General David Patraeus last week expanded to include thousands of pages of correspondence between Patraeus and General John Allen. What key post does General Allen currently hold?

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Question 7.

In a surprising development over the weekend, the international war crimes court in The Hague overturned the convictions of two generals who had in 2011 been sentenced two between 18 and 24 years for the killing of ethnic Serbs in an offensive to retake the Krajina region during the civil war that rocked _______ in the 1990s.
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Question 8.
A leaked report from the International Atomic Energy Agency suggested that Iran could be speeding up the development of its nuclear weapons program by

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Question 9.
The United States last week it was taking what symbolically important step to normalize relations with Burma ahead of President Obama’s planned visit to the country.

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Question 10.
The baton of leadership was passed in China on Saturday, when Xi Jinping took over from Hu Jiuntao as

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