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Current Events Quiz,December 10, 2012

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Republican opposition in the U.S. Senate last week resulted in the defeat of a United Nations-backed treaty that would have

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Question 2.
Talks in Qatar over the weekend resulted in the extension of what key international agreement?

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Question 3.
Which Nobel Peace Laureates was hospitalized over the weekend for testing amid growing concerns about her/his health?

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Question 4.
The British government last week announced it had evidence that the government of _______ is mobilizing to use chemical weapons against opposition forces in the ongoing civil war in the country.

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Question 5.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who was forced from office amid concerns of corruption and accusations that he had engaged in sexual relations with an underage prostitute, last week confirmed plans to seek what key office?

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Question 6.
Hugo Chavez, President of _______, returned home last week after seeking cancer treatment in Cuba last week, increasing concerns about his health and the future of his presidency.

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Question 7.
The South Korean personality known as “Psy” last week issued an apology for participating in anti-U.S. protests between 2002 and 2004. For what is Psy most well-known?

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Question 8.
An explosion which killed eight people near a mosque in the Eastleigh district of Nairobi, the capital of _______, was believed to be the work of a militant group hoping to destabilize the country.

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Question 9.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, took what step last week to protect Turkey against growing instability in one of its neighboring countries?

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Question 10.
The Russian government signaled its disapproval of the Magnitsky Act passed by the US Congress last week and expected to be signed into law by President Barack Obama soon. What does the Magnitsky Act do?

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