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Current Events Quiz, January 21, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
More than 140 countries approved a legally binding, United Nations-backed international agreement last week

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Question 2.
The French government called on West African states to participate in its UN-backed intervention in ______. To date, France has deployed more than 2,000 soldiers to the country, with Belgium, Denmark, and the United Kingdom providing material support.

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Question 3.
Troops in ______ on Friday ended a siege at a gas facility in the southern part of the country, killing 11 militants and 7 hostages in the process.

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Question 4.
The Cuban government last week confirmed an outbreak of _______ in the capital, Havana. According to the government, the source of the outbreak, which infected more than 50 people, has been identified.

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Question 5.
British Prime Ministers David Cameron warned that the United Kingdom could “drift toward exit” from the European Union if the European Union

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Question 6.
According to police reports, the acid attack against Sergei Filin, the artistic director of Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre, was likely the result of

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Question 7.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged last week that if he wins re-election on Tuesday,

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Question 8.
The ongoing dispute between China and Japan over the status of the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaky islands escalated last week, as ______, prompting concerns that direct military confrontation could result.

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Question 9.
Concerns that politically-motivated violence in _______ may be on the rise increased last week after an unidentified gunman sprayed bullets into the headquarters of the ruling New Democracy Party in Athens.

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Question 10.
The rebel ELN (National Liberation Army) in northern ________ last week kidnapped five workers from mining company, raising concerns that a fragile ceasefire scheduled to be in place until January 20 may be cracking.

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