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Current Events Quiz, January 28, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Although retaining a plurality of seats in the Israeli Knesset, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling _______ Party suffered sharp losses in its and its key parliamentary allies’ seat totals in last Tuesday’s elections.

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Question 2.
At least 26 people were killed in the Egyptian city of Port Said over the weekend as protesters demonstrated against the ruling Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and commemorating the two year anniversary of the revolution that deposed which Egyptian despot?

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Question 3.
Former Prime Minister Milos Zeman was elected President of the Czech Republic last week, capturing 55 percent of the popular vote in the second round of the country’s presidential elections. Why was this election particularly important?

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Question 4.
The Brazilian government last week announced it would

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Question 5.

Responding to a United Nations resolution authorizing military intervention against Islamic insurgents in northern Mali, governments in the region, including Chad, Nigeria, Senegal, and Burkina Faso, have announced plans to deploy forces under the UN flag to Mali. Which country currently has the largest force deployment in Mali?
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Question 6.
British Prime Minister David Cameron delivered a much awaited speech last week, in which he promised to undertake by 2015 a referendum on British membership in the

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Question 7.
After weeks of intensification, China and ______ last week announced plans to enter negotiations to address the status of the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands.

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Question 8.
The government of _______ last week announced plans to go ahead with planned nuclear tests, prompting widespread condemnation of the move as an unnecessary provocation.

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Question 9.
After weeks of speculation, President Barack Obama last week nominated ________ to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

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Question 10.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faced intense questioning in the US Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee this week as she was challenged on her department’s handling of an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, in

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