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Current Events Quiz,February 18, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The government of Russia announced that more than 9,000 workers will be deployed to assist the estimated 1,200 people who were injured and the 50 acres of territory that were damaged as a result of Friday’s

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Question 2.
At its meeting in Moscow last week the G-20 issued a final communique committing itself to

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Question 3.
European regulators are under fire after it was revealed last week that

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Question 4.
General Ali Aouni, who served as Iraq’s _______, was killed in a suicide attack last week, making Aouni the highest ranking Iraqi military official killed this year.

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Question 5.
Kenya’s High Court declined to hear charges against the country’s deputy Prime Minister, Uhuru Kenyatta, clearing the way for him to stand in next month’s national elections. The charges against Kenyatta stemmed from accusations that he

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Question 6.
Pope Benedict XVI announced his intention to resign last week, paving the way for the selection of a new pope. Why was Benedict’s resignation so unusual?

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Question 7.
The government of ________ last week confirmed that it had conducted a third nuclear test, a move most international observers view as a violation of UN Security Council resolutions.

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Question 8.
Senate Republicans last week blocked a confirmation vote for President Barack Obama’s nomination for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel. Why was the Republican’s move unusual?

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Question 9.
South African Oscar Pistorius was charged last week with murder after being accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius is most well known as

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Question 10.
The government of ______ last week sent in military reinforcements to crack down on a wave of violence in the southern state of Santa Catarina, southwest of Rio de Janeiro.

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