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Current Events Quiz,February 25, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
French actor Gerard Depardieu was registered as a Russian resident last week, having sought Russian citizenship in an effort to

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Question 2.
The government of Iran last week claimed that it had _______, casting doubt on the success of a new round of talks between Iran, the United States, and other key parties scheduled to begin on Tuesday.

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Question 3.
Germany’s development minister, Dirk Niebel, last week sparked controversy when he suggested that

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Question 4.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned home last week, after spending several months in Cuba receiving treatment for

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Question 5.
President Barack Obama last week announced a new US military drone base would be opened in ______, signaling the African continent’s growing importance in US antiterrorism efforts.

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Question 6.
At least four people died in Bangladesh last week after police clashed with Islamist protestors who took to the streets to demonstrate against

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Question 7.

Italy’s campaign season came to an end on Sunday, as voters went to the polls to cast their ballot. The election pits the country’s largest and most powerful political parties against one another. But projections that the Five Star Movement (M5S) may perform well in the balloting surprised political observers. Why?
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Question 8.
Two bicycle bombs exploded, killing at least 11 people and wounding more than 50 in a busy shopping district in the southern Indian city of _____ last week.

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Question 9.
According to a report issued by the US government last week, a growing body of evidence suggests that the overwhelming percentage of cyber-attacks on American companies and government agencies are the result of covert efforts by the government of

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Question 10.
Following the conclusion of last week’s G-20 meeting in Moscow, Member States issued a communiqué in which they promised to

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