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Current Events Quiz,March 4, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier returned to Haiti last week after spending twenty-five years in France after being deposed from his fifteen year rule as president of the country in 1986. Why did he return to Haiti?

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Question 2.
In a worldwide competition hosted by the Urban Land Institute and sponsored by the Wall Street Journal and Citi Group, _______ beat out New York and Tel Aviv to be named the world’s most innovative city.

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Question 3.
The United States last week pledged $60 million to Syrian rebels to assist their ongoing fight against the government. The announcement was criticized in some circles because

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Question 4.

The North Korean ambassador to the United Nations last week issued a provocative statement declaring the United States was attempting to provoke a crisis on the Korean peninsula in order to reach the “final destruction” of Korea. The statement was delivered at the culmination of a meeting of the _____ in Geneva.
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Question 5.
After a prolonged confirmation struggle in the U.S. Senate, Chuck Hagel was confirmed as Secretary of Defense last week. What was unusual about his confirmation vote?

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Question 6.
Top officials in the _______ Church are meeting in Rome this week, participating in a conclave to elect a new pope.

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Question 7.
Nato officials in _____ last week issued a formal apology for the deaths of two boys who were killed when a helicopter fired on them, mistaking them for insurgents.

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Question 8.
International observers are watching the election in _______ closely hoping to avoid a repeat of the outbreak of ethnic violence that rocked the country following national elections in 2007. Both front-runners, Raila Odinda and Uhuru Kenyatta, have urged their supporters to refrain from violence.

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Question 9.
At least forty people have been killed in Bangladesh since last week, as rioters clash with police across the country. What is driving recent protests in Bangladesh?

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Question 10.
International observers were watching Italian election outcomes last week, and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has urged political leaders to exercise “realism” and “a sense of responsibility” following the announcement that

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