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Current Events Quiz, March 18, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Which cardinal was chosen to take leadership of the Roman Catholic Church last week, assuming the name Pope Francis?

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Question 2.
After losing last week’s presidential election in Kenya, opposition leader Raila Odinga took what unusual step?

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Question 3.
A United Nations report last week condemned the United States, arguing that what action was a violation of national sovereignty?

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Question 4.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week signed a power sharing agreement with the ______ party, clearing the way for the establishment of a new coalition government more than two months after national elections.

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Question 5.
Despite a call from the European commission for stricter regulation and a report from the regulatory agency EFSA for stricter regulations, the European Union failed to adopt recommended rules _____ in the EU.

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Question 6.
The United States last week announced it would take what step in response to increasing belligerence from North Korea in recent weeks?

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Question 7.
In a television interview during his recent visit to Israel, President Barack Obama said that U.S. intelligence believes Iran is approximately _______ away from being able to deploy a nuclear weapon.

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Question 8.
People in Cyprus reacted angrily to news that a rescue package from the European Union would require what painful step?

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Question 9.
The Chinese National People’s Congress last week approved a new cabinet, a process that formally completed the leadership transition that saw _______ take over leadership of the country from former President Wen Jiabao.

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Question 10.
Which two European countries last week were pushing to relax an EU ban on arming Syria’s rebel groups?

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