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Current Events Quiz, March 25, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The French government last week confirmed that Abou Zied, a senior figure in ______ had been killed in fighting in Mali.

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Question 2.

The government of ________ over the weekend announced that “significant progress” had been made in talks with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund after a proposed rescue package that involved a 6-10 percent surcharge on all deposits in the country was defeated in parliament following strong popular outcry.
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Question 3.
Which of the following countries/regions was NOT visited by President Barack Obama during his visit to the Middle East last week?

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Question 4.

A group of indigenous protestors last week were forcefully evicted by authorities in ______ from a building they had occupied for six years in Rio de Janeiro. The building they were occupying had formerly been a museum of indigenous history, but Brazil wants to turn it into a sporting museum ahead of hosting next year’s World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.
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Question 5.
General Bosco Ntaganda last week surrendered to stand trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. The ICC has charged Ntaganda with ten counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his involvement in the

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Question 6.
______, the Nigerian poet and novelist most well-known for his classic book Things Fall Apart which depicting the tension between traditional society and colonial culture in the late nineteenth century, died last week. He was 82.

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Question 7.
The government of Burma over the weekend imposed a state of emergency in response to escalating violence between which two groups in the town of Meiktila, located south of Mandalay?

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Question 8.
The government of North Korea issued a new propaganda video, featuring amateurish graphics and an image of what famous landmark being destroyed by a nuclear attack?

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Question 9.
Last week marked the tenth anniversary of what event, prompting numerous reflections on the event’s lead-up and aftermath?

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Question 10.
A cyberattack that paralyzed South Korean computer networks last week is believed to have originated in

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