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Current Events Quiz, April 1, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The Nobel Peace laureate ________ was hospitalized last week, suffering from difficulty breathing and sparking fears that the iconic 94 year old figure was in ill health.

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Question 2.
A court sentenced Vaselin Vlahovic, known as the Monster of Grbavica, to 45 years in prison after he was found guilty of more than 60 counts of murder, rape, and torture of civilians during the 1992-1995 siege of what former Yugoslav city?

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Question 3.
Ending speculation that he might resign, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said he would nominate a “select group” to

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Question 4.
The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo last week welcomed an announcement by the United Nations that it would

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Question 5.
In a symbolically important move, the new Chinese President Xi Jingping made the first major international trip of his presidency, visiting which countries last week?

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Question 6.
The Kenyan Supreme Court last week issued its ruling on the recent presidential election,

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Question 7.
A hunger strike by prisoners at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay prompted a visit by the International Committee of the Red Cross last week. Prisoners are engaged in a hunger strike to protest

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Question 8.
Police in Brazil last week used teargas to break up a protest in front of the new World Cup Stadium. What was the cause of the clash?

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Question 9.
Hailing the move as a “new paradigm,” the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) last week announced they were moving to establish a new international institution, with more than $4 trillion in funding, that would serve as an alternative to the

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Question 10.
A former US soldier was arrested last week on charges that he “conspired to use a weapon of mass destruction outside of the United States” after he

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