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Current Events Quiz, April 15, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Russian officials responded angrily to a U.S. move last week, describing the action by the United States as constituting a severe blow to US-Russian relations. What did the United States government do that caused the strong reaction from Russia?

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Question 2.
The International Monetary Fund last week recognized the government of ______, ending a 22 year break in official relations after the country fell into civil war and anarchy in the 1990s.

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Question 3.
Following on the heels of a vote in the French parliament last week, the South American country of ________ became the second Latin American country after Argentina to approve gay marriage. The measure, opposed by the Catholic Church, received strong approval in both houses of the legislature.

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Question 4.
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passed away last week. Which of the following is NOT associated with Thatcher’s leadership of the United Kingdom, which lasted from 1979-1990?

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Question 5.
The European Union and the International Monetary Fund last week announced they would extend the terms of loans extended to ________ and ________, granting the two countries an extra seven years to repay emergency bailout loans granted in 2010 and 2011.

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Question 6.
US Secretary of State John Kerry visited China last week. The primary purpose of his visit was to address

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Question 7.
Election campaigns wound down ahead of Sunday’s election in Venezuela. What made this electoral season in Venezuela unusual?

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Question 8.
Pop star ________ received a cold welcome from the government of Malawi last week, accusing the pop star of exaggerating her contribution to the country and demanding lavish treatment.

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Question 9.
A report by Human Rights Watch last week accused the Syrian government of

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Question 10.
The U.S. Navy last week announced it was deploying a new laser weapon prototype capable of disabling patrol boats and blinding or destroying surveillance drones near

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