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Current Events Quiz, May 13, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Pawan Kumar Bansal, Minister of Railways, and Ashwani Kumar, Minister of Law, resigned amid accusations of corruption last week, throwing India’s ruling _______ Party into turmoil and sparking calls for the resignation of India’s Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh.

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Question 2.
A woman named Reshma was pulled alive from the ruble of a textile factory that collapsed more than two weeks ago, killing more than 1,000 people, mostly women, in

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Question 3.
A court in Guatemala last week sentenced former military leader Efrain Rios Montt to eighty years in jail on charges that he

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Question 4.
Pakistanis headed to the polls over the weekend to participate in national elections to select a new president. This election marks an important milestone for Pakistan because it

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Question 5.
Throwing doubt on to the ongoing civil war in Syria, rebel forces operating in the country last week were accused of engaging in what activities previously thought to have been conducted only by the forces of the Syrian government?

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Question 6.
Congressional Republicans last week called for a new round of hearings on last year’s terror attacks in _______, prompting Congressional Democrats to accuse Republicans of playing politics and attempting to undermine any potential presidential campaign by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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Question 7.
At least 18 people were killed and more than 20 were wounded in when a car bomb exploded in Reyhanli, ________, over the weekend. The city’s proximity to the Syrian border prompted concerns that the attack may be connected to the ongoing civil war in that country.

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Question 8.
Former Iranian President Ali Rafsanjani last week officially registered to stand for the country’s presidency in June elections. Rafsanjani’s candidacy is interesting because

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Question 9.
The G-7 group of industrialized nations, last week agreed that collective measures were necessary to address the challenge of

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Question 10.
It was reported last week that the world crossed what important measure?

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