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Current Events Quiz, June 10, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
President Barack Obama last week defended a US government program known as PRISM. What kind of program is PRISM?

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Question 2.
Ollanta Humala, the President of ______, rejected a request to pardon former President Alberto Fujimori on humanitarian grounds. Fujimori was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2009 on charges that he committed human rights violations when he

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Question 3.
The government of Brazil last week announced it would send the army in to resolve a dispute over the

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Question 4.
Nelson Mandela, the former President of ______, was admitted to hospital and treated for a lung infection last week.

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Question 5.
In their first meeting since Xi became president in March, President Barack Obama last week met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a summit in California to discuss “areas of tension” between the two countries. Which of the following was NOT one of those “areas of tension” discussed at the summit?

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Question 6.
The Cambodian Parliament last week approved a bill that would make it illegal to

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Question 7.
The United Nations last week launched the largest appeal in the organization’s history, requesting $5 billion in contributions from Member States to finance

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Question 8.
Authorities in _______ have evacuated more than 2,000 people from villages along the Danube River as the country faces massive flooding that has already killed 15.

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Question 9.
European Union officials last week called on the government of ______ to investigate the excessive use of force in quelling protests that have rocked the country for more than a week.

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Question 10.
In signs that the relations between the two countries are normalizing, the government of North Korea last week

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