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Current Events Quiz, July 1, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
President Barack Obama is on a tour of Africa this week. Which of the following countries was NOT on his schedule?

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Question 2.
In a surprising development following days of protests across Brazil, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor, Eduardo Paes, said Brazil “lost a great opportunity” when it

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Question 3.
The United States warned travelers against visiting _____ last week after fresh clashes broke out between protesters and supporters of embattled President Mohammed Morsi.

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Question 4.
Eight Thai soldiers were killed in a roadside explosion in southern Thailand last week. The attack was the deadliest in several years and was believed to be the responsibility of southern militants demanding

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Question 5.
The government of Bangladesh described as “harsh” and “disappointing” a decision by the U.S. government to

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Question 6.
According to official Chinese media reports, riots erupted in Xinjiang province last week, as protesters attacked police stations and set fires to police cars. At least 35 people were killed in the protests led by Uighurs. Who are the Uighurs?

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Question 7.
The European Union has agreed to open accession talks with _______, whose proposed membership has long been delayed as a result of disputes over the status of the breakaway region of Kosovo.

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Question 8.
A US military court overturned the conviction of Marine Sargent Lawrence Hutchins last week after it was discovered that he was improperly held in solitary confinement for seven days without access to his attorney. Hutchins was sentenced to 11 years after having been found guilty of

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Question 9.
Qatar’s leader, the Emir Sheikh Tamim, unveiled his new cabinet last week, reshuffling several key members of his ruling coalition. Qatar’s politics are unique because Qatar

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Question 10.
A German court last week blocked a request by Bild, a German newspaper, to require the full release of Adolf Eichmann’s personal files. Eichmann was most well-known as the

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