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Current Events Quiz, July 22, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
More than 20 children died in the northern Indian state of Bihar last week as a result of

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Question 2.
The government of Venezuela last week announced it was ending its bid to improve relations with the United States after Samantha Powers decried a “crackdown on civil society” in Venezuela in testimony before the US Senate. Samantha Powers is President Barack Obama’s nominee for

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Question 3.
The Israeli government last week announce it would ____ as part of an agreement made with the US Secretary of State to resume peace talks?

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Question 4.
Negotiations between the three leading political parties in _____ broke down over the weekend, dealing a significant setback in the country’s efforts to reach a deal over austerity measures and secure financial support from European Union and International Monetary Fund lenders.

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Question 5.
Which well-known African leader celebrated his 95th birthday in a South African hospital last week?

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Question 6.
The government of Panama last week charged the crew of a North Korean ship with endangering public security after it was discovered that the ship was carrying ______ from Cuba to North Korea in violation of United Nations sanctions.

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Question 7.
A court in Italy convicted five people of manslaughter charges as a result of the January 2012

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Question 8.
Alexi Navalny, an opposition candidate for the mayor of ______ who was released from a Russian jail by court order last week, announced he would continue his political campaign in opposition to the poliocies of President Vladimir Putin.

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Question 9.
A bomb exploded in the Beijing International Airport over the weekend. The Chinese state news agency announced that the bomber, Ji Zhongxing, exploded the homemade device

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Question 10.
Unrest in the northern town of Kidal, ______, over the weekend resulted in at least one death as rival factions clashed ahead of planned presidential elections.

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