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Current Events Quiz, August 12, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The United States over the weekend re-opened 18 of the 19 embassies closed last week in response to an unspecified terror threat. The embassy in ______ is the only one to remain closed.

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Question 2.
Eleven bombs targeting both Sunni and Shia areas in Iraq killed more than 60 people as they celebrated the Eid al-Fitr festival marking the

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Question 3.
Greek police over the weekend were deployed following the outbreak of a riot by _____ north of Athens.

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Question 4.
Police officers and workers were being questioned over suspected acts of looting after a fire broke out at a(n) _______ in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, last week.

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Question 5.
Police were called in to quell violence after _______ and ______ protestors clashed in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo over the weekend.

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Question 6.
At least six people were killed over the weekend in the tiny island of Palue, Indonesia, as a result of a(n)

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Question 7.
In a joint statement issued by the government of ______ and the country’s main rebel group, the Farc, claimed that “unprecedented progress” had been made in developing a building agreement that could end a five-decade-old conflict that has claimed more than 600,000 lives.

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Question 8.
A report issued by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reported that the area planted to _____ in Colombia had fallen by about 25 percent since 2001 as a result of government prevention and eradication efforts.

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Question 9.
According to an article published in Science last week, researchers testing a new vaccine for _____ in the United States may have made significant progress in preventing transmission of the disease that kills an estimated 660,000 people per year around the world.

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Question 10.
The Indian military announced that it had achieved what key military technology milestone over the weekend?

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