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Current Events Quiz, September 2, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The Colombian government deployed troops to the country’s capital, Bogota, in an effort to quell protests by thousands demanding

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Question 2.
Mexico announced it had exported its first shipment of ______ to China last week. The Mexican government is hoping that China will become the second largest export market behind the United States.

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Question 3.
The M23 rebel group in _______ last week announced its forces would “withdraw” three miles from the front line following days of clashes with United Nations-backed forces in the eastern part of the country.

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Question 4.
In a sign that recent efforts to improve relations between North Korea and the West might be beginning to stall, the government of North Korea last week cancelled a planned US envoy’s visit. The envoy was supposed to

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Question 5.
United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay last week issued a statement sharply critical fo the government of ______, asserting that the country has increasingly slipped towards authoritarianism since the civil war ended four years ago.

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Question 6.
British Prime Minister David Cameron last week recalled the British Parliament to discuss the crisis in

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Question 7.
While most observers now acknowledge that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its own population last week, which two governments remain Syria’s most important allies, potentially blocking any United Nations actions against it?

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Question 8.
A teenage boy in India was last week sentenced to three years in prison for his involvement in

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Question 9.
Pope Francis last week named Archbishop Pietro Parolin as the Vatican’s Secretary of State. Why is the appointment significant?

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Question 10.
According to a report by Chinese state media, at least fifteen people were killed in the city of Shanghai last week by

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