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Current Events Quiz, September 9, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Tony Abbott will be Australia’s new Prime Minister after the ruling center-left party was defeated by its rival center-right _______ party in national elections over the weekend.

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Question 2.
A day after a blackout affected 70 percent of the country and amid ongoing electricity shortages, the Venezuelan government announced it was establishing a security force to defend the country’s electrical system. What is causing the ongoing blackouts in Venezuela?

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Question 3.
Three cities made the final round of voting to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. Which of the following was NOT one of those three cities?

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Question 4.
Citing growing concerns about “current tensions in the region,” the US State Department last week ordered all non-emergency personnel to evacuate from

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Question 5.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto faces growing opposition and popular protest in the face of his efforts to

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Question 6.
After a report last week that radiation levels spiked and radioactive water continues to seep from the site, the Japanese government’s ability to manage the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear site is being called into question. What caused the leak in the first place?

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Question 7.
At least 20 people were killed when a bomb was detonated on Saturday at a popular restaurant in _____, the capital of ______.

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Question 8.
The government of Pakistan announced over the weekend it would take what step in an effort to advance the Afghan peace process?

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Question 9.
President Obama pushed for an agreement among G-20 leaders meeting in St Petersburg over the weekend on what issue?

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Question 10.
The Prime Minister of _______ over the weekend offered a robust defense of his economic program, promising that the country’s six year recession would end next year if his reforms continue.

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