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Current Events Quiz, September 16, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Negotiations between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart over the weekend resulted in an agreement to address the situation in Syria. What was the outcome of those negotiations?

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Question 2.

Fighting between government troops and Muslim rebels in the southern part region of ______ intensified over the weekend, as the government claimed the rebel Moro National Liberation Front was holding more than 100 people hostage. More than 50 people have been killed and more than 60,000 have been displaced as a result of the violence there.
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Question 3.
Clashes erupted in Mexico over the weekend as police clashed with protestors in Zocalo Square in the center of Mexico City. The protestors are

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Question 4.
Police in Chile arrested more than 250 people during protests marking the anniversary of what 1973 event?

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Question 5.
An Egyptian judge over the weekend ordered a media blackout on

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Question 6.
A court in India sentenced the four men found guilty of the gang rape and murder of student in the capital Delhi—a case which led to widespread protest across India and the development of new laws against rape—was issued last week. What was the sentence?

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Question 7.

The President of _______, Michel Djotodia, last week dissolved the Seleka Coalition, the rebel group that brought him to power in a coup six months ago. The move is intended to consolidate his shrinking power base amid warnings by the United Nations that the country is at risk of becoming a failed state.
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Question 8.
A new report issued by the United Nations last week proclaimed that the government of ______ had made outstanding strides in improving public heath, noting in particular that the child mortality rate had fallen from more than 200 per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 68 in 2013.

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Question 9.
In a surprising development in the checkered career of scandal-hit former head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn, it was reported Friday that he would be taking on the role of economic advisor to the government of

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Question 10.
In the its most concrete steps to address the growing problem of air pollution in its urban centers, the government of China last week announced it would

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