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Current Events Quiz, October 14, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
President Barack Obama last week announced he was temporarily freezing more than $200 million in military aid destined for _______ in response to the country’s recent crackdown on opposition.

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Question 2.
Two US military generals, Major General Michael Carey and Vice Admiral Tim Giardinia, were last week demoted and had their responsibilities transferred to other areas as a result of behavior unbefitting a military officer. What area of command did the two officers have?

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Question 3.
An estimated 500,000 people were evacuated over the weekend from region of southeastern India as

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Question 4.
African leaders accused the ______ of unfair treatment and demanded that sitting leaders be immune from the organization’s reach as the Presidents of Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Uganda faced investigation or charges.

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Question 5.
An American-flagged ship, the MV Teknik Perdana, was detained Venezuelan authorities after entering disputed territorial waters between Venezuela and Guyana. What was the ship doing in the area?

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Question 6.
Lawyers representing victims of the cholera epidemic in ______ launched a lawsuit against the United Nations, seeking billions in damages. Lawyers claim that UN Peacekeepers introduced the disease, which has killed more than 8,000 and sickened hundreds of thousands, to the country in 2010.

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Question 7.
The US State Department confirmed that US forces captured Latif Mehsud, a senior Pakistani Taliban commander in an operation in _______, but declined to provide any further details of the operation.

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Question 8.
In a surprising development, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to ______ last week.

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Question 9.
Less than 18 months after he was became president, Mohammed Waheed pulled out of this year’s presidential elections in ________ after securing just 5 percent of the popular vote in the first round of voting in the small island country.

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Question 10.
A new report by the NGO Human Rights Watch concluded that rebel forces in _______ killed as many as 190 civilians and seized more than 200 hostages during a military offensive in August.

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