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Current Events Quiz, October 21, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The death toll from a major earthquake in _______ last week reached nearly 200 people.

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Question 2.
Less than 24 hours after being elected to the key post, the government of Saudi Arabia formally declined the position of

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Question 3.
In a move intended to protect citizens’ data, lawmakers in _______ last week introduced a measure that would require American companies operating in the area to seek clearance before complying with data warrants issued by the US government.

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Question 4.
In an interview published last week, ______ asserted that he took no classified materials with him when he sought political asylum in Russia.

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Question 5.
The United States last week reached a deal to use an air base in _______ as a transit point to facilitate the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan.

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Question 6.
A new free trade deal between the European Union and Canada was concluded last week. The deal, valued at more than $35 billion, is one of more than 80 trade pacts being negotiated by the European Union following

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Question 7.
A fire in Brazil last week burned more than 180,000 tons of ______, pushing global prices to a one-year high.

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Question 8.
A deadly suicide bomb attack against a popular restaurant in Somalia over the weekend appeared to be targeted at

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Question 9.
A car bomb exploded outside a military intelligence building in the city of Ismailiya, _______, over the weekend, injuring six soldiers and sparking a crackdown against militants in the area.

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Question 10.
The Maldives was pushed into political uncertainty over the weekend as the presidential runoff election scheduled for Saturday was

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