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Current Events Quiz, December 2, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The government of Colombia last week recalled its envoy to Nicaragua to protest

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Question 2.
Merrill Newman, a US citizen held for more than three months in _______, last week issued a “confession” justifying his detention in the country. The statement was dismissed by US authorities, who continue to demand his release, as coerced.

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Question 3.
The Tuareg separatist group in Mali issued a statement over the weekend ending a ceasefire with government forces, one day after clashes between troops and protestors erupted in the country. The Tuareg are

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Question 4.
A massive fire last week destroyed a landmark building designed by famed modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer in _________, Brazil.

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Question 5.
The United States government last week offered to assist the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in the destruction of chemical weapons belonging to the government of

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Question 6.
Several religious groups in the Dominican Republic protested the appointment of US Ambassador James Brewster to the country last week, citing concerns that Brewster

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Question 7.
Pro-European Union protesters were violently dispersed by police in _______ over the weekend after the country’s president, Viktor Yanukovych, rejected a proposed free trade deal with the EU.

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Question 8.
Eight people were killed over the weekend when a police helicopter crashed into a pub in the Scottish city of

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Question 9.
United Nations nuclear inspectors were granted access to Iranian nuclear facilities last week, days after a new agreement on Iran’s nuclear program was struck in Geneva. Which UN organization is responsible for the day-to-day monitoring Iran’s nuclear program?

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Question 10.
The Obama administration issued a statement urging American commercial airlines to comply with new China’s new air defense zone hours after the Chinese government scrambled fighter jets to patrol a new area located in

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