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Current Events Quiz, December 16, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
A decision by the Supreme Court of India last week restored an 1861 law that ________, sparking popular protest across the country.

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Question 2.
Germany’s _______ Party last week overwhelmingly voted to approve a new coalition agreement with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling Christian Democrats, giving the coalition nearly 80 percent of the seats in the German Reichstag (parliament).

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Question 3.
The Ukrainian President fired Kiev’s mayor on charges that he was supporting protestors in the city. What are the protester demanding?

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Question 4.
The government of China last week announced it had successfully

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Question 5.
Two United Nations peacekeepers were killed when a carbomb exploded in the town of Kidal in _______ last week.

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Question 6.
President Obama last week came under criticism for _______ at the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

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Question 7.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Bogota, Colombia, last week to protest against the dismissal of Mayor Gustavo Petro by the national government. Petro had been sacked by the national government and prohibited from holding public office for 15 years on charges that he

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Question 8.
According to a statement by the White House issued last week, Robert Levinson was not a government employee, despite claims by

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Question 9.
North Korea last week executed Jang Song-Thaek on charges that he was a traitor who attempted to overthrow the government of Kim Jong Un. Who was Jang Song-Thaek?

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Question 10.
It was revealed last week that British and American spies had infiltrated ______, fearing that militants could use the platform(s) to communicate, covertly move money, and plot attacks.

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