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Current Events Quiz, December 23, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
_____’s main opposition Democratic Party last week announced it would boycott snap elections called by Prime Minister Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in an effort to resolve an ongoing political crisis that has paralyzed the country for weeks.

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Question 2.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto last week signed a law changing the country’s constitution to permit

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Question 3.
US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed his “regrets” to the Indian government after India’s deputy Consul General, Devyani Khobragade, was handcuffed and strip-searched by police in New York last week. Khobragade was detained on charges that she

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Question 4.
Violence broke out in _______, the world’s youngest country, last week after rebels took control of the southern Jonglei state and government forces struggled to reassert their control over the region.

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Question 5.
Mohamed Morsi, ______’s ousted president, was formally charged with treason and terrorism last week after the country’s military government decided to move forward with the trial that could result in Morsi’s execution.

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Question 6.
The government of Brazil last week announced it was signing a $4.5 billion contract with ________ to build 36 new fighter jets, highlighting the continuing deterioration of relations between the United States and Brazil following accusations of US spying.

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Question 7.

In an effort to improve the country’s international image ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, the president of ______ last week ordered several high-profile prisoners to be released. Among those released were billionaire Mihkhail Khodorkovsky, several members of Greenpeace, and two members of the punk-rock band Pussy Riot.
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Question 8.
The parliament of Uganda last week passed a law that imposes a penalty of life in prison for persons who

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Question 9.
Canada’s Supreme Court last week unanimously struck down all laws making _______ illegal.

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Question 10.
In a sign of growing differences between the White House and Congressional Republicans over how to address the Iranian nuclear program, President Obama last week

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