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Current Events Quiz, December 30, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Members of the punk rock group Pussy Riot responded to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to free them and several other high-profile detainees by

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Question 2.
The crisis in Syria intensified over the weekend as rebel forces accused the government of killing at least 21 civilians in

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Question 3.
Farmers and loggers set fire to houses in the Tenharim district of ________ over the weekend as tensions between developers and indigenous communities in the region increased.

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Question 4.
Clashes between police and supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt intensified over the weekend as Morsi’s supporters set fire to _______, killing at least one bystander.

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Question 5.
The government of _______ on Friday released four American military personnel who had been held for more than four hours. The four were reviewing evacuation routes for US diplomats and embassy personnel as part of an effort to step up embassy security abroad following last year’s Benghazi attacks.

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Question 6.

In a sign that diplomatic relations between the two countries continues to deteriorate, the Indian government last week announced it would ________. The move comes just over a week after India’s Deputy Consul General, Devyani Khobragade, was detained and strip searched on charges that she underpaid her maid.
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Question 7.
Despite popular protest, a deal to move a US Marine base in _______ was approved by local officials last week.

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Question 8.
General Mikhail Kalashnikov died at the age of 94 last week. General Kalashnikov most well-known as the

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Question 9.
President Obama last week sent a letter to Congress declaring that “further action to support the security of US citizens, personnel, and property, including our embassy” is possible in _______ as violence between government and rebel forces in the region intensified last week.

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Question 10.
A decision by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to _______ last week highlighted growing tensions between China and Japan and spurred the United States government to issue a statement urging restraint on both sides.

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