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Current Events Quiz, January 6, 2014

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The Iraqi government last week reported it had lost control of ________ after intense fighting with al-Qaeda militants and local Sunni tribesmen.

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Question 2.
The Spanish government last week stepped into talks intended to resolve a standoff between the government of Panama and a Spanish construction firm over the

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Question 3.
At least 100 polling stations were burned as opposition parties in _____ called for a strike and urged supporters to boycott last Sunday’s election they described as “farcical.”

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Question 4.
A report by the United Nations last week warned that the number of internally displaced persons in ______ had doubled to almost one million in under one month.

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Question 5.
Cuban consumers reacted with sticker shock at the high prices of ________ permitted to go on sale for the first time since the 1959 revolution.

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Question 6.
The bombings in Volgorad, Russia, last week were believed to be the work of

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Question 7.
Which country joined the Eurozone on January 1, 2014?

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Question 8.
According to a report issued last week, Japanese gangs have been enlisting ________ to help clean radioactive contamination left by the Fukushima disaster.

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Question 9.
Government and rebel groups last week met for United Nations-backed peace talks intended to stem escalating violence in

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Question 10.
Majid bin Muhammad al-Majid, the leader of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, was arrested by Lebanese authorities last week on charges that his group—believed to have ties to al Qaeda—was responsible for booming the Iranian embassy in Beirut two months ago. What happened after al-Majid was detained?

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