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Current Events Quiz, January 27, 2014

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
At least four personnel from the _________ Embassy in Tripoli, the capital of Libya, were kidnapped over the weekend.

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Question 2.
A five-member Privacy and Civil Liberties Overnight Board last week issued a paper declaring that the National Security Agency’s telephone wiretapping program was

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Question 3.
Jamaica’s Olympic bobsled team will be able to compete in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi this year after they secured enough funds to participate

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Question 4.
Texas authorities were condemned by the Mexican government and by Secretary of State John Kerry after they executed a Mexican national

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Question 5.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe garnered significant attention when he compared the relationship between China and Japan to the _______ during his keynote address to the World Economic Forum last week in Davos, Switzerland.

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Question 6.
A cease-fire between government and rebel forces in ________ was signed last week, facilitating hopes that the conflict which has resulted in thousands of deaths and more than 500,000 displaced persons since last month might soon end.

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Question 7.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew last week warned Congress that

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Question 8.
According to a speech delivered by Coca-Cola’s Jeff Seabright at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, _______ is the most significant threat to both Coca-Cola and the global economy.

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Question 9.
After weeks of clashes between President Viktor Yanukovych and protestors demanding closer ties with the European Union, President Yanukovych made what concessionary move over the weekend?

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Question 10.
The third anniversary of the 2011 ______, a seminal event in the Arab Spring, was marked on Saturday by clashes between protestors and security forces and a series of explosions across the country’s capital.

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