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Current Events Quiz, March 3, 2014

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
More than 200 migrants attempted to break through a border fence between ________ and the Spanish enclave of Melilla in an effort to seek entry into the European Union.

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Question 2.

Gustavo Gallon, the United Nations’ top human rights officer in ________, last week broke ranks with the UN, arguing that the organization should provide “full compensation” to victims of a cholera epidemic resulting that has affected more than 8,300 people since 2010. The outbreak was believed to result from leaks in sewage pipes at a base constructed for UN peacekeepers.
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Question 3.
A deadly bomb attack in Pakistan last week killed at least 11 people. The attack was directed against a team of relief workers in Pakistan in order to

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Question 4.
The entire premier and government of _________ abruptly resigned en masse last week, a move many believe intended to clear the way for Field Marshal Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi, the country’s former defense minister, to become the next leader of the country.

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Question 5.
Protests in ________ intensified last week, as President Nicolas Maduro failed to gather public support for his program to end anti-government protests that have resulted in more than 13 deaths.

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Question 6.
The Defense Department last week proposed sharp reductions in spending levels in order to meet the planned 2015 budget caps. Which of the following is NOT part of the proposed cuts to US defense spending?

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Question 7.
The government of North Korea last week came under fire after it

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Question 8.
The World Bank last week postponed disbursement of a $90 million loan to the Ugandan government, citing concerns over the country’s

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Question 9.
The British government came under fire last week after it was revealed that GCHQ—the United Kingdom’s primary spy agency—had

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Question 10.
President Barack Obama over the weekend issued a statement warning Russian President Vladimir Putin that “there will be costs” if Russia moved forward with plans to

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