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Current Events Quiz, March 17, 2014

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Riots erupted in _________ last week after Berkin Elvan, a boy injured when he was hit by a tear gas canister fired by police in June, died.

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Question 2.
In a sign that relations between the two countries are continuing to deteriorate, Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, Elias Jaua, accused ___________ of inciting violence in Venezuela, calling him a “murderer” last week.

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Question 3.
A French court last week sentenced Pascal Simbikangwa, former officer in the Central Intelligence Service of Rwanda, to 25 years in prison on charges that he

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Question 4.
Suspected Islamist militants from Boko Haram last week attacked army barracks in Maiduguri, a city in northern _________, resulting in several deaths and highlighting growing concerns over militarization and religious tensions in the northern part of the country.

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Question 5.
A court in Pakistan last week reduced the original 33-year sentence by 10 years for Shakil Afridi. Afridi was convicted on charges that he was helping a militant group, but is probably best known as

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Question 6.
Russia last week vetoed a draft UN Security Council resolution criticizing Sunday’s succession referendum in Ukraine. Which other Security Council member(s) voted against the draft resolution?

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Question 7.
Despite agreeing to a cease fire, Israel and militants in _________ continued to launch rocket and air strikes against one another last week, threatening to undermine all progress towards negotiating a permanent cease fire in the region.

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Question 8.
Russia’s Defense Ministry last week confirmed it had deployed more than 10,000 soldiers along the Ukrainian border, raising concerns that it may seek to expand its operations in the country beyond the currently disputed

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Question 9.
High levels of air pollution obscured views and prompted warnings from the Health Ministry cautioning people to avoid extended periods outside in _______, echoing similar warnings issued in Beijing and other Chinese cities.

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Question 10.
According to a statement issued last Friday by Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak, the government of Malaysia was suspending search operations in XXX for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 after

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