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Current Events Quiz, March 24, 2014

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Brazil’s government last week announced it would send federal troops in to ________ in an effort to quell recent attacks against law enforcement officials and ensure greater stability ahead of the World Cup start in June.

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Question 2.
Thousands of opposition supporters took to the streets in the capital of ________ last week calling for a boycott of planned presidential elections next month.

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Question 3.
Chinese President Xi Jinping last week landed in the Netherlands with a 200-person strong business delegation in tow. What makes Xi’s visit significant?

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Question 4.
The first lady, Michelle Obama, is in ________ this week for a week-long visit that has generated a mixed reaction.

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Question 5.
Pope Francis last week warned _______ that they risked going to hell unless they repented and stopped their evil ways.

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Question 6.
Strikes by the __________ air force against targets in Syria last week raised concerns that the ceasefire between the two countries is in danger, complicating efforts to address the ongoing civil war within Syria.

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Question 7.
Government officials in ________ last week announced they would investigate an attempted jailbreak in which security forces shot and killed as many as 1,000 people, making it one of the bloodiest days in the country’s fight against the Islamic insurgent group Boko Haram.

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Question 8.
It was discovered last week that Iran is constructing a nearly full-scale mockup of an American Navy nuclear aircraft carrier. Intelligence officials believe Iran is constructing the model in order to

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Question 9.
Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey, last week moved to follow through on his announcement that he would seek to “eradicate _________,” blocking access to the site which had been a primary vehicle for anti-government protestors to mobilize support and coordinate their activities.

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Question 10.
Despite objections by the Ukrainian government and the imposition of sanctions by the United States and the European Union, Russia last week moved to annex Crimea after approximately _______ percent of Crimean voters approved a Russian proposal for reunification.

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