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Current Events Quiz, April 28, 2014

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The Pentagon last week ordered 20 staff stationed in _________ to leave the country after the country’s President, Rafael Correa, ordered the personnel to leave by the end of the month.

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Question 2.
Electoral officials in ________ last week announced a runoff election would be scheduled after neither of the two leading candidates for the country’s presidency, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, were able to secure an outright majority.

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Question 3.

Four politicians accused of participating in a plot to overthrow the government of ______ were freed after the government dropped the case. Nevertheless, international observers fear that the country is on the brink of a full-scale civil war, after clashes between government and rebel forces intensified last week.
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Question 4.
A proposed reform to US food aid introduced in the US Congress last week would require that

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Question 5.
While visiting Japan last week, President Barack Obama sparked controversy when he initially

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Question 6.
At least thirty people were killed when a bomb exploded at a political rally being held by a Shiite militant group in _______. A Sunni group claimed responsibility for the attack, suggesting that sectarian violence in the country is increasing.

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Question 7.
Although global piracy has slowed in recent years, an oil tanker travelling in the _________ was seized last week, resulting in three crew members being taken hostage and millions gallons of fuel being stolen.

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Question 8.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad last week announced that his government would meet this week’s deadline to

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Question 9.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands last week announced it would seek to push the world’s nine nuclear states towards nuclear disarmament by

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Question 10.
The Russian government last week announced it was taking what steps in response to the United States’ decision to expand sanctions on Russia over its intervention in Ukraine?

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