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Current Events Quiz, May 12, 2014

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The government of ________ last week rejected a proposed referendum on whether to open the Yasuni National Park in the Amazon to oil exploration.

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Question 2.

After sharp disputes between President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and the Roman Catholic Church in ________, Roman Catholic bishops released a statement saying the country was “sick with violence” and that corruption is a cancer “causing injustice and death.” President Fernandez de Kirchner condemned the statement as a “deliberate attempt” to blame the government for problems in the country.
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Question 3.
Alibaba, a Chinese company often compared to ________, last week filed plans for a $1 billion public offering. If successful, the company could be valued at more than $200 billion—more than nearly any other tech firm.

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Question 4.
A court in _______ last week ruled that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had abused her power and ordered her removed from the office last week.

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Question 5.
The Chinese government last week demanded that Vietnam withdraw ships located near a Chinese drilling rig in the ________, signaling an intensification of the standoff between the two countries in the region.

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Question 6.
Separatists in Konetsk and Luhansk, towns in the eastern part of ________, last week moved forward with a proposed ballot measure to declare their independence, effectively clearing the way to unification with Russia and provoking a sharp response from Germany and France.

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Question 7.
The US government last week promised millions of dollars in aid and imposition of new travel restrictions and asset freezes against high-ranking officials in the regime of President Bashir Al-Assad in

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Question 8.
National elections in South Africa last week saw the ruling _________ party draw a substantial 62 percent of the vote, effectively clearing the way for the party to continue its ongoing rule of the country.

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Question 9.
President Obama last week offered US assistance to Nigeria’s efforts to address the terrorist organization Boko Haram’s latest initiative, the

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Question 10.
The World Health Organization last week moved to impose travel restrictions on Pakistan, fearing that an outbreak of a nearly eradiated disease, _________, would spread to other countries.

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