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Current Events Quiz, June 30, 2014

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
In a meeting with the leaders of India and Burma over the weekend, the President of _________ sought to downplay concerns over the country’s increasing military spending, asserting that his country would never impose its will on other nations no matter how strong it becomes.

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Question 2.
In a surprising concession at the Mozambique Conference on the Ottawa Convention, the United States last week said it would

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Question 3.
Amado Boudou, Vice President of _________, was last week charged with corrupting after he was accused of using his influence to ensure a contract to print the country’s currency was issued to a company he controlled.

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Question 4.
The government of __________ declined to hear an appeal in the conviction of three foreign journalists on charges that they supported terrorism. Despite claims they were merely covering the country’s rapidly changing political environment, the journalists each face sentences of 7-10 years.

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Question 5.
Secretary of State John Kerry last week met with Massoud Barzani, President of _________, in an effort to convince him to remain part of Iraq and not to boycott efforts to establish a new government in the country.

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Question 6.

The UN’s International Telecommunication Union last week issued a report that found __________ is the world’s most disconnected country, calling it the “North Korea of Africa” and observing that just one percent of country’s citizens have access to the internet, and less than 6 percent have access to either landlines or cellphones.
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Question 7.
The government of Ukraine last week signed a new trade deal with________, provoking Moscow to issue a statement asserting the agreement would have “serious consequences.”

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Question 8.
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, which pit the Triple Alliance of _______ against the Triple Entente of ________.

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Question 9.
Despite strong opposition from the United Kingdom, the European Union will likely approve Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Junker as _________ at its upcoming summit this week, less than a week after Junker was nominated by the European Commission in an usual non-unanimous vote.

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Question 10.
Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who had been arrested and faced the death penalty in Sudan on charges that she _______ last week sought refuge in the US Embassy in Khartoum.

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