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Current Events Quiz, July 7, 2014

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
A powerful car bomb exploded outside the parliament in the Mogadishu, capital of __________, over the weekend, killing four.

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Question 2.
Deadly clashes between _________ and _________, the two largest religious groups, erupted in Myanmar last week, prompting the government to impose overnight curfews.

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Question 3.
After a ceasefire that lasted a little less than a week, separatist and government forces in the eastern part of __________ each launched offensives last week, renewing concerns over foreign involvement in the ongoing conflict in the country.

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Question 4.
Two senior military officers in _________, former General Luciano Benjamin Menendez and former Vice Commodore Luis Fernando Estrella, last week were sentenced to life in prison for the murder of former Bishop Enrique Angelelli in 1976, when the country was ruled by a military dictatorship.

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Question 5.
Concerns that terrorists in Yemen and Syria are reportedly developing new bombs that are easier to smuggle on to planes last week led US officials to

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Question 6.
In an unprecedented move, former French President _________ was detained for questioning by French authorities last week over charges of corruption and abuse of power.

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Question 7.
The Defense Department last week grounded the troubled ________ program after one of the planes caught fire while on the runway. The program, already months behind schedule and billions of dollars over budget, has suffered a number of setbacks in recent months.

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Question 8.
A German man was arrested last week by the German Federal Intelligence Service, or BND, on charges that he leaked to the United States government classified information regarding

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Question 9.
The Egyptian government last week attempted to help de-escalate violence in the West Bank, attempting mediate a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas after tensions increased following

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Question 10.
The United States was knocked out of the World Cup by ___________ in Brazil last week, after reaching the Round of 16.

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