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Current Events Quiz, January 5, 2015

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The Russian government sharply increased interest rates last week in an effort to stave off an impending economic crisis. What is the most important factor affecting Russia’s economy today?

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Question 2.
President Obama last week announced new sanctions against ______________ in response to the country’s alleged involvement in the hacking of Sony Pictures Studios and the release of its film, The Interview.

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Question 3.
A merchant ship left unscrewed and floating off the coast of Italy was rescued and towed to shore by the Italian Coast Guard last week. The ship presented particular concerns as it was carrying

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Question 4.
A stampede at a New Year’s Eve celebration in ______________, China, resulted in the deaths of 36 people and injuries to almost 50 as people rushed to pick up fake money thrown from the balcony of a local nightclub.

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Question 5.
After the United Nations Security Council failed to approve a resolution calling for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state last week, the Palestinian Authority announced their next step would be to

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Question 6.
A human rights group report issued last week concluded that 2014 was the deadliest year yet in the civil war in _____________, with more than 76,000 deaths last year.

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Question 7.
_______________ officially adopted the euro as its national currency last week, making it the 19th country to adopt the currency and helping it move further away from Russia’s sphere of influence.

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Question 8.
Suspected militants affiliated with Boko Haram kidnapped about 40 boys and men after a raid on a village in northern Nigeria last week. Boko Haram’s primary goal is to

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Question 9.
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff was sworn in for a second term last week. During her inaugural address, President Rousseff indicated her primary goals for the second term would be to

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Question 10.
According to the Indonesian government, a preliminary investigation suggests that _____________ was responsible for the crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 which resulted in the death of 162 people.

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