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Current Events Quiz, February 16, 2015

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The government of Venezuela last week was forced to devalue its currency, the bolivar, in an effort to prevent a major budget crisis fueled by

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Question 2.
Fighting intensified over the weekend in eastern Ukraine as pro-Russian separatists fought against Ukrainian government forces ahead of what event?

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Question 3.
Less than a month after the suspicious death of the country’s chief prosecutor, a new prosecutor has asked a federal judge to investigate Argentina’s President Christina Fernandez de Kircher over allegations she

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Question 4.
A court in Senegal last week ordered Hissene Habre, the former President of Chad, to stand trial for alleged war crimes, torture and crimes against humanity, committed between 1982 and 1990 while he was President. What makes the order so unusual?

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Question 5.
Arvind Kerjriwal was sworn in as Delhi’s Chief Minister after his Aam Aadmi Party trounced India’s major political parties and captured 67 of 70 seats in the state assembly. What was the central plank of Kerjriwal’s election platform?

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Question 6.
After spending more than a year in prison, an Egyptian court ordered Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed to be released on bail while awaiting trial. Who are Fahmy and Mohamed?

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Question 7.

Saudi Arabia became the latest country to close its diplomatic mission in ___________ last week, citing the risks posed by the declining security situation in the country after the Houthi rebel group seized power and ousted a US-backed regime. A United Nations envoy warned that the country stood at the crossroads between “civil war and disintegration”.
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Question 8.
Hundreds of millions of urban Chinese will migrate to spend time with families in rural areas this week to celebrate the Lunar New Year. What is new year?

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Question 9.
The US Senate last week overwhelmingly confirmed Ashton Carter to replace Chuck Hagel as

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Question 10.
German President Joachim Gauck spoke at a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of __________ over the weekend, saying the event had “burned itself into the memory” of the German people.

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