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Current Events Quiz, March 2, 2015

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Russian President Vladimir Putin took control of the investigation of the murder of Boris Nemtsov, who was shot to death by masked gunmen on a bridge near the Kremlin last week. Who was Nemtsov?

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Question 2.
Congressional leaders last week narrowly averted a partial government shutdown by providing a one-week extension to funding for the Department of Homeland Security. What issue prevented reaching a longer-term funding agreement?

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Question 3.
A federal judge last in Argentina week dismissed a controversial case against President Cristina Fernandez d Kirchner stating there was insufficient evidence for the case to proceed. The case stemmed from accusations by Alberto Nisman, who was killed last month that Fernandez had

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Question 4.
Maria del Pilar Hurtado, former head of the secret police in _____________, was last week convicted of spying on politicians, judges, and journalists when she worked for former President Alvaro Uribe.

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Question 5.
Avijit Roy, an American-Bangladeshi, was hacked to death in Bangladesh last week, sparking thousands of people to gather in mourning in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. Who was Roy?

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Question 6.
In a surprising concession last week, __________________’s President Robert Mugabe, who has led the country since independence in 1980, conceded that a controversial land reform program had failed.

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Question 7.
Negotiations aimed at improving relations between the United States and Cuba hit a roadblock last week after diplomats were unable to reach agreement on a proposal to

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Question 8.
US National Security Advisor Susan Rice last week warned that ________________ could be “destructive” to US-Israeli relations.

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Question 9.
A ceasefire in ___________ last week appeared to be holding as both sides began withdrawing heavy weapons from the front lines.

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Question 10.
Violent protests erupted in ____________ last week after demonstrators clashed with police in protests against a recently concluded agreement between the country and European Union regulators intended to stabilize the country’s ailing economy.

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