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Current Events Quiz, March 30, 2015

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Voters in ____________, Africa’s most populous country, took to the polls over the weekend to cast ballots in a presidential election that has been tightly contested between incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and challenger Muhammadu Buhari.

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Question 2.
Officials in Singapore cautioned people against joining massive lines to pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew. Lee, who died last week and is scheduled to be buried on Sunday, was most well-known as

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Question 3.
A report issued by Amnesty International last week condemned what as a war crime, concluding that the attackers displayed a “flagrant disregard” for the lives of civilians during the 50-day war?

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Question 4.

Speaking after a meeting with the country’s President Raul Castro and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez last week, the High Representative of the European Union, Federica Mogherini, concluded that a new agreement improving relations between the EU and ___________ could be concluded by the end of this year.
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Question 5.
What, according to investigators, brought down Germanwings Flight 9525 over the Alps during a routine flight between Barcelona and Dusseldorf last week?

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Question 6.
After being forced to flee the country amid ongoing attacks by Houti rebels, Yemen’s President, Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, accused Iran of supporting rebel forces and described the conflict as a proxy war between

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Question 7.
______________ last week launched attacks as part of Operation “Decisive Storm” intended to dislodge Houti rebel forces in Yemen.

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Question 8.
The conviction of American Amanda Knox and Italian Raffaele Sollecito was overturned last week by the Italian High Court last week, ending an 8-year legal struggle after Knox and Sollecito were accused of

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Question 9.
Islamic rebel forces in northwestern Syria captured ____________ last week, making the city the second provincial capital to fall to rebel forces and suggesting SISI forces are gaining ground in their fight against the Syrian government.

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Question 10.
At least two people were killed and thousands have been displaced amid massive flooding in ____________ last week as the country’s government struggles to deal with massive wildfires, an ongoing drought, and now massive flooding in the country’s Atacama desert region.

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