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Current Events Quiz, April 13, 2015

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
According to a report by the Los Angeles Times this week, the Pentagon has spent more than $10 billion in an unsuccessful attempt to develop

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Question 2.
South African police have arrested 17 people in the port city of Durban in response to

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Question 3.
Less than two weeks after Muhammadu Buhari won the presidency of Nigeria in the first democratic transition between presidents in the country’s history,

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Question 4.
At least 20 laborers accused of working on an army-backed dam construction site in the southwestern province of Balochistan in ____________ were killed in an attack by masked gunmen believed to support a separatist cause in the region.

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Question 5.
Thein Sein, President of _____________, met with opposition leader and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, to discuss upcoming elections.

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Question 6.
Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi was in France over the weekend where he announced a new deal between the government of India and France. What does the new deal do?

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Question 7.
President Obama attended the Summit of the Americas in Panama City over the weekend. What made the talks historic?

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Question 8.
The French government last week announced it was still hopeful that the Vatican would accept appointment of senior diplomat Laurent Stefanini to the post of Ambassador to the Vatican, although Vatican officials have not announced a formal decision. What makes Stefanini’s appointment controversial?

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Question 9.
The humanities organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) last week announced it would dramatically expand which of its operations?

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Question 10.
Authorities in ___________ last week upheld the death sentence of Mohammed Badie and 13 others accused of plotting attacks against the state. Badie’s defenders maintain the charges are a politically-motivated effort to weaken the Muslim Brotherhood, the lead opposition group which is led by Badie.

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