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Current Events Quiz, May 18, 2015

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The government of _____________ over the weekend claimed to have defeated an attempted coup, arresting three military leaders accused of attempting to oust President Nkurunziza, who had previously announced he would stand for re-election despite being termed out of office.

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Question 2.
A US helicopter that had crashed in Nepal was found over the weekend, and the bodies of six Marines have been recovered. What were the soldiers doing in Nepal?

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Question 3.
Anata Bijoy Das, a blogger in Bangladesh, was attacked and killed by a machete-wielding assailant in Bangladesh last week, making Das the third Bangladeshi blogger killed this year. Why were the three bloggers murdered?

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Question 4.
The United States announced over the weekend that a special operations mission in Syria had resulted in the death of Abu Sayyaf. Who was Sayyaf?

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Question 5.
In a sign of improving relations between the two countries, Pope Francis last week announced the Vatican would formally recognize

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Question 6.
During a press conference while visiting China, Secretary of State John Kerry expressed “concern” at the pace and scope of China’s

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Question 7.
Khalid Al-Fawwaz, a former top aide to Osama Bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison last week for his involvement in

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Question 8.
Inspectors in _____________ found traces of banned chemical weapons supposedly turned over to international inspectors last year, putting pressure on President Obama to follow through on a “redline” previously expressed to prevent the country’s government from deploying chemical weapons.

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Question 9.
Despite widespread criticism from environmentalists, the US government last week announced it would permit Shell to drill for oil in

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Question 10.
Last week the US Senate reversed course and granted President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate

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