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Current Events Quiz, June 15, 2015

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
An unexpected rebellion by Congressional Democrats this week led to the defeat of a bill authorizing which key element of President Obama’s foreign policy agenda?

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Question 2.
The public perception of President Park Geun-hye as a strong and effective leader took a serious hit last week as the government of ____________ struggled to contain an outbreak of MERS, the Middle East respiratory syndrome.

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Question 3.
What was the outcome of negotiations between the government of Greece and the International Monetary Fund last week?

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Question 4.
A court in China sentenced Zhou Yongkang was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted by a secret trial on charges of graft. Zhou is the highest ranking official to fall in China’s anti-corruption campaign, having previously held the position of

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Question 5.
Voters in _____________ last week handed President Recep Tayyip Erogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party a stinging defeat last week, denying his party a majority in parliament and likely ending his plan to propose constitutional changes that would have expanded his power.

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Question 6.
Unesco, the world heritage body, condemned the destruction of Yemen’s historic Old City of Sanaa last week. How was the Old City destroyed?

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Question 7.
The government of Paraguay last week took what step with respect to the US corruption charges against top Fifa officials?

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Question 8.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn was found not guilty on sex-related charges by a court in France last week. Strauss-Kahn had been a presidential hopeful before charges of prostitution were levelled against him. He had previously been most well-known for his leadership of which international organization?

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Question 9.
Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya, last week urged Africa leaders to give up ____________, stating that it is not an acceptable basis for prosperity.

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Question 10.
The government of __________ last week announced it would formalize its longstanding practice of using the US dollar as its national currency and phase out the use of its local currency, which had traded at more than 35 quadrillion to 1 US dollar before the announcement.

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