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Current Events Quiz, June 29, 2015

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.

The government of ______________ over the weekend deployed additional security forces to major tourist destinations and indicated it would close several mosques believed to be associated with a terrorist attack at a popular beach resort that resulted in the deaths of at least 35 foreign nationals last week.
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Question 2.
A massive heat wave last week rocked _______________, causing an estimated 1,200 deaths due to exposure.

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Question 3.
How did European Union negotiators respond over the weekend to a request by the Greek government to extend debt repayment deadlines so that the country could hold a national referendum on proposed austerity measures?

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Question 4.
The United States became the 21st country in the world to permit same-sex marriage when the Supreme Court ruled restrictions in its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. Which of the following countries does NOT permit same-sex marriage?

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Question 5.
What did the report issued by the United Nations’ Human Rights Council last week conclude about the commission of war crimes in the summer 2014 conflict between Israel and Palestinian forces in Gaza?

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Question 6.
Legislators in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, last week approved legislation that would

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Question 7.
Islamic State militants were reportedly driven out of the Syrian border town of Kobane after massacring more than 200 civilians over the weekend. Who was responsible for driving ISIS militants from Kobane?

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Question 8.

An internal constitutional crisis emerged in South Africa last week, after the a judge accused the government of ignoring the constitution and pushing the country towards democratic collapse, while the government asserted it had done nothing wrong in its decision to ignore the court’s decision. What sparked the ongoing constitutional crisis in South Africa?
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Question 9.
A court in the northern town of Kano in ____________ last week sentenced nine people to death for insulting the Prophet Muhammad, highlighting a key division between Islamic and secular courts in the country sharply divided along religious lines.

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Question 10.
At least 27 people were killed and more than 200 were injured last week when a suicide bomber detonated a bomb outside a holy site in Kuwait. What was the site of the attack.

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