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Current Events Quiz, July 13, 2015

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
After Greek voters rejected a referendum on a proposed austerity package last Sunday, the Greek government last week

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Question 2.
In testimony before the Senate’s Armed Services Committee last week, General Joseph Dunford asserted that ____________ posed an “existential threat” to the United States, commends that were quickly rejected by Secretary of State John Kerry.

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Question 3.
The stock market in _____________ continued its massive selloff last week, having lost more than one-third of its total value this year and sparking increased efforts on the part of the country’s government to shore up the stock market’s value.

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Question 4.
Despite ongoing negotiations, President Obama last week suggested that the odds of reaching a deal over __________ was less than 50:50.

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Question 5.
Pope Francis made headlines last week when he offered an apology on behalf of the Catholic Church for “grave sins” commuted by the Church. To what was Pope Francis referring?

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Question 6.
An independent auditor’s report last week accused the _____________ of being too sluggish, financially unprepared, and overly reliant on diplomacy to be effective in addressing major health crises like Ebola.

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Question 7.
Farc rebels in ____________ last week called for a one-month ceasefire in the country’s decade’s long civil war, but government officials refused to commit, stating that more needed to be done before a ceasefire could be effective.

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Question 8.
US officials claimed that Hafiz Saeed, the leader of ____________, was killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan over weekend.

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Question 9.
A massive explosion in the Egyptian capital Cairo over the weekend was likely the result of a car bomb targeting

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Question 10.

Amama Mbabazi, the former Prime Minister and candidate for the Presidency of _____________, was arrested and later released by police in the country after being accused of attempting to hold a meeting or rally without having the appropriate permits. The arrest suggest that the country’s President, Yoweri Museveni, may be resulting to increasingly authoritarian tactics in order to hold on to power ahead of elections later this year.
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