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Current Events Quiz, July 27, 2015

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
During a visit to Kenya over the weekend, the country where his father was born and where he still has close family, President Obama stressed what key message?

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Question 2.
The Turkish government announced last week it was blocking access to Twitter and other social media networks as part of a broader effort to prevent Islamization and radicalization after

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Question 3.
A court in Chile ordered seven former soldiers to stand trial for the burning of two students during a 1986 protest against

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Question 4.
Prosecutors in Thailand last week announced they had indicted 72 people on charges of

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Question 5.
Ilya Goryachev was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Russian court last week, with the judge declaring the sentence reflected the “exceptional danger of the defendant for the society.” Why was Goryachev sentenced?

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Question 6.
GlaxoSmithKline last week announced it had developed a vaccine for ___________, a mosquito-borne disease that kills an estimated 584,000 people per year.

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Question 7.
Secretary of State John Kerry last week testified before the US Senate, facing claims he had been “bamboozled” in the negotiation of what agreement?

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Question 8.
The government of ____________ last week approved a package of economic reforms mandated as a precondition for the disbursement of a $93 billion rescue package from the European Union.

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Question 9.
The government of China last week detained more than 200 _____________ on charges that they had used their positions to enrich themselves while attacking the Communist Party.

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Question 10.
President Obama last week appeared frustrated by the lack of progress in his efforts to move forward on a plan to close the controversial US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. That facility, located in _____________, is home to more than 100 high-profile detainees accused of terrorism.

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