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Current Events Quiz, August 17, 2015

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
In a blow to White House hopes, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) last week announced he would vote against

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Question 2.
The decision last week by the government of China to _____________ sparked concerns in international markets about a coming trade war between China and the West.

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Question 3.
Masked gunmen killed at least 18 people in several discrete attacks in Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city last week. What is the suspected motivation for the attacks?

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Question 4.
While remaining cautiously on guard for a possible resurgence, international health experts last week celebrated a significant milestone: not a single outbreak of __________ in Africa for an entire year.

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Question 5.
The Prime Minister of __________ expressed remorse over World War II, but declined to issue an apology and said that future generations should not be "predestined to apologize" for the country's wartime actions, sparking criticism from neighboring countries.

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Question 6.

The former head of Burundi's army was shot and killed outside his home in the capital, Bujumbura, last week. The assassination sparked concerns that ethnic tensions--the same ethnic tensions at play in the Rwandan genocide--could rekindle the country's civil war. What are the two primary ethnic groups in Burundi?
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Question 7.
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde last week urged European Union officials to provide significant relief "well beyond what has been considered so far" in order to address the economic crisis in

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Question 8.
A massive industrial explosion at a chemical plant in ____________ last week killed more than 100 people and sparked evacuation orders from the region.

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Question 9.
US officials last week announced they believed ISIS forces in norther Iraq likely chemical weapons in their fight against Kurds in the region. Which chemical weapon does the United States believe ISIS used?

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Question 10.
At least 40 migrants attempting to cross the ____________ and seek asylum in the European Union died over the weekend after the boat they were on sank.

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