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Current Events Quiz, August 24, 2015

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
As the process to select a new Secretary General to lead the United Nations begins to heat up, there are a growing number of calls to select the first ___________ to lead the organization.

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Question 2.
Thousands of migrants broke through a security cordon established to prevent them from entering the European Union through Greece. The cordon had been established along Greece’s border with

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Question 3.
The government of ___________ last week declared martial law after an attack by smugglers from neighboring Colombia resulted in both military and civilian injuries in the border state of Tachira.

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Question 4.
At least ten people were killed after Typhoon Goni dumped torrential rains in the northern part of _____________, causing massive landslides and floods.

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Question 5.
In a move designed to slow the country’s stock market slide, the government of China last week announced it would

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Question 6.
Italian authorities last week announced they had coordinated the rescue of more than 2,000 migrants off the coast of __________, a key departure point for a major migration route between Africa and Europe.

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Question 7.
Boko Haram militants in Nigeria last week ambushed a convoy in the northeastern state of Borno, killing one soldier. The convoy was carrying

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Question 8.
French investigators are interrogating Ayoyub El-Kahzzani, the suspected militant who was prevented from carrying out a terror attack on a high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris last week by

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Question 9.
Massive protests rocked Beirut, the capital of _____________, last week. Political dysfunction has left the country without a president for more than a year, and strikes have led to power outages and garbage piling up in the city.

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Question 10.
The government of North Korea threatened “total war” with South Korea after South Korea

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