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Current Events Quiz, August 31, 2015

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
US-led operations to combat the growing influence of the Islamic State in Syria received a boost last week, then for the first time

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Question 2.
The United Nations Security Council last week warned warring sides in __________ that they could face an arms embargo and other sanctions if they fail to abide by the terms of a peace deal due to come into force over the weekend.

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Question 3.
Tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur in ______________, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, whose administration has faced a massive financial scandal.

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Question 4.
Police in the Philippines last week announced they had arrested a suspect, who they describe as a foreigner with several different passports, in connection with an explosion that killed twenty people in the capital nearly two weeks ago. What do police believe was the man’s motive?

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Question 5.
In a sign that relations between the two countries continues to deteriorate, the government of __________ last week announced it would extend a border closure imposed with Colombia and deploy additional troops along the border to monitor the situation.

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Question 6.
At least 200 people trying to migrate to ___________ died off the coast of Libya last week after a boat they were sailing in sank.

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Question 7.
Thousands of soldiers were deployed to India’s Gurjarat Province last week after an estimated 500,000 protestors took to the streets to demand the Indian government

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Question 8.
Negotiators between which two countries last week reached a new agreement that aims to end the military standoff and reduce tensions between the neighbors.

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Question 9.
As the Chinese market continued to fall last week, sparking similar selloffs around the world, what happened to the price of oil on global markets?

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Question 10.
An court in ____________ last week sentenced three al-Jazeera journalist to three years in prison for “spreading false news,” sparking global condemnations of attacks of freedom of the press in the country.

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