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Current Events Quiz, September 21, 2015

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
What decision did the US Federal Reserve make last week with respect to the US economy?

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Question 2.
At least 17,000 migrants were stranded in ___________ last week, after the government of Hungary ordered its border with the country closed.

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Question 3.
The Japanese parliament last week passed a bill overturning legislation in place since the end of World War II. What did the new law do?

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Question 4.
Pope Francis was greeted by thousands of revelers during the beginning of his six-day visit to the island nation of ___________ this week.

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Question 5.
Dispute differing strongly over the legitimacy of the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad, the United States and Russia began discussion of developing a coordinated strategy to address the growing threat of ISIS in ___________ over the weekend.

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Question 6.
Ahead of a planned visit by President Barak Obama to China later this year, the United States and China are negotiating an arms control agreement to control the deployment of weapons in ____________, the first agreement of its kind.

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Question 7.
A military coup in ___________ last week destabilized the country’s gradual transition to democracy, threatening a key staging post for Western anti-terror operation in the region of East Africa.

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Question 8.
A massive 8.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of __________ last week displaced at least one million people in the country and triggered tsunami warnings across the Pacific Rim.

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Question 9.
A leak by the national police chief in Thailand suggested that agents associated with ____________ may have been responsible for the terror attack on a shrine in Bangkok last month.

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Question 10.
The government of __________ last week announced a series of budget cuts and tax hikes in response to a decision by Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the country’s sovereign debt to junk status.

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