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Current Events Quiz, September 28, 2015

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Which auto manufacturer last week was found to have manipulated emissions testing data in both the United States and Europe, leading the Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest car company to resign?

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Question 2.
During an official state visit to the United States last week, China’s President, Xi Jinping, announced that his country would implement in 2017 a massive new plan intended to

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Question 3.
Which issue did Pope Francis NOT address in his speech to the US Congress last week?

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Question 4.
Saudi officials last week claimed that the deaths of at least 769 people caused by ______________ was “beyond human control,” despite widespread criticism from other countries in the Muslim world.

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Question 5.
In a sign that the political situation in the country is improving, the leaders of a military coup in ___________ last week handed political power back over to the country’s President, Michel Kafando.

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Question 6.
The World Health Organization last week removed __________ from a list of polio endemic countries, signaling a major milestone in the path towards total eradication of the disease worldwide and leaving just two countries—Pakistan and Afghanistan—as host countries.

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Question 7.

At least 12 people were injured during protests in the disputed region of __________ after violent protests erupted when local Muslim leaders urged followers to upload pictures of cows being slaughtered, offending local Hindus, in the politically and religiously divided region claimed by both India and Pakistan.
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Question 8.

After productive negotiations in Cuba last week, President Juan Manuel Santos and rebel leader Timochenko last week announced they were less than six months away from achieving a comprehensive peace deal that would bring the civil war in ___________, which has been the longest-running conflict in the Americas in modern history, to a close.
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Question 9.
The government of Ukraine last week announced it would _________ in response to what it describes as “Russian intervention in its domestic affairs.”

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Question 10.
Voters in ___________ head to the polls over the weekend to cast ballots that will likely determine the future status of the region, either as a part of Spain or as an independent country.

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