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Current Events Quiz, October 19, 2015

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Saudi airstrikes in ____________ over the weekend appeared to have targeted the wrong side, killing at least 20 soldiers loyal to the country’s government and not the Houthi rebels that were the intended target group.

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Question 2.
A new round of violence erupted last week in the Occupied Territories, as Israeli police forces sought to disperse Palestinian protesters after which Holy Site was set on fire?

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Question 3.
A court in _____________ last week sentenced General Enitan Ransome-Kuti to six months in prison for failing to perform his duties for his defeat in a battle against the terrorist group Boko Haram in the northern part of the country.

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Question 4.
President Obama was forced to go back on a campaign promise last week, undertaking what decision with respect to the War in Afghanistan?

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Question 5.

The French government last week announced that Dominique Strauss-Kahn was the subject of a fraud inquiry centered on his leadership of the investment firm LSK. Strauss-Kahn is most well-known as the former leader of _____________ who was forced to resign after investigations suggested he sexually assaulted a hotel employee in 2011.
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Question 6.
Manuel Rosales, a leading opposition figure in ____________, was arrested last week after returning from political exile in Aruba, where he had been since 2009.

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Question 7.
The Belgian giant InBev last week agreed in principle to a $104.2 billion takeover of SABMiller, creating the world’s largest manufacturer of ___________, with control of more than 30 percent of the world’s market.

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Question 8.
The United States last week deployed 300 soldiers to _________ as part of an effort to help combat ISIS-aligned militants in the region.

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Question 9.
An historic cease-fire agreement was signed in __________ last week, leading many to hope that efforts by the country’s President, Thein Sein, will be able to bring fighting between armed ethnic groups that has plagued the country for decades, to a close.

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Question 10.
Elections in ___________ took place last weekend, with the country’s electorate divided on the question of who should establish the new government following the military’s ouster of President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.

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