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Current Events Quiz, October 26, 2015

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
What was the outcome of last week’s parliamentary elections in Canada?

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Question 2.
After more than a week of national protests by university students across the country, President Jacob Zuma of ____________ last week agreed to freeze tuition and fees across the country.

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Question 3.
The United Nations last week warned that a two-year old civil war in _____________ threatens to spark a humanitarian crisis, with up to 4 million people facing severe hunger and 30,000 on the brink of death due to starvation.

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Question 4.
Ahmed Adeeb, the Vice President of the small island state of Maldives, was detained over the weekend on charges

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Question 5.
Hurricane Patricia hit Mexico over the weekend, weakening to a tropical storm and causing widespread flooding and millions of dollars of damage. What made Hurricane Patricia so newsworthy?

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Question 6.
Dozens of same-sex relationships were recognized last week in ________, as the South American country’s new civil partnerships law came in to force, permitting unmarried couples to co-own property and make medical decisions for one another.

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Question 7.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was called before a Republican-led House committee for a marathon 11 hour session, which many Democrats claimed was a political witch-hunt intended to damage Clinton’s White House prospects. What issue was the committee officially investigating?

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Question 8.
An American Special Forces soldier was killed in _________ last week during a mission to free prisoners held by the Islamic State in the country.

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Question 9.
Despite being widely condemned by Western political leaders, Robert Mugabe, the president of ___________, was last week awarded the Confucius Peace Prize, the Chinese government’s equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Question 10.
Anibal Cavaco Silva, the President of __________, last week denied a leftist coalition the right to form a government despite the fact that the coalition had secured an absolute majority of seats in the national parliament, sparking a constitutional crisis in the country.

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