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Current Events Quiz, December 28, 2015

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Massive flooding described as the worst in more than 50 years hit large portions of South America over the weekend, forcing the evacuation of more than 150,000 people. Which of the following countries was NOT affected by the flooding?

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Question 2.
The Supreme Court of Panama ordered the arrest of former President Ricardo Martinelli over the weekend. What were the underlying charges sustaining the arrest order?

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Question 3.

The government of China expelled Ursula Gauthier, a prominent French journalist, over the weekend, asserting that her work “emboldened terrorism.” According to critics, the government’s move was part of a broader effort to intimidate the foreign press and was made after Gauthier published an article
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Question 4.
Following a visit by President Vladimir Putin to the country, the government of Russia last week announced that it had concluded a wide range of new treaties governing defense, energy, and other sectors between Russia and

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Question 5.
A massive explosion at a butane gas depot in south-eastern ____________ killed more than a dozen people on Christmas day.

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Question 6.
The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, made headlines over the weekend when he said that the terrorist group ______________ had “technically” been defeated because they could no longer launch “conventional attacks” and had been forced to relying on improvised explosive devices instead.

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Question 7.
The Iraqi government last week confirmed that it had retaken a compound in _____________, a stronghold for the Islamic State in the region.

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Question 8.
A report by the nongovernmental organization Amnesty International released last week accused _________ of committing war crimes when it began a campaign of airstrikes against rebel and terrorist targets in Syria last November.

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Question 9.
During his Christmas holiday mass this year, Pope Francis condemned

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Question 10.
At least 18 Syrian migrants drowned on Christmas Eve while trying to make the perilous sea crossing between

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