MCJ 176: Current Events (1)

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  1. The president of Russia is:
    Vladimir Putin
  2. The Winter Olympics will be held in this city and country:
    Sochi, Russia
  3. A new study has linked this once widely used pesticide to Alzheimer's disease. Name the pesticide.
    DDT Pesticide
  4. How many American soldiers were killed during the Iraq War?
  5. The U.S. Secretary of Defense is:
    Chuck Hagel
  6. The president of Syria is:
    Bashar al-Assad
  7. What is the name of the group that has waged an insurgency in Uganda for the last 20 years?
    Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group
  8. The U.S. Secretary of State is:
    John Kerry
  9. This folksinger, writer f the anti-war anthem "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," has died at the age of 94. Name him.
    Pete Seeger
  10. New York Times' reporter Austin Ramzy faces expulsion from this country. Name the country and why Ramzy is in trouble.
    Austin Ramzy was forced to leave China on Thursday after Beijing refused to grant him a journalist work visa.
  11. The Jade Rabbit Moon rover is in trouble after experiencing a "mechanical control abnormality" on the moon. Which country owns the moon rover?
  12. Talks are underway in Geneva, Switzerland, to end a bloody civil war in this country:
  13. Name the Secretary General of the United Nations and the country where he is from.
    • Ban Ki-moon
    • Eumseong County, South Korea
  14. Protesters in this country, formerly part of the Soviet Union, have staged widespread riots that led to the resignation of its prime minister. Name the country.
  15. How many American soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan?
  16. Name the seven continents in order of land area, largest to smallest.
    (1) Asia

    (2) Africa

    (3) North America

    (4) South America

    (5) Antarctica

    (6) Europe

    (7) Australia/Oceania
  17. Name the seven continents in order of population, largest to smallest.
    (1) Asia

    (2) Africa

    (3) Europe

    (4) North America

    (5) South America

    (6) Australia/Oceania

    (7) Antarctica
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MCJ 176: Current Events (1)
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MCJ 176 Current Events
MCJ 176: Current Events (1)
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