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World News Quiz

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Americans are often chastised for knowing little to nothing about world affairs. Time to prove that you can do more than pick out your country on a blank map. Step right up and take HuffPost's brand new World News Quiz. Show us your global-news prowess, compete with your friends and come back every Monday for a new edition.

1) Israeli soldiers are facing accusations of committing what during their 22 day offensive in Gaza? *
arson
looting
war crimes
all of the above
2) The International Criminal Court in The Hague began its first trial since opening six years ago. Who is on trial? *
Thomas Lubanga
Slobodan Milošević
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
all of the above
3) Which European country is facing total economic collapse in the face of the global financial crisis? *
Denmark
Iceland
Cyprus
Portugal
4) German Jews are upset with The Vatican for what recent action? *
making statements that suggest the Holocaust did not occur
supporting a bishop who made derogatory statements about the Jewish faith
not promoting Jewish/Catholic tolerance through the Pope's scheduled appearances in 2009
supporting a bishop who made statements which deny the full extent of the Holocaust
5) The United Nations said Monday at least 30 civilians had been killed in fighting between government forces and rebels in _____________ amid a drive to root out the last pockets of Tamil Tiger resistance. *
Thailand
Sri Lanka
Cambodia
Vietnam
6) After a prolonged debate that has split the country, unofficial results indicate that Bolivians voted to do what on Sunday? *
elect a Socialist president
re-elect Evo Morales, the nation's first indigenous president
ratify a new constitution
approve new anti-drug trafficking legislation meant to indict neighoring Colombia
7) Islamist insurgents have captured most of _____________'s central city of _________ - one of the last strongholds of the fragile transitional government. *
Somalia / Baidoa
Nigeria / Lagos
Pakistan / Lahore
Afghanistan / Bagram



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