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Question 1: [2] On January 26, 2008, Dushanbe cut power to places of entertainment (including ________, shops, pharmacies, markets, and public bathhouses), causing many to close until spring.
HotelTourismWorld Tourism rankingsRestaurant

Question 2: [5] The amount of water in the ________ is at a record low.
United KingdomDamReservoirHydroelectricity

Question 3: This is expected to have a negative effect on the economy, because the leaves are essential to the local silk industry, and the ________ grown is the main source of income for many villagers.
SeedFruitVegetableFlowering plant

Question 4: In ________, also rich in hydroelectric resources, the cold weather has made demand 10% higher than the same time last year, which is depleting the main Toktogul reservoir for hydroelectric power.

Question 5: [2] The abnormally cold weather has pushed demand up for ________, exacerbating the crisis.
ElectromagnetismElectric chargeElectricityElectric current

Question 6: As of January 13, 2008, many villages received only one to two hours of electricity per day, and the capital ________ cut power to residential areas overnight.

Question 7: [2] Furthermore, Uzbekistan cut ________ supplies to Tajikistan on January 24 for payment delays.
PetroleumCoalEnergy developmentNatural gas

Question 8: An international appeal has been made by the United Nations, NGOs, and the ________ for around US$25 million to assist the government.
International Red Cross and Red Crescent MovementAmerican Red CrossAustrian Red CrossMagen David Adom


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