Current Events Quiz, September 8, 2009
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Three high-profile resignations occurred in the United States and China over the weekend. Which of the following was NOT one of those resignations?
Lee Kai-Fu, head of Google’s China operations.
Van Jones, President Barack Obama’s top environmental policy advisers.
Li Zhi, Chinese Communist Party Secretary for the city of Urumqi.
Steven Chu, President Barack Obama’s Energy Secretary.
The G20 summit in London over the weekend produced a new agreement outlining preliminary movement in the area of
tougher climate change standards.
financial sector re-regulation.
cutting agricultural subsidies.
expanding foreign aid for the developing world.
A NATO airstrike against two fuel tankers hijacked by the Taliban in Afghanistan over the weekend provoked outrage after more than 90 people, including many civilians, were killed. The airstrike also led to political fallout in ______, whose commanders on the ground ordered the airstrike.
the United States
the United Kingdom
The World Trade Organization issued a preliminary ruling against the European Union regarding illegal assistance to what industry?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be trying to placate rightwing coalition partners—and potentially distancing himself from the United States—with his decision to
expand settlement activity in the West Bank.
refuse to meet with Palestinian officials.
expand negotiations with the Palestinian authority.
refuse to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The election of Ali Ben Bongo, son of President Omar Bongo, who ruled ______ since 1967, sparked a round of violence in the country over the weekend.
In a surprising move, Afghan election officials on Tuesday declared
challenger Abdullah Abdullah the winner with more than 50% of the vote, eliminating the need for an October runoff election.
incumbent President Hamid Karzai the winner with more than 50% of the vote, eliminating the need for an October runoff election.
that fraud was so widespread in last month’s presidential election that a new election should be scheduled.
that no candidate received more than 50% of the popular vote, meaning a runoff election must be scheduled for October.
The World Economic Forum published its annual list of the most economically competitive countries in the world on Tuesday. What country claimed the top spot?
the United States
In a move intended to signal a tougher stance in the war on drugs in Mexico, the Mexican government on Monday
issued an executive order allowing the Mexican military to operate in majority cities.
issued an executive order doubling the size of Mexico’s elite anti-drug units.
replaced his attorney general and shifted responsibility for addressing drug issues to the Minister of Public Security.
ended an amnesty agreement with leaders of major drug cartels.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries met in Vienna on Tuesday, deciding to
defer their decision on oil output levels for another month.
cut oil output in an effort to increase current price levels.
expand oil output an effort to cut current price levels.
leave oil production quotas at their current level in an effort to maintain current price levels.
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