Current Events Quiz, September 1, 2009
This activity contains 10 questions.
Sunday’s elections in Japan marked a significant milestone in the country’s political history. What was so significant about the elections?
It was the first election held since the resignation of Emperor Akihito in 2007.
Japan elected its first female prime minister, Tanaka Makiko.
It was the first election held under the new single-member district voting system in Japan.
The Liberal Democratic Party, which had ruled Japan for almost all of its post-World War II history, was defeated.
Fighting between rebel groups and the government of _____ drew the ire of the Chinese government after sparking a mass exodus of refugees into China last week.
The United Arab Emirates filed a report with the United Nations last week, claiming to have seized a ship carrying _____ from North Korea to Iran.
The longstanding trade dispute between Brazil and the United States was decided by the World Trade Organization on Monday. The WTO ruled that U.S. _____ constituted a violation of WTO rules.
softwood lumber protections
South African President Jacob Zuma said last week that he would be quick to condemn any “deviant” behavior during his upcoming visit to
A week-long celebration of the 40
anniversary of ______’s seizure of power in the North African country of _____ began on Monday.
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia
Abbas El Fassi in Morocco
Muammer Gaddafi in Libya
Abdelaziz Boutefika in Algeria
Incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany received a boost in her popularity ahead of elections to be held later this month after the government announced
the suspension of tuition fees for higher education.
a surprise decline in the jobless rate.
a sharp increase in German exports.
the expansion of protections for retirees.
The legal dispute between oil giant Chevron and the government of _____ over pollution allegations took a new turn on Monday after Chevron claimed that the legal process had been corrupted through political interference.
The governments of _____ and _____ announced on Monday that they would be signing a new agreement to end the longstanding dispute between the two countries and open their common border within size weeks.
Russia and China
North Korea and South Korea
Russia and Georgia
Armenia and Turkey
The arrest of two opposition leaders on Monday by the government of ______ threatens to undermine the uneasy peace between the country’s rival political factions.
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