Current Events Quiz, October 6, 2009
This activity contains 10 questions.
The Lisbon Treaty was approved by voters in _____ last week, more than a year after the same voters rejected a similar treaty.
The president of _____ indicated that he may delay signing the Lisbon Treaty until a constitutional court can assess the implications of the treaty for the country’s sovereignty.
the United Kingdom
the Czech Republic
Elections in _____ last week were won decisively by the Socialists, suggesting that the country may be shifting politically to the left.
Government ministers at the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund rejected claims that tighter regulation could undermine economic growth and agreed, in principle, on the need for new regulations governing
the financial sector.
The International Olympic Committee awarded the 2016 games to _____ on Friday.
Rio de Janeiro
A massive earthquake in _____ resulted in the deaths of an estimated 1,100 people last week.
The president of Burkina Faso was dispatched as a special envoy to meet with the military government of _____ to address the emerging crisis in the country.
On Tuesday, ____ became the first G20 country to increase interest rates since the onset of the global economic crisis.
the United States
the United Kingdom
The United Nations closed all offices in Pakistan after a suicide attack against an office of the _____ on Monday killed five people.
World Food Programme
United Nations Children’s Fund
World Health Organization
Moshe Yaalon, Vice-Prime Minister of _____, cancelled a planned trip to the United Kingdom on Monday after concerns were raised that he might be arrested for war crimes.
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