Current Events Quiz, October 20, 2009
This activity contains 10 questions.
A suicide bomb attack in _____ on Saturday killed several of senior commanders of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guard.
The government of _____ on Tuesday agreed to hold runoff elections for the presidency after a United Nations-backed investigation concluded that at least 30 percent of the ballots cast in August were fraudulent.
Fights between rival drug gangs in the Brazilian city of _____ broke out last week, only one week after the city was named to host the 2016 summer Olympics.
Rio de Janeiro
As commodity prices for Botswana’s largest export, ______, collapse, the country was forced to turn to the African Development Bank for a $1.5 billion loan last week.
The budget deficit in the United States reached the highest level on record, surpassing the ______ mark for the last fiscal year as the government struggled to address the global economic downturn.
Last week, the Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to
Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson
Leonid Hurwicz, Eric Maskin, and Roger Myerson
In a bid intended to stave off a rapid increase in its exchange rate, the government of Brazil on Tuesday announced it would
suspend new oil production in the Amazon.
suspend payments to the International Monetary Fund.
expand its purchase of foreign currencies as part of its reserves.
impose a tax on foreign portfolio investments.
As the government of Pakistan launched a new round of attacks against militants in the Waziristan region, militants responded with two bomb attacks against _____ in Islamabad on Tuesday.
Ministry of Defense offices
West African leaders indicated this week that they would impose an arms embargo against ______ in response to an attempted takeover of the country by military officials.
In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a standoff between her own party, the Christian Democrats, and its main coalition partner, the Free Democrats, over a proposal to
expand the German troop commitment in Afghanistan.
adopt binding greenhouse gas reduction targets.
cut taxes and spending in the country.
withdraw from the European Union.
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