Current Events Quiz, October 27, 2009
This activity contains 10 questions.
On Saturday, President Barack Obama issued a declaration of national emergency as a result of
the spread of the H1N1 virus.
an increase in chatter by al Qaeda, indicating a new operation may be imminent.
a dramatic, unanticipated shortfall in Social Security funding.
concerns that the Troubled Asset Recovery Plan (TARP) may not be sufficient to address the number of bank failures this year.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel formally announced her new cabinet on Saturday. From what two German political parties does the cabinet draw?
The Social Democrats and the Green Party.
The Christian Democrats and Social Democrats.
The Christian Democrats and Free Democrats.
The Social Democrats and the Free Democrats.
The deadliest attacks in more than two months occurred in Baghdad on Sunday, killing more than 130 people and injuring more than 500. Analysts fear that that attacks may be an early indication of increased activity by
al Qaeda operatives attempting to undermine Iraqi political stability ahead of planned U.S. troop reductions.
Iranian special forces operatives attempting to divert U.S. attention away from Iranian nuclear activities.
sectarian militants attempting to undermine political stability ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled for 2010.
the Taliban in Iraq.
A new proposal to resolve the standoff between Iran and the West over Iranian nuclear activity appears to be gaining traction. Under the new plan, Iran would
cease production of uranium in exchange for trade concessions from the West.
Cease production of uranium in exchange for security guarantees from the West.
transfer its low enriched uranium to China and India for destruction.
transfer its low enriched uranium to France and Russia for processing and storage.
A fight between African Union peacekeeping forces and militants in _____ resulted in the death of at least thirty people last week.
the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The government of _____ last week imposed a two percent tax on capital inflows into the country in an attempt to slow the increase in value of its national currency, the real.
In a sign that the effects of the global economic crisis are still being felt, McDonalds announced on Monday that it was closing all operations in
In a challenge to Tony Blair, Jean-Claude Juncker, prime minister of ______, indicated he was interested in the position of President of the European Union.
A report by Amnesty International issued on Tuesday indicates that Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza strip face a crisis due to
widespread poverty resulting from a Israeli’s longstanding embargo.
lack of access to clean water.
extreme economic inequality between rich and poor Palestinians.
insufficient human rights protections afforded by the Palestinian authority.
In an attempt to prevent the spread of extremist Islam, the government of _____ has been attempting to limit the wearing of the niqab (face scarf) by women in the country, last week banning its use in universities.
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