Current Events Quiz, November 10, 2009
This activity contains 10 questions.
Monday, November 9 was the twentieth anniversary of what event important in the history of international relations?
The end of the Vietnam War.
The fall of the Berlin Wall.
The first multi-racial elections in South Africa.
The protests in Tiananmen Square.
The decision by the Cambodian government to ______ has undermined diplomatic relations with neighboring Thailand this week, souring relations between the two countries.
expel more than 10,000 Thai refugees from the country
offer a governmental position to deposed Thai prime minister Thaksin Sinawatra
deny a visa to Thai television star Sonia Couling
impose a new tariff on Thai goods imported into the country
The government of _____ sought to limit appreciation of the country’s currency, the rouble, sparked by higher oil prices and a decline in the value of the U.S. dollar.
The International Energy Agency reported on Monday that the price of ______ would have to more than double before alternative energy sources would become economically viable.
Responding to criticisms that its engagement with Africa was akin to plundering, the government of _____ announced a new $10 billion aid package for the continent over the next three years.
the United Kingdom
the United States
On Sunday night, the parliament of _____ passed legislation clearing the way for new elections next year, averting a constitutional crisis that might have delayed the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of _____ issued a statement intended to downplay divisions within his cabinet and emphasize his commitment to deep financial reforms in Asia’s third-largest economy.
The government of China over the weekend executed nine individuals accused of
supporting Tibetan independence.
exporting foods tainted with melamine.
committing espionage on behalf of the United States and Taiwan.
rioting in Xinhiang province.
Pirates operating in international waters more than 1,000 miles off the coast of _____ seized a shipment of small arms last week.
On Tuesday, fighting erupted between a North Korean naval vessel and a naval vessel belonging to ____, resulting in serious damage to the North Korean ship.
the United States
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