Current Events Quiz, December 1, 2009
This activity contains 10 questions.
On Thursday, an estimated three million Muslims made their way to holy city of Mecca for what annual pilgrimage?
On Sunday, citizens of Switzerland voted to
join the European Union.
terminate an extradition treaty with the United States.
ban the construction of minarets.
declare chocolate the national food.
end strict banking secrecy laws in the country.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to give a major policy address on Tuesday defending his decision to
pursue a national health insurance system.
increase taxes on those making more than $500,000 per year.
withdraw all U.S. combat forces from Iraq.
increase pressure on North Korea.
expand the U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan.
On Monday, Chinese Premier Wen Jiaboa lashed out as “unfair” pressure from the West for China to
refrain from vetoing measures in the UN Security Council intended to address the nuclear threat in Iran.
devalue its currency.
grant greater autonomy to Tibet.
withdraw from the World Trade Organization.
develop binding carbon reduction targets.
The election of Tony Abbott, a strong climate change skeptic, as the opposition leader in ______ has undermined efforts by the country’s prime minister to pass legislation imposing an emissions trading scheme ahead of the Copenhagen summit.
the United Kingdom
The collapse of a major state-owned investment company in ______ sent shockwaves through the global financial sector last week.
A radioactive leak at a nuclear power station in ______ resulted in the hospitalization of about 55 employees of the plant last week.
Defying international pressure, the government of _____ on Sunday announced it had plans to dramatically expand its nuclear weapons program.
The trial of John Demjanjuk on nearly 28,000 charges of murder began in Munich this week. In what event in Demjanjuk accused of participating?
Al Qaeda’s terrorist attacks
Apartheid in South Africa
The Killing Fields of Pol Pot
The Nazi Holocaust
The Rwandan Genocide
Pirates operating off the coast of _____ this week seized control of a large oil tanker.
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