Current Events Quiz, January 5, 2010
This activity contains 10 questions.
The US government is reviewing security procedures after a Christmas Day attempt by a Nigerian man with links to al Qaeda to
detonate explosives on a plane bound for Detroit.
kidnap a U.S. diplomat in Kuwait.
introduce a virus into Pentagon computer networks.
crash a plane into the Sears Tower.
Earlier this week, French President Nicolas Sarkozy came under fire after it was announced that the French government had
blocked Tony Blair’s effort to become the European Union’s first full-time president.
stockpiled a huge supply of H1N1 vaccine.
considered withdrawing from the European Union.
sold nuclear technology to Iran.
After suffering a massive financial collapse last year, the government of ______ celebrated the opening of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa bin Zayed.
The governments of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States all closed their embassies in ______ earlier this week after intelligence indicated a terrorist attack may be imminent.
In a move echoing developments from early 2009, the government of Russia announced on Sunday that it was
suspending oil shipments to Belarus.
reapplying for membership in the World Trade Organization.
increasing defense spending and deploying a new missile system to the Balitcs.
preparing for military intervention against Georgia in the Caucuses.
Following a similar proposal by Brazil last year, the government of ______ said last Tuesday that it would take measures intended to prevent speculative capital flows that had led to an increase in the value of its currency.
In a surprising political development, Ivo Sanader, the former prime minister of ______, was expelled from the center-right ruling party for interfering with the leadership of his successor, Jadranka Kosor
On Monday, the U.S. government announced new immigration rules which lifted restrictions on ______ entering the country.
people seeking political asylum
persons convicted of radical political activities
all convicted felons
The political standoff between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the Afghan parliament entered a new phase this week after
Karzai ordered arrest warrants for more than 2/3 of the members of parliament.
Karzai attempted to disband the parliament.
the parliament rejected more than 2/3 of Karzai’s proposed cabinet.
the parliament indicted Karzai on charges of corruption.
A Somali man was charged with attempted murder in Denmark this week after he broke into a house with an axe and a knife and allegedly attempted to kill
Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark.
Kurt Westergaard, a Danish cartoonist.
Lars Løkke Rasmussen, the Danish Prime Minister.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
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