Current Events Quiz, January 26, 2010
This activity contains 10 questions.
Human rights groups estimate that at least 400 people were killed in religious-based violence in the city of Jos in ______ last week.
Markets responded negatively last week to an effort by President Barack Obama to impose new regulations on the financial sector, including a ban on
proprietary trading “unrelated to serving customers.”
paying bonuses totaling more than $1 million to any employee.
investment in derivatives or other high risk investment instruments.
all of the above
After exceeding its growth targets of 8 percent last year, ______ came close to overtaking Japan as the world’s second largest economy.
the United States
the European Union
In a sweeping decision with implications for dramatic implications for U.S. politics, the U.S. Supreme Court last week ruled that
restrictions on corporate spending in elections were an unconstitutional violation of free speech rights.
Congress did not have the authority to pass legislation affecting health care in the United States.
term limits on elected officials were an unconstitutional violation of free speech rights.
President Barack Obama’s plan to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and move detainees to facilities in the United States was unconstitutional.
Manual Zelaya, the president of _____ ousted in a military coup last June, was afforded safe passage to the Dominican Republic last week.
At a conference in London next week the government of Afghanistan is expected to announce a new plan to address fighting and instability in the country. Under the new plan, the Afghan government will
bring Taliban officials into the government under a power sharing agreement.
try to re-integrate Taliban fighters into society.
expand military operations against the Taliban and other insurgent grops.
divide Afghan sovereignty between the north, which will be controlled by the government, and the south, which will be controlled by the Taliban.
In a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations last week, GlaxoSmithKline, a British pharmaceutical group, announced that its experimental ______ vaccine will be made available to the developing world at just above the cost of production.
The government of ______ withdrew Rumiana Jeleva, its current foreign minister, as its nominee for the European Commission.
the Czech Republic
The agreement reached at the Copenhagen climate talks appeared to be in tatters after the United Nations last week
reopened negations on the agreement at the request of several signatories.
waived the first deadline in the timeline developed at the conference.
struck down binding emissions targets for all signatory countries.
struck down binding emissions targets for developing countries.
The standoff between the government of the United States and _____ over internet freedom intensified last week after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech criticizing attempts by governments to limit freedom on the web.
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