Current Events Quiz, February 1, 2010
This activity contains 10 questions.
_____ won a second term as chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve after the Senate on Thursday approved his nomination.
In a rare move, the government of _____ hanged two opposition supporters on Thursday for trying to overthrow the government.
In a move met with opposition on the part of Brazil, the European Union announced last week that it would
eliminate subsidies for ethanol production.
support Russia’s application for membership in the World Trade Organization.
increase its sugar exports.
slash its foreign aid budget.
In the country’s first peacetime election in decades, Mahinda Rajapaksa won a second term as president of _______ on Wednesday.
The power sharing arrangement which had brought peace to ______ began to fray last week after parties could not reach consensus on policing arrangements.
In surprisingly positive news from the U.S. economy last week, it was announced that _____ in the fourth quarter of 2009.
unemployment fell to 7.8 percent.
consumer spending increased by more than 4 percent.
gross domestic product increased by more than 5 percent.
housing starts increased by 47 percent
The Chinese government announced that it would impose sanctions on U.S. firms unless the United States government terminated an agreement to sell $6.4 billion in weapons to
In his memoir
On the Brink
, former Secretary Treasury Henry Paulson last week alleged that in 2008 the Russian government attempted to undermine the U.S. economy by
selling U.S. dollars.
buying U.S. dollars.
buying gold on international markets.
selling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bonds.
Relations between Israel and Hamas last week threatened to reach new lows after Hamas accused Israel of
assassinating one of its senior military commanders.
engaging in war crimes during the war in Lebanon.
undermining Hamas’ relations with moderate Arab states.
refusing to permit Hamas to operate freely in the West Bank.
The truce between militants and the government of ______ was called off on Friday, threatening the weak recovery of the country’s troubled oil sector.
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