Current Events Quiz, February 8, 2010
This activity contains 10 questions.
The government of China on Tuesday warned the United States that any meeting with ______ would undermine U.S.-China relations.
Zhao Ziyang, a former Chinese Communist Party leader
Ma Ying-jeou, the President of Taiwan
Wang Lianxi, a Tiananmen Square dissident
the Dalai Lama
The European Parliament on Thursday dealt a blow to U.S. counterterrorism efforts when it passed voted to
open a formal investigation into alleged use of extraordinary rendition and CIA black sites in Europe.
order the withdrawal of all EU forces from Iraq by the end of the year.
prohibit European Union members from sending troops to Afghanistan.
prevent European banks from providing U.S. counterterrorist officials with private information.
Relations between Israel and ______ suffered a setback last week after Israel’s foreign minister, Avigdor Liberman, suggested that the return of the Golan Heights would not be part of any peace deal between the two countries.
Citing his ailing health, the cabinet of Umaru Yar’Adua, the president of ______, appears to be moving toward removing the sitting president from office.
Pressure on Rajendra Pachauri, who currently serves as the head of the ______, intensified last week after it was reported that several studies released by the agency contained inaccurate or incorrect information.
International Monetary Fund
International Postal Union
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The meeting of the G7 took place in Iqaluit, Canada, on Friday. Which of the following countries is NOT a member of the G7?
The United Kingdom
A deal between the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Féin was reached on Friday. The latest agreement is intended to save the Northern Ireland assembly by
devolving policing responsibilities.
increasing the power of the parliament itself.
increasing representation for the Unionists in parliament.
increasing representation for Sinn Féin in parliament.
An announcement by the government of Iran that it would _____ prompted condemnation by the United States.
start a new series of war games in the Persian Gulf
expanding funding for Iraqi opposition groups
sell advanced missile technology to North Korea
enriching uranium to a higher level of purity
Seeking to overcome an assertion that it would seek to “prevent secession” in next year’s referendum on self-determination in ______, a senior United Nations official said in an interview that the UN had no position on the issue.
Positive news from the U.S. economy last week suggested that in the fourth quarter of 2009,
manufacturing output increased by 19%.
the unemployment rate fell below 10%.
consumer spending increased by 14%
all of the above took place.
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