Current Events Quiz, May 11, 2010
This activity contains 10 questions.
According to statements by Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General, Faisal Shahzad, the individual accused of attempting to set off a car bomb in New York’s Times Square, had ties to Taliban groups in
______ was sworn on Thursday as the new President of Nigeria, following the death of Umaru Yar’Adua, who had been in poor health for several months.
A. I. Katsina-Alu
Mohammad Ajmal Kasab was sentenced to death by hanging by an Indian court on Thursday. What was Kasab accused of doing?
Participating in the Mumbai terror attacks.
Being a member of al Qaeda.
Spying for the government of Pakistan.
Protests in Athens, Greece, last week erupted into violence. Protestors are angry about
dramatic cuts to social spending imposed as part of the European Union funded bailout package.
a proposal by the Greek government to cede control over Cyprus to the government of Turkey.
political corruption that resulted in more than twelve sitting members of parliament being arrested.
Greek’s disqualification from the upcoming World Cup in South Africa on technical grounds.
Elections in _____ resulted in a hung parliament last week after no party was able to secure an absolute majority of the contested seats.
the United Kingdom
An effort to stop an oil leak in ______ failed last week after a containment dome being lowered over the leak suffered technical failures and had to be abandoned.
the Pacific Ocean
the Gulf of Mexico
the Atlantic Ocean
Last week the government of the United States released a statement expressing concerns over the fairness of upcoming elections in _____, where opposition candidate and Nobel Laurent Aung San Suu Kyi has been placed under house arrest and barred from participating in the election.
In an important development for Middle East peace, _____ last week agreed to restart peace talks with Israel, clearing the way for the first direct negotiations in more than 18 months.
the government of Syria
the Palestine Liberation Organization
Maoist separatists in ______ last week agreed to suspend their general strike but maintained they would continue to pressure the current government to resign.
An exploratory trip discovered oil in the Falkland Islands last week, threatening to reignite the longstanding dispute between the governments of the United Kingdom and ______ over control and possession of the island.
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