Current Events Quiz, June 8, 2010
This activity contains 10 questions.
Yukio Hatoyama was forced to resign as the prime minister of _______ last week after serving in the post for less than nine months.
_______ replaced Horst Köhler as President of Germany last week after Köhler was forced to resign after making controversial comments suggesting Germany would use its armed forces to secure economic advantages in Afghanistan.
The ruling party of South Korea, the Grand National Party, suffered an unexpected setback last week after
popular protests demanding the resignation of its leader, Lee Myung-bak, spontaneously erupted.
its coalition collapsed after its closest ally, the Democratic Party of South Korea, withdrew from the ruling coalition.
several of its leading members were forced to resign after being accused of corruption.
it was defeated in several local and regional elections.
Israel’s attack against a flotilla of aid ships bound for Gaza last appear to have led to a sharp deterioration in relations between Israel and its closest Islamic ally,
The new British Prime Minister, David Cameron, appears to be moving forward on a campaign promise to make the British government more directly accountable to the people by introducing direct election of
the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
members of the House of Lords.
the British Head of State.
members of the House of Commons.
The European Union signed a new modernization pact with the government of ______ last week, paving the way for improved relations between the two powers.
the United States
Tropical storm Agatha struck ______ last week, killing at least 144 people and displacing more than 100,000.
In a setback for proponents of financial reform, finance ministers in the _______ last week decided to delay implementation of tougher regulations for the world’s banks.
the European Union
the World Trade Organization
the International Monetary Fund
Governmental supporters prevented Hassan Khomeini, the grandson of Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini, from speaking on the 21
anniversary of his grandfather’s death last week. Hassan Khomeini is most well known for his membership in the Green Movement, which is
a movement to restore all political authority to Iran’s religious leaders.
a movement dedicated to the creation of a pan-Arab state.
Iran’s largest opposition movement.
a movement of secularists opposed to the imposition of a religious state in Iran.
The 2010 World Cup is scheduled to begin on Friday in what country?
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