Current Events Quiz, August 24, 2010
This activity contains 10 questions.
The economic summit of the Association of South East Asian Nations is scheduled to take place this week. What is the main item on the agenda?
Establishing an economic community by 2015.
Addressing the new role of China in the organization.
Improving cooperation in counter-terrorist activities.
Reducing drug and human trafficking in the region.
News that the world's third-largest wheat exporter, ______, may have to import wheat due to poor harvests this year sent wheat prices higher on international markets last week.
the United States
The government of Pakistan last week asked the International Monetary Fund to ease restrictions on a $10 billion loan in received in 2008 citing the devastating impact of ________ on the country's economy.
the war in Afghanistan
the global economic slowdown
News that stockpiles of ______ reached their highest levels since 1990 drove the price of the key commodity lower last week.
The government of Romania warned ______ on Wednesday that recent crackdowns on illegal gypsy camps could fuel "populist provocation."
the United Kingdom
Seeking to diversify some of its $2.45 billion in foreign exchange reserves, the government of China last week sought to expand its holding of treasuring bonds issued by the government of
A lost videotape containing _______ was discovered under a desk in the Central Intelligence Agency last week.
interrogations of suspected terrorists
new footage of the Kennedy assassination
evidence incriminating former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich
important Cold War archival materials
As a result of elections in Australia last weekend, incumbent Prime Minister Julia Gillard
was dealt a stinging defeat, and is now hoping to establish a minority-led government.
was defeated and will no longer be able to rule the country.
won a striking victory, and is now poised to establish a new government without a coalition partner.
narrowly won re-election but will be able to re-establish a government with former coalition partners.
On Sunday, the government of Iran announced it had deployed
a new drone aircraft.
its first intercontinental ballistic missile.
a powerful nuclear warhead.
a new stealth fighter aircraft.
Workers in ________ on Sunday signaled that they would continue with their strike despite a court order mandating them to return to work.
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