Current Events Quiz, August 31, 2010
This activity contains 10 questions.
An al Qaeda splinter group claimed responsibility for a recent spate of attacks against police stations in ______, resulting in more than 50 deaths.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter last week visited North Korea. What was the purpose of his visit?
To secure the release of an American prisoner.
To convince the North Korean government to abandon its nuclear program.
To negotiate trade concessions with the North Korean government.
To draw attention to the refugee crisis in North Korea.
According to a report issued by U.S. intelligence officials last week, the United States is intensifying its focus on the “mortal threat” posed by al Qaeda operatives in
The government of President Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria last week announced it would privatize what industry in the country?
Water service delivery
A traffic jam in ______ stretched into its second week, with some drivers stuck in traffic for more than five days. According to some reports, the traffic jam stretched more than 100 kilometers.
The government of Ireland last week described as “flawed”
a cut in the country’s credit rating.
the most recent proposal to address global climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
a proposal to expel Ireland, Spain, Greece, and Portugal from the eurozone.
proposed reforms to the voting structure of the European Parliament.
The South African trade minister last week strongly defended
Chinese investment in Africa.
the country’s preferential trade agreement with the European Union.
proposed cuts in public sector employment.
the country’s investments in conflict zones in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Islamic militants on Monday killed 31 people, including several governmental officials, in an attack against a hotel in Mogadishu, the capital of
The ongoing drought in Russia is now threatening to undermine what famed export from the Caspian Sea, according to a report in the Financial Times last week?
Caspian sea salt
The government of Argentina over the weekend announced it would relax monetary targets, increasing the upper limit of the money supply, a move that suggests the government is more worried about
inflation than economic growth.
balance of payments than unemployment.
economic growth than inflation.
unemployment than balance of payments.
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