Current Events Quiz, September 21, 2010
This activity contains 10 questions.
Last week the German government advanced a new proposal to make the International Monetary Fund more responsive and transparent. What specifically did they propose?
To merge the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank into a single entity.
To eliminate the U.S. veto over important decisions by the IMF.
To create a single seat to represent all European Union members.
To increase representation of the developing world on the IMF’s governing board.
After two Republican Senators last week signaled their intention to support the Obama administration’s initiative, a new arms control treaty with ______ appears to be closer to reality.
the European Union
The Papal visit to ______ last week was marred by comments made by one of his closest advisors which described it “third world” country marked by “a new and aggressive atheism.”
The United Kingdom
The United States
In testimony before the U.S. Congress last week, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner promised to increase pressure on the Chinese government to
permit the renminbi to increase in value.
improve its efforts to protect U.S. intellectual property.
reduce barriers to U.S. agricultural imports.
increase its support for U.S. initiatives in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The European Commission last week unveiled new rules designed to crack down on
The second day of talks between Israeli and Palestinian leadership was undermined by a sharp spike of violence in ______, as Israeli aircraft dropped bombs and Palestinian militants stepped up rocket and mortar attacks against Israeli settlements.
the Gaza Strip
the West Bank
the Golan Heights
Voter disillusionment in ______ increased after Saturday’s poll, in which balloting was marred by scattered violence, fake voting cards, and supposedly indelible ink being washed off voters’ fingers.
According to a report published by a hardline newspaper, seven American soldiers were detained by the government of _____ after illegally crossing the border with Pakistan.
Two years after signing an agreement to form a coalition government, President Robert Mugabe in continues to cede political power, paralyzing the government and leading to calls for a new election in
Thousands of protestors took to the streets in ______ on Sunday, demanding new elections.
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