Current Events Quiz, October 5, 2010
This activity contains 10 questions.
Guido Mantega, Brazil’s finance minister, last week warned that an “international currency war” had broken out, as countries seek to devalue their currencies. What affect does currency devaluation have on a country’s economy?
It makes imports less expensive
It decreases government spending.
It makes exports less expensive.
It decreases the national debt.
A United Nations report issued Friday asserted that military action by the Rwandan government between 1993 and 2003 in _______ could be labeled “genocide.”
The Democratic Republic of the Congo
According to a report issued by the government of Iraq on Monday, the country’s proven reserves were ______ than previously thought.
50 percent smaller
25 percent larger
25 percent smaller
50 percent larger
Last week, Kim Jong-eun entered the international scene as the next leader of North Korea. Prior to last week, Kim Jong-eun was best known as
the Secretary General of the North Korean Communist Party.
the commander of the North Korean military.
the youngest son of the country’s current president, Kim Jong-il.
the North Korean ambassador to China.
The United States issued a warning to American tourists over the weekend, cautioning them to exercise vigilance in light of intelligence suggesting an al-Qaeda terrorist attack in
the Middle East.
Presidential elections in _______ took a surprising turn over the weekend, after the heavily favored candidate, Dilma Rousseff, failed to win a majority of the popular vote, thereby forcing a runoff election scheduled for later this month.
A standoff between police and the military in ______ ended over the weekend, after the military was forced to rescue the country’s president, Rafael Correa, from police who had kidnapped the president in protest over proposed cuts in police pay and bonuses.
The International Monetary Fund last week warned that the current global economic recovery could be damaged by
tghe decision of the United States to withdraw from the International Monetary Fund.
dramatic cuts in government spending intended to reduce global debt burdens.
the failure to develop strong regulatory oversight for the international banking system.
the rapid increase in global tariff rates.
The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed legislation intended to punish China for
undervaluing its currency, the renminbi.
its refusal to grant greater autonomy to Tibet.
its failure to meet consumer safety standards.
its refusal to recognize an independent Taiwan.
Gunmen in ______ over the weekend set fire to at least 25 trucks carrying supplies to Nato forces in Afghanistan.
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