Current Events Quiz, October 12, 2010
This activity contains 10 questions.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the _______, warned last week that governments are risking a currency war if they attempt to manipulate exchange rates to address domestic economic problems.
International Monetary Fund
European Development Bank
A rescue shaft reached miners trapped for more than two months in _______ over the weekend, leading to speculation that they could be freed soon.
The government of China warned that its diplomatic relations with Norway could suffer as a result of
the decision of the Norwegian government to sign a new trade agreement with Taiwan.
a longstanding dispute over access to oil fields of the Norwegian coast.
the Norwegian government’s refusal to extradite several Chinese nationals accused of anti-government activities because they could face the death penalty if returned to China.
the decision of the Nobel Prize committee to award a Chinese dissent the peace prize.
Arab foreign ministers endorsed the refusal of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to suspend negations with Israel unless the government of Israel
releases several members of the Palestinian parliament accused of having ties to terrorism.
extends its freeze on settlements in the West Bank.
grants all Palestinian refugees the right of return.
commits itself to return to its pre-1947 borders.
Voters in _______ headed to the polls over the weekend for an historic election that would create the first parliamentary republic in central Asia.
The Ukrainian government announced it was imposing export restrictions on ______ until after the summer drought ends, sending commodity prices sharply higher last week.
rice and wheat
soy and corn
wheat and corn
wheat and soy
Last week, militants in ______ set fire to 24 Nato trucks held at the country’s border with Afghanistan and signaling of the severity of the threat to Nato’s supply lines.
Sharp divisions appeared in the ruling party of President Goodluck Jonathan in _____ over the weekend as the country celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of its independence from Britain.
the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The French and British governments last week continued negotiations that would expand cooperation in the area of
nuclear weapons policy.
Linda Norgrove, a British national, was killed in Afghanistan over the weekend. Who was Norgrove?
An aid worker.
The first female fighter pilot in the British air force.
A British diplomat
A deep cover employee of the Central Intelligence Agency.
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