Current Events Quiz, November 2, 2010
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Lee Myung-bak, president of South Korea, last week called on the North Korean government to
open its nuclear weapons program to international inspectors.
emulate China’s economic model of development.
apologize for the exchange of gunfire between soldiers along the disputed border between the two countries.
renounce its calls for the reunification of the Korean peninsula.
British Prime Minister David Cameron won an important victory at the European Union last week when he convinced European leaders to
limit the increase European spending for next year to 2.9 percent above current levels.
extend a path to EU membership to Turkey.
abandon efforts to develop a new climate change agreement.
support his plan to restructure the European Parliament.
Dilma Rousseff was elected president of Brazil over the weekend. Which of the following statements about Rousseff is NOT true?
She is a member of the center-right Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira (PSDB).
She is the first woman elected to the office.
She owes her victory primarily to the support of incumbent president Lula da Silva, who leaves office with an approval rating of more than 80 percent.
She has formerly served as mines and energy minister and as chief of staff for da Silva.
A series of explosive devices were found in cargo aircraft over the weekend. According to preliminary reports, the plot originated with al Qaeda operatives in
Four senior governmental officials in _____, including Moses Wetangula, the country’s foreign minister, last week after a corruption probe accused them of being involved in several schemes.
Indonesia’s central bank last week announced it was considering imposing currency controls in order to
prevent surges that may destabilize financial markets in the country.
encourage more foreign investment in the country.
prevent divestment from the country.
promote the country’s exports on international markets.
The Chinese government last week unveiled a new system known as Tianhe-1A. What is Tianhe 1-A?
A new nuclear weapons delivery system.
A new ballistic missile submarine.
A new fighter interceptor system.
The world’s fastest supercomputer.
According to reports leaked last week, relations between the United States and Turkey are souring over Turkey’s refusal to
provide Turkish troops to support U.S.-led operations in Iraq.
permit U.S. operations in Afghanistan to be staged from bases in Turkey.
condemn the Iranian nuclear program.
endorse a Nato-wide missile defense plan.
Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, announced it was reconsidering its planned $4.6 billion takeover of Massmart, the third-largest retailer in
The unexpected death of Néstor Kirchner, the most influential politician in _______, last week left the country’s future political direction uncertain.
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