Current Events Quiz, November 9, 2010
This activity contains 10 questions.
The Eurofighter consortium—the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, and Italy—announced last week it was considering inviting a fifth member into the group to develop a new multirole fighter aircraft. Which country is the prospective fifth member?
French President Nicolas Sarkozy met with Chinese Premier Hu Jintao to discuss reform of the international monetary system last week ahead of France’s leadership of the ________, which begins November 13.
UN Security Council
International Monetary Fund
Last week China rebuffed a U.S. proposal to mediate the dispute between China and Japan over
the status of two disputed islands in the South China Sea.
the status of three suspected Chinese spies held by Tokyo.
Japan’s accidental sinking of a Chinese warship in the Sea of Japan.
Chinese demands for reparations from Japan resulting from atrocities committed during the World War II occupation.
Mount Merapai, an active volcano in ______, exploded last week, killing approximately 100 people on the island of Java.
the Solomon Islands
As part of a meeting of the world’s largest economies last week, the government of South Korea announced it was reforming its foreign aid policy. What specific reform did it announce?
It was shifting its primary regional focus away from South and Southeast Asia toward Africa.
It was beginning a policy of aid coordination with the European Union.
It was shifting away from bilateral aid to multilateral aid.
It was shifting away from direct financial aid toward investment, trade, and infrastructural development.
The U.S. Federal Reserve announced last week it was going to attempt to stimulate the U.S. economy by pumping an extra $600 billion in to the market by purchasing treasury bills from the market. This policy is often referred to as
Brazil last week criticized a move by the U.S. Federal Reserve, believing its $600 billion stimulus package was actually part of an effort to
encourage divestment from Brazil toward the United States.
reduce the value of the U.S. dollar.
reduce long-term interest rates in the United States.
increase the value of the U.S. dollar.
The government of ______ last week detained four Kurdish opposition activists, accusing them of being operatives of the British government.
Jacob Zuma, President of _______, last week restricted his cabinet, ousting seven key cabinet ministers, in an effort to solidify his position ahead of a possible leadership challenge at the next party conference.
The Spanish government last week expressed its “profound unease” after accusing the government of Venezuela of “political cowardice” for its engagement with Eta. What is Eta?
A new free trade agreement involving most of the countries of South America.
A Columbian-financed opposition group in Venezuela.
The leader of Venezuela’s Portuguese-speaking minority.
A Basque separatist group in Spain.
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