Current Events Quiz, December 14, 2010
This activity contains 10 questions.
West African leaders last week suspended ______ from Ecowas, the regional bloc of West African countries, asserting that incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo lost last week's elections and should relinquish the presidency.
the Ivory Coast
Israel last week reacted angrily to the decision of Brazil and Argentina to
offer free trade arrangements with the Palestinian state.
recognize an independent Palestinian state within its 1967 borders.
refuse to lift an embargo imposed by the Organization of American States on Israel since 1975.
recognize an independent Palestinian state within its 1973 borders.
After more than 30 deputies joined with a breakaway party, the ruling center-right coalition of Silvio Berlusconi appears to be headed toward a confidence vote next week in
Former Croatian President Ivo Sanader fled the country last week after the Croatian parliament lifted his legal immunity. With what has Mr. Sanader been charged?
After nearly tripling student fees last week, the government of ______ faced widespread student riots, with as many as 30,000 protestors clashing with police.
the United Kingdom
China and nineteen other nations boycotted the ______ last week, accusing the organization of having an anti-Chinese bias.
opening session of the United Nations
FIFA-World Cup selections committee meeting
International Monetary Fund governing board meeting
Nobel Peace Price awards ceremony
A U.S. official last week came close to acknowledging that the U.S. government played a role in developing the Stuxnet computer worm. The U.S. has been suspected of playing a role, given that the worm seems to focus narrowly on disrupting computer systems used to control Iranian
air traffic control systems.
government data storage.
It appears that a deal has been reached at international meetings in Cancun that would address what global challenge?
Documents released from Wikileaks last week appear to show that two leading international corporations engaged in a series of dirty tricks in the oil producing African country of Nigeria. What are the two corporations?
Apple and Wal-Mart
Hewlett-Packard and Ford Motors
Pfizer and Shell
AT&T and Bank of Ameirca
Two explosions in ______ appear to be terrorist attacks, after an email threatening such attacks in retaliation for the country's military presence in Afghanistan emerged.
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