Current Events Quiz, February 1, 2011
This activity contains 10 questions.
The French government last week handed over Callixte Mbarushimana to the International Criminal Court to stand trial for alleged involvement in the 1994 genocide in
the former Yugoslavia.
According to a series of documents leaked by al Jazeera last week, the Palestinian Authority expressed its willingness to make all but which one of the following concession in negotiations with Israel.
It was willing to accept strict limits on the Palestinian right of return.
It was willing to grant Israel control over most of the settlements in the West Bank and around East Jerusalem.
It was willing to establish a joint parliament with Israel to govern Jerusalem as an international city.
It was willing to give up its demand for a reunified Palestine.
Julia Gillard, the Prime Minister of _______, last week proposed a short-term "flood tax" in order to raise an estimated US $5.6 billion to pay for damages associated with widespread flooding in the northeastern part of the country.
the United Kingdom
A suicide bomb attack killed more than 30 people and injured more than 150 at Domodedovo airport in the Russian city of
Tens of thousands of government protestors took to the streets of Egypt last week, demanding
the government abandon plans to increase student fees.
Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif step down.
the government abandon plans to cut social spending.
President Hosni Mubarak step down.
Seeking to demonstrate is growing role as a major international power, the government of India last week unveiled a new
intercontinental ballistic missile.
nuclear powered submarine.
The political standoff in Lebanon appeared to be resolved last week after which political party took control of the government?
Armenian Democratic Liberal Party (Ramgavar)
Kataeb (Lebanese Social Democratic Party)
Free Patriotic Movement
Which of the following Middle Eastern countries did NOT experience widespread political protests during the past two weeks?
Which South African leader was briefly hospitalized last week?
According to a recent poll, an overwhelming majority of business and financial leaders belelive there is a chance that one or more members of the European monetary union, known as the ______, will leave within the next three years.
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