Current Events Quiz, March 4, 2011
This activity contains 10 questions.
A gunman opened fire at two US airmen at an airport in ________ on Wednesday, killing two people and wounding two others before being taken into custody.
Sir Howard Davies, head of the prestigious London School of Economies, resigned his post week following allegations that this position had been compromised by
accepting donations linked to Muammer Gaddafi’s regime in Libya.
denying tenure to Nobel Prize winning economists.
failing to take seriously accusations of sexual harassment by senior female staff at the school.
refusing to accept research grants from the European Union.
In an attempt to improve its public relations image, the oil giant _______ announced last week that it would not pay bonuses to any of the executive directors involved in last year’s disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
According to a report issued by the International Monetary Fund last week, the recent spike in global food prices have been caused primarily by
poor weather and harvests in the United States and Australia.
structural shifts in demand.
increased demand for biofuels.
all of the above.
According to a report by the Finanical Times last week, the ruling coalition in the United Kingdom has been threatened by a sharp division between the two party leaders, Nick Clegg and David Cameron over the means of tackling extremism in British communities. What two parties do Clegg and Cameron represent?
The Liberal Democratic Party and the Conservative Party.
The Liberal Democratic Party and the Labour Party.
The Conservative Party and the British National Party.
The Labour Party and the Conservative Party.
Rebel forces in _______ last week urged Western forces to intervene by enforcing a no-fly zone over the country and attacking forces loyal to the country’s government.
On Friday, two reports issued by the US government confirmed that the unemployment rate
increased to 12 percent.
fell below 5 percent for the first time in over two years.
fell below 9 percent for the first time in over a year.
increased to 10 percent.
According to data released by its government last week, ________ surpassed France to become the world’s fifth largest economy in 2010.
The United Nations last week issued a formal apology to the government of Belarus after falsely accusing it of
covertly supplying Iran with weapons-grade uranium.
supplying attack helicopters to Ivory Coast in violation of an international arms embargo.
human rights violations in its treatment of dissident political officials.
violating an agreement regarding the shipment of Russian oil to the European Union.
Protests rocked the funeral of former cabinet official Shahbaz Bhatti in _________ last week, as mourners demanded greater tolerance for religious minorities in the country.
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