Current Events Quiz, March 11, 2011
This activity contains 10 questions.
A massive earthquake rocked _______ over the weekend, triggering tsunami warnings across the Pacific Rim.
According to an annual report issued by Forbes magazine last week, the number of _____ in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) surpassed the in Europe for the first time.
Hundreds of police officers were deployed in anticipation of a planned “day of rage” in _______, sparking concern on global oil markets.
In an effort to thwart an effort by the Chinese government to control the succession process after his death, ______ announced he was stepping down as the political leader of the Tibetan government-in-exile.
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
the Dali Lama
The Bangladeshi high court upheld a decision by the country’s government to force the retirement of Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus last week. What position did Yunnus hold before his retirement?
He was the head of Bangladesh’s central bank.
He was the president of Bangladesh.
He founded the Grameen Bank.
He was a spy for the Indian government.
Expressing concern over the coming end of the Federal Reserve’s program of quantitative easing, Pimco Total Return announced it would no longer hold _______ in its investment portfolio.
any dollar denominated assets
US Treasury Bonds
Protesting the introduction of austerity measures, Greek citizens are engaging in a protest dubbed “Den Plirono,” which roughly translates as
I Won’t Pay
Down With the EU
The Arab League last week announced its support for what specific measures in Libya?
A covert program intended to arm rebel forces.
The imposition of a travel ban on Libyan officials.
The imposition of a No-Fly Zone by Nato forces.
The introduction of economics sanctions against the country.
Political tensions in the Ivory Coast have spilled over on to global markets, forcing the country’s main export, _______, to a thirty year high.
In an effort to expand into emerging markets, the oil giant BP announced a $680 million effort to acquire a majority stake in a Brazilian company involved in what industry?
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