Current Events Quiz, March 28, 2011
This activity contains 10 questions.
The British government announced last week that it would be the first country in the world to impose _________ in an effort to encourage investment in renewable energy production.
a tax credit for green energy investment
a floor price on carbon
direct payments to consumers using green energy
a tax on greenhouse gas emissions
José Sócrates, Prime Minister of _______, tendered his resignation on Wednesday after his party lost a crucial vote on austerity measures intended to address the financial crisis in the country.
Leonid Kuchma, former President of Ukraine, last week was charged
in connection with the murder of a journalist in 2000.
with corruption after embezzling more than $1 billion from the state treasury.
with treason after allegedly selling state secrets to China.
in connection with U.S. operations of a clandestine prison in the country.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates last week called on the army of _______ to “empower a revolution” after thousands marched across the city demanding the resignation of incumbent present Bashar al-Assad.
U.S. and U.K. regulators are investigating banking giant _________ for allegedly rigging the all-important benchmark interbank lending rates, known as Libor, that are the reference point for more than $3.5 trillion worth of financial products.
JP Morgan Chase
After several days of airstrikes intended to enforce a UN-backed no-fly zone over Lybia, the U.S. government is officially slated to hand over control over the mission to _______ next week.
the Arab League
the European Union
Bucking international pressure intended to isolate the illegitimate and undemocratic regime, commodity traders are preparing to pay taxes to the regime of Laurent Gbagbo in the Ivory Coast after he threatened to confiscate more than $1.3 billion worth of _______ if they did not comply.
Fears that nuclear reactors in ________ were leaking radiation were reignited last week after several workers fighting to restore power to the damaged plant suffered severe burns.
According to a UN report issued last week, a quarter of the 24 million residents of _________ could face starvation in the next two months as public food stores and distribution networks run dry across the country.
After opposition parties pushed through a no-confidence motion in the House of Commons last week, the minority Conservative government in _______ was brought down, setting the stage for the fourth general election in seven years in the country.
the United Kingdom
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