Current Events Quiz, April 11, 2011
This activity contains 10 questions.
The government of ________ officially requested aid from the European Union last week, just more than one week after the government of former Prime Minister José Sócrates collapsed as a result of the ongoing financial crisis in the country.
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake—believed to be an aftershock from the massive earthquake that rocked the country on March 11—shook the northeastern portion of _________ on Wednesday.
The government of Brazil last week announced that it would ________ in an effort to rein in inflation and prevent and avert a possible credit bubble in the country.
halve the government
expand the money supply
increase its federal funds rate
double the tax on consumer credit
The United States government last week handed over primary responsibility for combat operations in Libya over to
the United Nations.
the European Union.
the Arab League.
Despite efforts by the government of France and opposition forces to dislodge him, ________’s besieged president, Laurent Gbagbo, continued to cling to the vestiges of power last week.
Former carnival singer Michel Martelly won the hotly contested presidential election in ________ last week, and now faces the challenge of rebuilding the earthquake-torn country.
the Dominican Republic
A strike by workers in the west African nation of __________ drove oil prices above $120 per barrel last week.
The U.S. government last week announced that Khaled Sheikh Mohammed and several other high-profile al Qaeda operatives involved in the planning of the September 11 terror attacks would be
tried by military tribunals.
deported to third-party countries for trial.
tried in civilian courts.
released to Afghanistan due to lack of evidence.
Massive protests rocked ________ last week as opposition forces demanded the resignation of incumbent President Assad.
the United Arab Emirates
The government of ______ has stepped up its effort to block north African migrants from entering its territory from Italy, which is seeking help from other European Union countries to spread the burden.
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