Current Events Quiz, April 25, 2011
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Responding to complaints by Britain and France about the limited role played by the United States in anti-Gaddafi operations Libya, the U.S. government announced on Thursday that it would
permit limited deployment of U.S. ground forces in Libya.
increase the number of U.S. military advisors on the ground in Libya.
deploy Predator drones over Libya.
increase the number U.S. strike fighters over Libya.
Elections in Finland last week saw a dramatic increase in support for the True Finns Party, a populist party that campaigned on a platform
supporting Finland’s membership in the European Union.
supporting Finland’s withdrawal from the European Union.
opposing immigration from Turkey and North Africa.
opposing bailouts for Portugal and other crisis-hit eurozone economies.
According to a report released last week, ________ dropped to a 15-year low in the United States as a result of the financial crisis and declines in fuel and energy consumption levels.
the trade deficit
the inflation rate
greenhouse gas emissions
the unemployment rate
Massive protests continued across _________ last week despite efforts by the Assad government to quiet the uprising by terminating emergency laws and firing the police chief in a city where demonstrators have been killed.
the United Arab Emirates
Responding to a spike in the inflation rate, the government of China last week announced it would
devalue its currency, the renmenbi.
cut government subsidies for exporters.
impose strict price controls on basic consumer items.
file a complaint against the United States at the World Trade Organization.
The Federal Reserve last week signaled it would end its controversial program of purchasing Treasury bonds, usually referred to as quantitative easing, at the end of June. The goal of the quantitative easing program was to stimulate the economy by
encouraging domestic production by increasing the value of the dollar.
reducing the unemployment rate.
driving down interest rates.
Fighting along the border of Thailand and ________ broke out over the weekend, with an estimated 8 dead and at least 30 wounded in sporadic violence.
Violence broke out in _________ last week after incumbent President Goodluck Johnson won re-election in a controversial ballot.
the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Michel Martelly won last week’s runoff election in _________ to become president of the poverty and disaster-stricken country.
Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was named to the newly created position of chairman of a policy initiatives co-ordination board after Britain’s current Prime Minister, David Cameroon, scuttled efforts to have Brown appointed
Secretary-General of the United Nations.
President of the European Union.
President of the World Bank.
Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.
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