Current Events Quiz, May 2, 2011
This activity contains 10 questions.
The Indian government announced last week it had shortlisted a(n) ________ manufacturer in a deal to purchase more than 120 multi-role fighter jets.
Chinese authorities were negotiating with protestors in the port of Baoshan in Shanghai in an effort to prevent protests from spreading. What specifically are protestors demanding?
Improved access to educational opportunities for China’s rural citizens.
Protections against proposed layoffs.
Relief from increasing fuel costs.
Greater political transparency and democratization in China.
Ongoing protests in _______ last week saw the government increase its repression as the country’s military shelled anti-government protestors and took control of key locations in the city of Daraa.
The Israeli government last week condemned an Egyptian-mediated reconciliation agreement between the two main Palestinian factions,
the Arab Liberation Front and the Palestine Liberation Front.
Hamas and Fatah.
As-Sa’iqa and Tanzim.
the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
In response to growing concerns over global land grabs, the government of _______ last week introduced legislation that would limit total foreign ownership of agricultural land in the country to a maximum of 20 percent of the country’s arable land.
New census data released by the Chinese government show that China’s population is aging, with approximately 1/6 of the population over the age of 60. What is driving the changing demographics of Chinese society?
Improvements in rural health care delivery.
The HIV/AIDS crisis.
Chinese economic development.
China’s one-child policy.
Samar Badawi, a Saudi woman, filed a claim at the country’s Board of Grievances in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, last week, claiming that a national ban on _______ voting violates her rights.
persons over 60 years of age
After gasoline shortages struck the world’s largest oil producing country, Russia, last week, the government ordered
the nationalization of key oil refineries.
criminal penalties on persons found to be hoarding gasoline.
bans on international travel.
sharp increases in export taxes on oil.
Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke last week announced that the _______ would be 2.1 to 2.8 percent for the year, exceeding the Fed’s preferred target rate of less than 2 percent for the year.
economic growth rate
President Barack Obama last week nominated ________ to head the Defense Department ahead of significant cuts to the defense budget forecasted for the next budget.
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