Current Events Quiz, May 9, 2011
This activity contains 10 questions.
This week Osama bin Laden was killed in a raid on his hideout, which was located
in a compound north of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.
in a compound in the mountainous tribal region of Waziristan (in Pakistan).
in a mansion on the outskirts of Kabul.
in a cave in Afghanistan.
Information discovered at bin Laden’s hideout revealed a plot to attack
the U.S. rail system.
the British royal family.
the statue of liberty.
The Obama administration wants to help finance the Libyan rebels using funds from what source?
assets of Muammar Qaddafi that were frozen in the U.S.
the U.S. defense budget
Libyan oil sold by the rebels at above-market prices
a NATO special operations fund
Which EU member on Thursday signed a $116 billion financial rescue package with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund?
The Obama administration decided not to release photos of bin Laden’s body because
they were of poor quality and would not conclusively document his death.
they could incite violence and provoke anti-Americanism in the Middle East.
they were too graphic.
all of the above
The Islamist group Hamas signed a reconciliation deal this week with what entity?
the Israeli government
the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
the Syrian government
The EU’s Home Affairs Commissioner said this week that the EU should take what action to deal with an explosion of immigration from North Africa?
create a commission to study the problem but take no action at this time
better secure the bloc’s external borders
use NATO naval vessels to seize and repatriate refugees fleeing from North Africa
tighten border security between France and Italy
A controversial NATO airstrike on Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi’s compound reportedly killed
Qaddafi’s son and three grandchildren.
no one—the bombs missed their target.
Qaddafi’s most trusted military adviser.
three of Qaddafi’s wives.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned this week that the government of _______________ would face consequences for its crackdown on protests and welcomed moves by the EU to impose sanctions.
Russian President Medvedev, in anticipation of his reelection campaign, is expected to create plans to deal with what problem?
terrorism in the Caucasus
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