Current Events Quiz, May 23, 2011
This activity contains 10 questions.
It was reported this week that ___________________ has fallen back into a recession after previously pulling out of a recession.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn took what action this week relative to his position as Managing Director of the IMF?
He took a temporary leave of absence until his “complete innocence” is proven.
He wrote a letter professing his innocence and refusing to resign his post.
He has taken no action yet.
In his Middle East speech last Thursday, President Barack Obama provoked a firestorm of controversy with a statement regarding what aspect of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
the Israeli and Palestinian borders that would accompany a two-state solution
the “right of return” for Palestinian refugees
suicide terrorism in the West Bank
the status of Jerusalem
Which world leader visited the White House last week and publicly disagreed with President Obama regarding his Middle East speech?
The eurozone economic crisis deepened last Friday when ________________ missed a deadline to present a new economic reform plan to parliament amid fears that it could default on its debt repayments.
Last week Israeli troops fired on Palestinian protesters who were marching toward its borders to mark the anniversary of what event?
the start of the intifada
the Israeli invasion of Gaza
the 1967 Six Day War
the creation of Israel
The International Energy Agency recently warned OPEC countries that if they don’t increase their oil production
they will lose investment by Western multinational corporations.
the UN will have to “explore” ways of forcing OPEC to do so.
they will face tough economic sanctions.
Western countries will dip into their own oil reserves.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (ERBD) made news this past week with the announcement that it will move toward lending to countries in
The World Trade Organization issued a ruling that the aircraft maker ____________________ benefited from illegal subsidies to develop almost its entire range of aircraft.
The Syrian government took what action this week relative to the persistent anti-government protesters?
It invited the protest leaders to meet with the president.
It announced a nationwide “shoot-on-sight” curfew for evening hours.
It ordered its troops not to fire on demonstrators.
It continued its crackdown, killing more protesters.
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