Current Events Quiz, May 30, 2011
This activity contains 10 questions.
Late last week Egypt provoked Israeli outrage by opening its border crossing with
the West Bank.
At the G-8 summit in France, the world’s wealthiest countries agreed to a $20 billion aid package for
Greece and Portugal.
Yemen and Egypt.
Egypt and Tunisia.
Libya and Egypt.
A militant raid on a naval base in __________________ raised questions about the security of the country’s nuclear weapons and the loyalty of its armed forces.
The European Union last week imposed targeted sanctions on which world leader?
Kim Jong Il
The seizure of the disputed border town of Abyei threatened to reignite civil war in
French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde launched her candidacy last week for what position?
President of the European Central Bank
Managing director of the International Monetary Fund
President of the World Bank
International fugitive Ratko Mladic was captured this week. He was wanted for
war crimes in Bosnia.
crimes against humanity in Kosovo.
genocide during the Nazi Holocaust.
torturing political opponents in Chechnya.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was charged by the ruling military council with what crime?
treason (for his partnership with Israel)
embezzling state funds
revealing state secrets
The Spanish government took what action last week toward protesters who had been demonstrating against government economic policies for the past two weeks?
It sent police to break up the demonstrations with rubber bullets and other crowd control tactics.
It gave the protesters a one week deadline to cease their activities.
It agreed to scrap a proposed new bill that would raise taxes.
It took no action at all.
After the country’s leader refused to step down, fierce clashes broke out between tribesmen and soldiers last week in the capital city of
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