Current Events Quiz, July 4, 2011
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Last week the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.
Sudan's President Omar Al-Bashir.
Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak.
Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi.
Venezuela's leader Hugo Chavez announced this week that he
has dissolved the parliament and will rule by decree for the immediate future.
has decided to begin a period of "detente" with the United States.
is battling cancer.
will not seek a third term in 2012.
This past week the Greek parliament voted on a set of harsh austerity measures that the IMF and the EU are demanding in exchange for financial assistance. What was the result of this vote?
The parliament passed a "watered down" set of austerity measures that was more tolerable to the public.
The parliament rejected the austerity measures.
The parliament approved the austerity measures.
The parliament voted to approve the austerity package but only if the IMF cancels most of Greece's debt.
The French presidential campaign was thrown into turmoil this week as
the main challenger to President Sarkozy faced sudden corruption charges viewed by many as suspicious.
potential candidate Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released from custody in New York amid rumors that the sexual assault case against him was collapsing.
President Sarkozy announced he would not seek another term as president.
the main challenger to President Sarkozy announced his retirement from politics.
The Taliban executed a brazen attack this week against
the UN headquarters in Kabul.
Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel.
the American embassy in Islamabad.
the Afghan parliament building.
Which country admitted this week to providing weapons and ammunition to Libya's rebels despite a UN arms embargo?
the United States
With more than 90% of the votes counted by Sunday night, it appeared that Thailand would soon have
its first female prime minister.
a government run by non-Communists for the first time in decades.
a government headed by an ultranationalist prime minister who has threatened war against Vietnam.
its first Muslim prime minister.
In response to pro-democracy protests the leader of _____________________ proposed constitutional reforms that the public approved overwhelmingly this week in a referendum.
A report this week showed China's manufacturing output to be
the lowest it has been since the 1990s.
its highest in the last decade.
its lowest in two years.
recovering nicely from the global recession.
It was reported this week that the governor of the Afghan central bank has
disappeared after receiving death threats from the Taliban.
called for a dramatic increase in interest rates.
ordered banks to halt all lending.
fled the country.
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