Current Events Quiz, August 1, 2011
This activity contains 10 questions.
What high profile Afghan official was killed last week in a suicide bombing?
The mayor of Kandahar
The mayor of Kabul
The justice minister
The defense minister
Christine Lagarde recently warned the U.S. that it must take bold action on its debt issues to avert deeper financial trouble. Lagarde is the head of
the U.S. Federal Reserve.
the International Monetary Fund.
the World Trade Organization.
the World Bank.
Which important Libyan leader was killed last week?
the rebel military commander
Qaddafi’s top military adviser
the rebel intelligence chief
Who is believed to be responsible for the killing referenced in the above question?
the Libyan army
a militia group with suspected Islamist tendencies
a militia group with pro-Qaddafi tendencies
A show of force in Egypt’s Tahrir Square by _________________ prompted pro-democracy forces to withdraw in anger.
the Egyptian military
militias backed by the interim military government
Last week the U.S. moved toward the first nuclear talks with ________________ in two years.
China’s media defied censors in criticizing the government over
rising pollution in Beijing.
a deadly rail crash.
food shortages throughout the country.
its unsafe nuclear program.
Which European country is feared to be the next to join Greece, Ireland, and Portugal as the recipient of an EU bailout?
The prime minister of ________________________called for early elections on Friday after the country suffered a new threat of a credit rating downgrade from the rating agency Moody’s.
Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to an attack in Norway that killed 76 people, now claims that he was
working for a secret government agency.
part of a broader network.
provoked by a gang of “thugs.”
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