Current Events Quiz, August 15, 2011
This activity contains 10 questions.
This week Libyan rebels
officially declared an independent state.
made a major advance, pushing closer to the capital of Tripoli.
called for the ICC to bring war crimes charges against Moammar Qaddafi.
lost significant territory to Moammar Qaddafi's forces.
This week China made news by launching its first
astronaut into orbit.
campaign to promote (limited) media freedom.
The riots and looting that have shaken the United Kingdom in recent days began when
the police arrested three Muslim youths in an alleged incident of ethnic profiling.
the government instituted a curfew to prevent youths from gathering late at night.
the government announced it would implement new austerity measures.
the police fatally shot a suspect under disputed circumstances.
Kuwait, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia this week took what action against Syria?
They called for Syrian President Assad to step down immediately.
They imposed harsh sanctions on the Assad regime.
They recalled their ambassadors.
They organized an Arab arms embargo against the Assad regime.
Economic data released on Friday indicate that Greece, which is set to receive a second bailout from the EU and IMF,
remains in recession.
has greatly reduced its unemployment rate.
has now pulled out of its deep recession.
is now experiencing hyperinflation.
Eight Taliban insurgents who are believed to be responsible for the attack on the U.S. helicopter that killed 30 American soldiers have reportedly
been killed by the Pakistani military.
been killed by U.S. troops.
been granted asylum in Libya by Moammar Qaddafi.
fled to Pakistan.
Syria's government on Sunday reportedly used ______________ for the first time to deal with the uprising against Bashar Assad's regime.
offers of clemency
____________ has reportedly drawn up a list of U.S. officials who would be barred from entering the country in response to a similar move by the U.S. last month.
Gunmen in Pakistan have reportedly kidnapped a U.S. __________ in the eastern city of Lahore.
State Department official
The European Commission this week approved temporary restrictions by Spain on
agricultural imports from other EU countries.
the number of Romanian workers.
fluctuations in the euro currency.
immigration from North Africa.
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