Current Events Quiz, September 19, 2011
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On Sunday, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck
The Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, announced last week that he would take his bid for Palestinian statehood to
the Arab League.
the World Court.
the UN Security Council.
the UN General Assembly.
Fighters loyal to Libya's provisional rebel government have launched a new attack on this holdout city, the hometown of Moammar Qaddafi.
The country of _______________ elected its first female prime minister last week.
Which body threatened last week not to pay the latest installment of Greece's bailout unless the country takes more action to deal with its debt problems?
the International Monetary Fund
the World Bank
the European Union
the World Trade Organization
It was reported last week that economic growth in the European Union is expected to ______________ by the end of this year.
slow to a virtual standstill
show modest improvement
collapse into negative territory (meaning a new recession)
An assault by insurgents in the heart of this capital city's diplomatic and military district lasted for 20 hours last week until security forces finally defeated the attackers.
Julius Malema, the leader of the ruling party's youth league, was convicted of using hate speech last week in this country, which has a history of serious racial divisions.
A parliamentary "vote of confidence" on the Italian government's unpopular austerity package last week
was demanded by the International Monetary Fund but has not yet occurred.
was tabled due to the government's belief that it would fail.
In response to speculation that Greece could be forced out of the eurozone due to its economic problems, the leaders of France and Germany last week stated
that Greece's future is in the eurozone.
that the "future looks bleak" for all countries who have committed themselves to the euro.
that they were actively considering removing Greece "and all other delinquent countries" from the eurozone.
that they could neither confirm nor deny such plans were underway.
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