Current Events Quiz, October 17, 2011
This activity contains 10 questions.
President Obama has decided to deploy about 100 U.S. troops to this African country.
A Ukrainian court last week reached a verdict on Yulia Tymoshenko, the country's former prime minister whose trial was condemned as a "show trial" in the West. The court ruled that Tymoshenko
is to immediately released.
must spend seven years in prison.
must spend the rest of her life in prison.
may be released on the condition that she never again run for public office in Ukraine.
Tensions and anti-government anger grew last week in this majority Muslim country after the country's military police killed 24 Christian protesters.
The U.S. Congress passed important agreements last week with the countries of South Korea, Panama, and Colombia. These agreements were
environmental treaties aimed at stemming global warming.
mutual assistance treaties aimed at containing these three countries' regional enemies.
An assassination plot was uncovered last week that reportedly targeted the ___________________ ambassador to the U.S.
The plot referenced in the above question was planned and directed by whom, according to American officials?
The ratings agency Standard and Poor's downgraded this country's sovereign debt last week, fueling new fears of instability in the eurozone.
Burma has taken a bold move that many analysts expect will cause the E.U. and the U.S. to rethink their relations with the country. What was this move?
a decision to provide security assistance to Iran and Hezbollah
a decision to release dozens of political prisoners
embracing a "swift transition" to democratic rule
declaring Vietnam's naval policy to be an "act of war" requiring immediate retaliation
Slovakia's parliament made news last week by voting
to leave the eurozone if it isn't given an immediate bailout.
against expanding the powers of the eurozone's bail-out fund.
to join a Russia-led Eurasian Union some have compared to the Soviet Union.
to outlaw all immigration from the Middle East and North Africa.
Israel's cabinet has reportedly agreed to a prisoner swap with _______________________ that would result in the release of Sergeant Gilad Shalit, who has been held captive for five years.
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