Current Events Quiz, November 7, 2011
This activity contains 10 questions.
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou shocked the eurozone last week with his call for
a referendum on Greece's bailout package.
the IMF to forgive its loans to Greece.
Greece to leave the eurozone.
a new bailout package for Greece, three times larger than the previous one.
What was the fate of the proposal mentioned in question #1?
The EU's leaders declared this proposal "illegal" and threatened to sanction Greece if it didn't abandon the proposal.
Under pressure from opposition parties, Papandreou has agreed to delay action on the proposal for six months.
Papandreou reversed course and cancelled the proposal.
The Greek public appears firmly behind the proposal and the Greek government has vowed to fight to make it happen.
How did Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou fare in the confidence vote held Friday in parliament?
The clear vote of "no confidence" led to Papandreou's immediate resignation.
He survived the confidence vote.
The vote was a resounding "no confidence" statement, but Papandreou has refused to resign.
The vote called for "orderly elections" within six months, a partial rebuke of the current government.
Leaders from the world's major advanced and emerging economies gathered last week in France for this group's meeting.
International Monetary Fund
World Trade Organization
Cuba made news last week as the island nation's government announced it would allow Cubans
to leave the island if their skills were not deemed "essential."
to buy and sell property.
to form labor unions.
to freely worship (at approved government churches).
The UN agency UNESCO last week voted to
give Palestine observer status.
deny Palestine membership in the organization.
grant Palestine full membership.
grant Palestine full membership pending a one-year "probationary period."
In a bold move, Pakistan has granted Most Favored Nation trade status to this country.
the United States
Russia has reportedly cleared the final hurdle to joining this organization, bringing an end to nearly two decades of negotiations.
the International Monetary Fund
the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
the World Trade Organization
the International Atomic Energy Agency
The United States intelligence community has produced a report blaming these two countries for launching cyber-attacks against American corporate and military technology sites.
China and Russia
North Korea and Iran
China and Iran
Israel and China
A firebomb attack on a French satire magazine is believed to be in retaliation for the magazine's disrespectful treatment of
French labor unions.
the Prophet Muhammad.
the Socialist Party.
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