Current Events Quiz, January 2, 2012
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Iran roiled world oil markets last week by threatening to cut off shipping through
the Suez Canal.
the Strait of Hormuz.
the Red Sea.
the Arabian Sea.
Iran's threats came in anticipation of
a UN ultimatum to admit weapons inspectors.
a military strike by Israel.
an Arab League embargo on Iranian oil.
a new round of EU and US sanctions.
As Arab League inspectors toured this country last week, large anti-government demonstrations broke out.
Despite the presence of the monitors, the regime renewed its bloody crackdown in the city of ___________, which has become a focal point for anti-government demonstrations.
Tens of thousands of North Koreans attended Kim Jong-Il's funeral last week as political veterans made a show of support for this man, the deceased leader's designated successor.
Despite the backing of a strong movement led by activist Anna Hazare, India's parliament failed to pass a bill dealing with this high-profile issue.
the caste system
Clashes between rival ethnic groups in this African country left at least 50 dead last week, further compounding the problems faced by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The trial of this former Middle Eastern president resumed last week after a three-month break.
This country faced a fire on one of its nuclear submarines last week, and only contained the blaze by partially submerging the vessel.
the United States
Last week Russian Prime Minister ______________ said he backs the idea of negotiations with protesters, the first time he has made such a concession since mass demonstrations began.
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