Current Events Quiz, January 9, 2012
This activity contains 10 questions.
Iran threatened unspecified action last week if
the UN Security Council imposed sanctions on Iran.
the U.S. launched a cyberattack against its nuclear facilities.
a U.S. aircraft carrier returned to the Persian Gulf.
the U.S. or Israel bombed its nuclear sites.
The government of ________________ has arrested the former head of the country's armed forces on suspicion of hatching an anti-government plot.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai demanded last week that the U.S. detention center at Bagram air base
stop housing Iranian nationals.
be closed immediately due to alleged human rights violations.
be opened to UN inspectors who would investigate charges of torture.
be handed over to Afghan control.
This country's new constitution has produced growing international concern in recent days over provisions that appear to undermine democratic checks and balances.
Great Britain last week joined the U.S. in warning Iran not to close
its border with Afghanistan.
the Suez Canal.
its border with Iraq.
the Strait of Hormuz.
In response to South Korea's suggestion that a "window of opportunity" exists to rebuild ties after the death of Kim Jong-Il, North Korea
announced a high-level summit between South Korea's president and the new North Korean leader.
scoffed at this overture.
announced it would lift trade and travel restrictions shortly.
said it would study the prospect of improved relations.
The U.S. issued a stern warning to __________________ last week about a heightened clampdown on dissidents which has alarmed Western governments.
It was announced last week that this organization plans to set up an office in Qatar.
the International Criminal Court
the Afghan Taliban
the World Trade Organization
the Arab League
President Obama gave a high-profile speech last week in which he announced that he planned to __________________ the size of the U.S. army.
It was announced last weekend that this country's president had been falsely diagnosed with cancer.
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