Current Events Quiz, January 23, 2012
This activity contains 10 questions.
In a move that could have important consequences for the eurozone's debt crisis, the ratings agency Standard and Poor's _______________ the eurozone bail-out fund last week.
launched an investigation into
called for the dissolution of
Major websites like Google and Wikipedia blocked or customized their home pages to protest two bills in the U.S. Congress designed to target
piracy of movies, TV shows, and other copyrighted material by foreign websites.
"anti-government speech" posted on domestic and foreign websites.
obscenity and gambling on international websites.
"widespread plagiarism" by U.S. and foreign students.
After these boycotts and an intense lobbying effort, the U.S. Congress has decided to _______________ this legislation.
postpone further debate on
expedite a vote on
After four French soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, French President Nicolas Sarkozy
threatened to withdraw his country's troops from the country.
threatened to "surge" additional French troops and special forces units into the country.
called for Afghan President Hamid Karzai to step down.
fired his defense minister.
The Obama administration has taken the controversial step of rejecting the Keystone Pipeline, which includes the U.S.
and three Latin American countries.
plus Canada and Mexico.
The U.S. and the European Union will discuss lifting their sanctions on _____________________ after the country's recent release of political prisoners and democratic reforms.
Lin Zuluan, who led months of protests in the village of Wukan against Chinese authorities, has been ____________________ by the Chinese government.
granted a pardon "for his numerous crimes"
appointed village party secretary in charge of preparing for village committee elections
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, who has faced mounting protests since he eliminated a key fuel subsidy,
has resigned the presidency and called for new elections.
has yielded to the opposition and partially reinstated the subsidy.
has instituted martial law with a "shoot on sight" curfew.
has announced that any further strikes will lead to the dissolution of the participating unions.
The European Union's executive branch has voted to bring legal proceedings against ________________, claiming that the country's laws undermine democracy and violate EU rules.
Defense lawyers began making their case this week on behalf of this ousted Egyptian leader.
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