Current Events Quiz, February 20, 2012
This activity contains 10 questions.
Last week President Obama hosted the man expected to be the next leader of ____________________ at the White House.
Robert Zoellick has announced that he will be leaving the presidency of this institution, beginning a battle for a position that has traditionally been held by a U.S. citizen.
the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
the World Trade Organization (WTO)
the World Bank
A wave of bombings in India, Georgia, and Thailand last week targeted officials associated with this country.
the United States
Opposition protesters clashed with police in __________________ last week, marking the one year anniversary of a pro-democracy uprising.
A "carbon trade war" is reportedly looming over the controversial policy of
the EU that imposes a carbon tax on airlines.
the U.S. that imposes tariffs on all imports deemed to be insufficiently "green."
China that offers tax breaks for heavily polluting industries relocating to China.
Russia that unfairly protects domestic oil and gas producers.
Iran made a surprise announcement this week that it was open to
"reconsidering" its nuclear program if the West dropped sanctions on Iran's oil industry.
mediation from the UN on the subject of its nuclear program.
resuming talks on its nuclear program.
a deal that would see its uranium enrichment halted in exchange for nuclear fuel from Russia.
Despite promising a referendum on constitutional reforms, the Syrian government intensified its bombardment of the city of ____________ last week.
Western fears are increasing that Syria's alleged stockpile of ____________________ could be attacked or seized by opposition groups or militants.
Tensions grew last week between eurozone countries and institutions over the merits of providing another bailout to _______________ versus allowing it to go bankrupt.
Energy experts expressed fears last week that the decision of _________________ to shut down oil production will cause a long-lasting disruption and fuel rising global oil prices.
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