Current Events Quiz, April 16, 2012
This activity contains 10 questions.
Egypt's election commission made news last weekend by
ruling that the Muslim Brotherhood--a formerly banned group--could field presidential candidates.
conceding that international election monitors could observe the upcoming elections.
deciding that no presidential elections would take place until at least 2015.
barring the three leading candidates from the upcoming presidential elections.
The Taliban freed 400 inmates (including some militants) during a prison break in
The UN Security Council voted unanimously last weekend to
demand that Syrian President Assad step down.
send ceasefire monitors to Syria.
provide arms shipments to Syria's rebels.
condemn Syria's continuing crackdown on rebels.
North Korea's neighbors reacted with fear and anger last week at its plans to conduct a _____________ test.
North Korea's high profile test (mentioned in the previous question)
is scheduled to occur this week.
was postponed indefinitely due to the international outcry.
After Iran met with diplomats from six world powers about its nuclear program last weekend in Turkey, the parties agreed to
a one-year moratorium on Iran's uranium enrichment in exchange for a partial lifting of sanctions.
a "grand bargain" that would see Iran freeze uranium enrichment in exchange for economic aid and security guarantees.
meet again next month in Baghdad.
nothing of substance and no further meetings are planned.
British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in ________________ last weekend, becoming the first western leader to visit the country since 1948.
During the historic visit referenced in the previous question, David Cameron called for EU sanctions against the country
to be suspended only after significant progress is made toward democratic reform.
to be suspended (excluding the arms embargo).
to be lifted after political prisoners from neighboring countries are freed.
to be lifted once international monitors certify that the violence has stopped.
Developing countries have failed to agree on a single candidate, making Jim Yong Kim the likely next president of the
International Monetary Fund.
International Court of Justice.
World Trade Organization.
In one of the most ambitious assaults on Kabul since 2001, ________________ launched a series of coordinated attacks on the city on Sunday.
foreign fighters linked to Pakistan
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