Current Events Quiz, April 30, 2012
This activity contains 10 questions.
Blind dissident human rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng made news by escaping house arrest last week in
The dissident referenced in question #1 succeeded in taking refuge in
a neighboring country.
a naval vessel anchored offshore.
a United States embassy.
Charles Taylor, the former president of _________________, was found guilty last week by an international tribunal for war crimes.
Pakistan's Supreme Court has found the country's prime minister guilty of contempt for defying a court order to reopen a corruption case against Pakistan's
first female foreign minister.
As a team of 15 UN monitors toured Syria last week,
the Security Council voted to withdraw the team after threats to their safety surfaced.
rebels took advantage of their presence to launch a coordinated assault on government forces.
the government continued attacks on civilians.
all violence reportedly came to an end.
Francois Hollande, a presidential candidate from France's _____________ party, has made waves in Europe by calling for a renegotiation of the austerity pact that was intended to help solve the EU's debt crisis.
Union for a Popular Movement
Much of the international community condemned Israel's decision last week
to stop all fuel shipments into Gaza.
to restart work on the security barrier that cuts through Palestinian territories.
to begin new settlement construction in East Jerusalem.
to legalize retroactively three Jewish settlement outposts in the West Bank.
In the worst diplomatic dispute between the two countries in decades, Saudi Arabia has closed its embassy in
The U.S. and Japan reached agreement last week to
allow an additional 10,000 U.S. marines to be stationed in Japan, reportedly to send a signal to a rising China.
withdraw all of America's marines from Japan by 2018.
keep America's troop levels in Japan unchanged for another decade.
move 9,000 U.S. marines from Okinawa to elsewhere in Asia.
The prime minister of _____________ resigned after his government collapsed last week over unpopular austerity measures.
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