Current Events Quiz, June 4, 2012
This activity contains 10 questions.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was sentenced last week to ____________________ for failing to protect demonstrators during the uprising against his rule.
life in prison
permanent exile from the country
5 years in prison
Several western countries engaged in a coordinated expulsion of ________________ ambassadors last week to protest the government's recent actions.
A public vote on the European Union's new fiscal treaty was held in ___________________, the only country likely to submit the treaty to a public vote.
The outcome of the referendum cited in the previous question was
support for the fiscal treaty.
conditional support for the treaty.
opposition to the fiscal treaty.
too close to call as of this Monday.
A special war crimes court for Sierra Leone last week sentenced _____________ to 50 years in prison. He was the first head of state to be judged by an international tribunal since the aftermath of World War II.
Ernest Bai Koroma
Aung San Suu Kyi, the noted opposition leader from ________________, arrived in Bangkok last week for her first trip overseas in 24 years.
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has lost an appeal of his extradition to ___________________ to face criminal charges.
the United States
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has ___________________ the recent massacre in Houla that killed 108 people, including many women and children.
claimed there is no "real evidence" of
accepted "partial responsibility" for
admitted full responsibility for
condemned and denied any regime involvement in
The "flame virus"--a computer virus of unprecedented destructive power--appears to have been targeted to attack this country.
the United States
Last week new numbers on ________________ in both the European Union and the United States raised fears of a looming economic slowdown.
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