Current Events Quiz, June 18, 2012
This activity contains 10 questions.
Last weekend ___________ held its second parliamentary election in six weeks after failing last time to form a government.
In the wake of rising violence, UN monitors in Syria have _______________ their operations in the country.
refused to curtail
reduced by half
An Egyptian court ruling last week
ordered the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to relinquish power.
ordered parliament dissolved.
cleared former president Hosni Mubarak of all charges.
banned Islamist candidates from seeking the presidency.
Egyptians went to the polls last weekend in order to elect
local judges and other officials.
a new president.
a new prime minister.
a new parliament.
The crown prince of ________________ died last week, prompting the country to move toward selecting one of his brothers as the next crown prince.
In a major shift in U.S. immigration policy, the Obama Administration has decided
that all undocumented immigrants in the U.S. will be given a 10-year "reprieve" before any legal action can be taken against them.
that young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents will no longer be deported.
that all deportations will be halted indefinitely until the fairness of the process can be fully evaluated.
that birth in the U.S. is no longer a sufficient condition for gaining citizenship if one's parents are not legal citizens.
Pro-democracy leader __________________, while on a visit to Norway, belatedly accepted the Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded in 1991 while under house arrest.
Aung San Suu Kyi
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused this country last week of escalating the conflict in Syria by providing the Syrian government with arms.
Last week Japan arrested the last fugitive belonging to the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo. The group is infamous for carrying out _______________ in 1995.
a deadly school shooting
an anthrax attack on public officials
a "dirty bomb" attack in Tokyo
a nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway
Nine medics convicted for their role in an anti-government uprising last year were given reduced sentences by a ________________ appeals court last week, while nine other medics were acquitted.
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