Current Events Quiz,October 1, 2012
This activity contains 10 questions.
Protests erupted in Greece last week. What were the protestors demonstrating about?
A sharp increase in immigration from Eastern Europe, which many Greeks blame for the country’s economic troubles.
Austerity measures imposed by the European Union as a precondition for EU aid.
A proposal to cede Cyprus to Turkey.
The corruption of the Samaras government, which has been rocked by several scandals in recent weeks.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was detained in California for probation violations resulting from charges of bank fraud last week. For what hat is Nakoula better know?
He produced the anti-Islamic video that sparked protests across the Muslim world in recent weeks.
He was the highest ranking member of the powerful Mexican Gulf drug cartel.
He was the number three ranking member of al Qaeda.
He leaked US military secrets to Soviet Union in the 1980s.
In an address to the United Nations last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu articulated a “red line” that would provoke an Israeli strike against Iranian nuclear facilities. What was surprising about his speech?
He sped up the deadline Israel had previously given Iran, suggesting an Israeli strike could occur before the end of the year.
He offered concessions to the Palestinian Authority in exchange for their support in isolating the Iranian regime.
He officially confirmed the Israeli government was responsible for recent covert attacks on Iranian nuclear facilities.
His speech was a concession to President Obama, with whom he has had considerable differences in recent weeks.
More than 90 militants, including several al-Qaeda members, escaped from a prison in ______ after overpowering and killing a dozen guards.
Fabio Coelho, President of Google operations in Brazil, was arrested on Wednesday. With what was he charged?
Inciting individuals to riot in protest of government policy in the Amazon.
Refusing to remove a video slandering a political candidate.
Attempting to bribe Brazilian authorities.
Embezzlement and corruption.
Islamist militants were driven from a stronghold by African Union forces in Kismayo, _______, on Friday. Most observers characterize this as a major victory for African Union peacekeepers in the country.
Rebel forces in Syria claimed a significant victory on Wednesday, when
a suicide strike devastated the Syrian army’s’ General Staff Command headquarters in Damascus.
the rebel Free Syrian Army claimed control of the embattled town of Al-Qusayr.
Russia officially withdrew its support for the Syrian regime, leaving government without any external support.
US Special Forces operators arrived in the country and began offering training to rebel forces.
In a surprising development last week suggesting the country was continuing its move towards democratization, President Thein Sein in a speech before the United Nations praised opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and claimed _____ was leaving behind five decades of authoritarian rule.
The Iranian news agency last week reprinted a story from the United States suggesting that rural white Americans would rather vote for Iranian President Majmoud Ahmadinejad than US President Barack Obama. What made this story interesting?
Most respondents in the survey did not know who Ahmadinejad was.
The results suggest that Ahmadinejad is more popular in the United States than in Iran.
It was originally published by the satirical news website The Onion.
The results suggest that Obama is more popular in Iran than in the United States.
On Friday, Bo Xilai was expelled from the Communist Party in China. This follows his wife receiving a suspended death sentence for her role in the murder of a British national. What position did Bo hold before being expelled from the party?
Vice President of China
Regional Communist Party Leader
Minister of Trade and Finance
General Secretary of the Communist Party
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