Current Events Quiz,October 15, 2012
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On Friday, the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia.
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
the European Union.
A Republican-led investigation by the House of Representatives last week focused on accusations that the Obama administration
had not taken the North Korean nuclear threat seriously enough.
failed to respond to threats against US troops in Afghanistan.
downplayed security threats against the US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya.
did not move quickly enough in filing a complaint against China at the World Trade Organization.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta last week warned that the United States was particularly vulnerable to
a dirty bomb attack smuggled in through US ports.
another September 11th style terror attack.
cyberattack by foreign computer hackers.
a nuclear attack from a rogue nuclear state.
The Turkish military forced a plane bound for Syria to land in Ankara last week. According to the Turkish government, an inspection of the plane found
a US military drone.
fissile nuclear material.
Iranian military advisers.
A drone shot down by the Israeli military last week was believed to be
an Egyptian drone flying over the Gaza Strip.
a Russian drone operated by the Syrian military.
an Iranian-designed drone built and operated by Hezbollah.
a US drone that flew off course from a mission over Syria.
Malala Yousafzai, a fourteen year old girl, was shot by masked Taliban gunmen in Pakistan’s Swat Valley last week. Why had the Taliban targeted the girl?
She was a Christian.
Her father is the Pakistani Intelligence Chief.
She was advocating for the education of girls in Pakistan’s tribal areas.
She was accused of desecrating a copy of the Quran.
On Friday, the High Court of Botswana ruled that customary legal restrictions on women’s ______ were unconstitutional, paving the way for greater gender equity in the country.
ownership of property
right to vote
The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution paving the way for military intervention against Islamic extremists, including al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, in northern
The US Supreme Court last week declined to hear an appeal from the US oil giant Chevron, who had been hoping to overturn a $19 billion judgment against the company related to charges that the company
failed to exercise adequate precaution, leading to a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
engaged in illegal oil trading with the Iranian government.
failed to take necessary measures to prevent pollution in the Amazon.
participated in human rights abuses the Niger River Delta region.
Over the weekend, the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos apologized on behalf of his government for
nationalizing US oil interests in the country.
historical violations of the rights of indigenous communities in the country.
failing to take adequate measures to prevent the growth of the drug trade.
a corruption scandal that has resulted in the resignation of three high-ranking government officials.
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