Current Events Quiz,October 29, 2012
This activity contains 10 questions.
Sectarian violence in Burma/Myanmar left more than 60 people dead. What two religions were at the heart of the conflict?
Islam and Buddhism
Confucianism and Buddhism
Islam and Christianity
Christianity and Buddhism
An investigation into allegations of child molestation and a subsequent cover-up last week rocked which British institution?
The British Broadcasting Corporation
The London Underground
The British House of Lords
The British Museum
During a visit to Gaza last week, Qatar’s Emir, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, pledged $400 million to assist the government. The offer, however, highlights a growing rift between
progressive and conservative Gulf States.
the United States and Israel.
Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Hamas and Fatah.
Despite receiving a jail sentence for tax fraud, Silvio Berlusconi said on Friday he felt “obligated” to stay in politics in Italy, where he is most well-known for holding what key position?
Chair of the Central Bank
An United Nations backed ceasefire collapsed less than four hours after it went into force in ______ last week.
Most observers were surprised when the conflict between Islamic militants and the government in the northern part of _______ was raised during the US Presidential debate last week.
SM Krishna, foreign minister of _______, resigned suddenly last week, ahead of an expected cabinet shuffle by the country’s Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh.
Following extensive secret negotiations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party will officially join forces with Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beitenu Party in January’s election. The move was considered a surprise, due in part to Yisrael Beitenu’s ______ position.
The Chinese government last week blocked access to the English and Chinese-language websites of ______ in response to the publication of an article outlining the accumulated assets of Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s family.
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
The European Union last week awarded the Sakharaov Prize to two Iranians, Nasrin Sotoudeh and Hafar Panahi. What does the Sakharov Prize recognize?
Efforts in advancing democratization
Human rights activism
Efforts to promote European integration
Innovations in physics
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