Current Events Quiz,December 10, 2012
This activity contains 10 questions.
Republican opposition in the U.S. Senate last week resulted in the defeat of a United Nations-backed treaty that would have
expanded the UN Security Council to 25 members.
made the production, sale, or use of landmines illegal.
prohibited the sale or transfer of certain kinds of ammunition.
protected the rights of the disabled around the world.
Talks in Qatar over the weekend resulted in the extension of what key international agreement?
The Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights Agreement
The Geneva Conventions
The Law of the Sea Treaty
The Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change
Which Nobel Peace Laureates was hospitalized over the weekend for testing amid growing concerns about her/his health?
Aung San Suu Kyi
Wangari Muta Maathai
The British government last week announced it had evidence that the government of _______ is mobilizing to use chemical weapons against opposition forces in the ongoing civil war in the country.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who was forced from office amid concerns of corruption and accusations that he had engaged in sexual relations with an underage prostitute, last week confirmed plans to seek what key office?
President of the European Commission
Secretary General of the United Nations
Italian Prime Minster
Director General of the World Trade Organization
Hugo Chavez, President of _______, returned home last week after seeking cancer treatment in Cuba last week, increasing concerns about his health and the future of his presidency.
The South Korean personality known as “Psy” last week issued an apology for participating in anti-U.S. protests between 2002 and 2004. For what is Psy most well-known?
He is an actor most well-known for playing Sulu in the 2009 movie Star Trek.
He is the son of former South Korean president Lee Myung-Bak.
He was the first North Korean soldier to defect to the South.
He is the rapper who recorded the popular song Gangnam Style.
An explosion which killed eight people near a mosque in the Eastleigh district of Nairobi, the capital of _______, was believed to be the work of a militant group hoping to destabilize the country.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, took what step last week to protect Turkey against growing instability in one of its neighboring countries?
It issued an appeal for additional contributions from its members to support Turkey’s military expansion.
It authorized the deployment of Patriot missile batteries in Turkey.
It issued a formal statement of solidarity with the Turkish government.
It deployed NATO forces to Turkey’s border.
The Russian government signaled its disapproval of the Magnitsky Act passed by the US Congress last week and expected to be signed into law by President Barack Obama soon. What does the Magnitsky Act do?
Demand democratization in exchange for staggered reductions in US tariffs on Russian exports.
End the decades-old embargo on Russian exports to the United States.
Permit the export of US military technology to Russia and the other former Soviet states.
Open trade with Russia but prohibits Russians suspected of committing human rights violations from entering the United States.
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