Current Events Quiz, January 14, 2013
This activity contains 10 questions.
Air pollution levels last week reached levels deemed hazardous to human health and reducing visibility to less than a thousand feet in the Chinese capital of
Following authorization by the United Nations, French troops last week commenced air strikes against Islamic militants and sent troops to protect Bamako, the capital of
Following meetings with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, President Barack Obama last week announced that 2014 would mark the ________ Afghanistan.
end of U.S. combat operations in
first democratic elections in
complete withdrawal of U.S. forces from
return of Waziristan to
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah last week announced what important decision affecting women in the country?
He permitted women to receive driver’s licenses.
He granted women the right to vote.
He declared that women should hold at least one-fifth of the seats on the previously all-male Shura Council.
He appointed the country’s first female prime minister.
Following a longstanding dispute over the tradition of chewing coca leaves, the raw ingredient for cocaine, Bolivian President Evo Morales overcame U.S.-led objections and secured Bolivia’s membership in the United Nations
Office on Drugs and Crime.
Convention on Narcotic Drugs.
Rebel forces have reached an agreement to form a government of national unity in ________ over the weekend, sparking hopes that the troubled African country will begin a transition to political stability and economic development.
Central African Republic
A French soldier was killed in ________ over the weekend as the French military sought to free a hostage who had been held by militants since 2009.
Two British cruise liners announced they would not dock in _______ because of increasing tensions over the status of the disputed Falkland Islands.
It was announced last week that Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez
had declined to meet President Barack Obama during his recent visit to the United States.
had been impeached by the Venezuelan parliament.
was too ill to participate in his inauguration.
would be seeking an unprecedented fifth term as president.
Syrian rebels last week
met with British officials to discuss expanding military aid for rebel groups.
suffered a dramatic defeat after the Syrian government deployed chemical weapons against key rebel strongholds.
seized control of a key military airbase in north-western Syria.
declined to participate in Russian-sponsored peace negations with the Syrian government.
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