Current Events Quiz,February 11, 2013
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German education minister Annette Schavan resigned last week following
revocation of her doctoral degree by the University of Dusseldorf on accusations of plagiarism.
the leak of documents proving she was a member of the East German Communist Party before German reunification.
the publication of a report criticizing the German educational system and concluding that Germany’s primary school system was the poorest performing in the European Union.
allegations that she exercised the power of her office to get preferential treatment for her family members’ applications to graduate school.
The Obama administration took the unusual step of providing copies of a highly classified report to the Senate intelligence committee to bolster their case that John Brennan should head the Central Intelligence Agency. What topic did the classified reports cover?
The current status of Iran’s nuclear program.
The attack against U.S. State Department officials in Benghazi, Libya.
The U.S. drone strike program.
The strike that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden.
A Chilean judge last week ordered the exhumation of Pablo Neruda’s remains as part of an inquest into the causes of Neruda’s death. Pablo Neruda is perhaps best known as
the former president of Chile.
a peace activist who opposed the Pinochet government.
a Nobel Prize winning poet.
the first man to cross Antarctica.
The government of _______ last week cut the value of its currency, the bolivar, by 32 percent in an effort to boost its struggling economy.
Nine women were killed by gunmen in Nigeria last week. The women were killed because they
converted to Islam.
were distributing polio vaccinations.
refused to marry according to local custom.
were accused of being witches.
Sunday marked the beginning of the Lunar New Year (often referred to as the Chinese New Year). The new year will be the year of the
European Union officials meeting in Brussels hammered out a budget agreement covering 2014-2020. What is remarkable about the new EU budget?
It doubles real spending on military and foreign affairs.
It eliminates aid for the stressed Greek and Spanish economy and provides a pathway for them to leave the Eurozone.
It includes a real budget cut for the first time in the history of the European Union.
It ends financial support for the controversial Common Agricultural Policy.
China and Japan’s ongoing dispute over the Senkaky/Diaoyu islands escalated again last week after Japan accused
Chinese military vessels of locking weapons systems onto a Japanese Ship.
China of stoking nationalist sentiment during the Lunar New Year celebrations.
China of using its extensive foreign aid budget to sway regional states to support Chinese claims.
Chinese nationals of illegally boarding Japanese naval vessels operating in the region.
Russian officials last week placed Sergei Udaltsov under house arrest last week on charges that he was organizing “mass disorder” and protest in Moscow. Udaltsov is the leader of which Russian opposition political party?
The Left Front
The Communist Party of the Russian Federation
A Just Russia
At least 33 people were killed and more than 100 injured following a series of car bomb attacks concentrated in the Shia areas of
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