Current Events Quiz, April 22, 2013
This activity contains 10 questions.
A powerful _______ killed more than 150 and injured several thousand in the southwestern rural province of Sichuan, China, last week.
Iraqis took to the polls last week to elect a new government. Last week’s Iraqi elections were unique because it marked the first election
since the U.S. withdrew its combat forces in 2011.
since the Shia-led parties withdrew from the ruling Sunni-coalition.
in which there was no incumbent president.
certified as free and fair by international observers.
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was remanded by the Pakistani high court last week on charges stemming from his 2007 effort to
secure nuclear weapons from Russian suppliers.
disband parliament following poor electoral results for his party.
dismiss several high court judges, including the Chief Justice.
arrest more than 100 opposition Members of Parliament.
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano last week agreed to resign his presidency and run for office again. His decision was
the result of the inability of his center-left coalition to agree on a single presidential candidate.
part of his effort to resolve the political standoff in Italy that has left the country without a government since November.
a condition imposed by the European Union as part of Italy’s most recent rescue package.
announced following disclosure that he had engaged in an extramarital affair.
Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as the new Venezuelan President last week. Maduro was formerly
an opposition leader with close ties to China.
Vice President under Hugo Chavez’s government.
an anti-government guerrilla and suspect drug trafficker.
an opposition leader with close ties to the United States.
Seven members of a French family kidnapped by gunmen in northern ______ in February were released last week and are reported to be in good health despite their ordeal.
In an effort to stabilize the country following last month’s rebel takeover, African states neighboring _______ last week announced they would deploy an additional 2,000 soldiers to the troubled country.
Central African Republic
Although unconfirmed at the time of his arrest, it is believed that the teenager suspected of carrying out the bombing at the Boston Marathon last week may have had ties to
The Israeli government last week announced it would be willing to act unilaterally to prevent Syrian weapons from “entering the wrong hands.” What sparked Israel’s announcement?
The discovery of a biological weapons facility in a rebel-held region of Syria.
The announcement by the Syrian government that it had developed a nuclear capability.
The belief that Syria had used chemical weapons against rebel forces.
The decision by the Iranian government to offer advanced missile technology to Syria.
Tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets of _______ last week to protest against the unpopular policies of President Christina Fernandez de Kirchner.
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