Current Events Quiz, May 20, 2013
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It was discovered last week that Russia, one of the few remaining allies for the Syrian government, provided Syria with sophisticated ______. The move was condemned by the United States, which contends that the move could undermine any potential future military intervention in Syria.
missile guidance systems
The former leader of Argentina, Jorge Rafael Videla, passed away last week. For what was Videla most well-known?
He was the first Latin American President to also serve as Secretary General of the United Nations.
He was the first democratically elected president after Argentina’s military government collapsed in 1981.
He was the primary architect of Argentina’s “Dirty War,” in which 30,000 people were killed.
He oversaw Argentina’s rapid economic development in the 1980s.
______ took another step closer to joining fellow its South American states of Argentina and Uruguay in recognizing same-sex marriage after a judge in that country ruled that marriage licenses could not be legally denied to same-sex couples.
In a move it asserted was intended to promote a common national identity, the University of KwaZulu-Natal last week ordered that all students attending the prestigious South African University would be required to
sign a statement of allegiance to the South African government.
complete a course on South African history.
pass the same citizenship test required for immigrants to the country.
take Zulu language classes.
The United States state department condemned as “outrageous and offensive” remarks by the Toru Hashimoto, the mayor of Osaka, Japan, that
justified Japan’s use of sex slaves during World War II.
supported violent attacks on American citizens residing in Japan.
claimed that the United States used nuclear weapons on Japan after it had received an offer of surrender from the Japanese government in World War II.
contended that the American military presence in Japan undermined Japanese national identity and violated Japanese sovereignty.
Two explosions rocked mosques in the Malakand region of ________ as Friday prayers began there, killing at least 13 people.
Thousands of ultra-orthodox Jews took to the streets of Jerusalem last week in protest of a plan by the Israeli government to
end the blockade of traffic in and out of the Hezbollah-controlled Gaza Strip.
normalize relations with neighboring Syria.
eliminate the exemption for mandatory military service currently afforded the ultra-orthodox community.
disband four Israeli settlements in the West Bank as part of peace negotiations with the Palestinian authority.
The government of _______ launched a campaign to “rid the nation’s borders territories of terrorist bases and activity.” The move was launched in conjuction with a declaration of a state of emergency in the Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa states.
A Canadian newspaper said it had video of Toronto mayor Rob Ford
smoking crack cocaine.
accepting a bribe.
betting on illegal dog fights.
More than $1 million in precious jewels were stolen from a hotel in the French Riveria last week. The jewels were intended to be
auctioned by Christy's Auction House.
lent to movie stars attending the Cannes film festival.
smuggled out of France and into the United States.
gifted from the government of France to the government of Russia.
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