Current Events Quiz, June 10, 2013
This activity contains 10 questions.
President Barack Obama last week defended a US government program known as PRISM. What kind of program is PRISM?
A secret drone strike program in Pakistan targeting suspected terrorists.
A secret program to prove Iran with fuel for its nuclear power facilities.
A US aid program for middle-income developing countries.
A program surveilling the internet communications of US citizens.
Ollanta Humala, the President of ______, rejected a request to pardon former President Alberto Fujimori on humanitarian grounds. Fujimori was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2009 on charges that he committed human rights violations when he
ordered the killings of 25 people by death squads and kidnapped journalists during Peru’s civil war.
launched an unprovoked war against Peru’s neighbor, Bolivia, seeking to take control the country’s oil reserves.
supported illegal narco-trafficking from Peru to the United States.
sought to eradicate the Matsés Matis and Korubo, two indigenous communities in the Amazon rainforest.
The government of Brazil last week announced it would send the army in to resolve a dispute over the
country’s border with Ecuador.
occupation of Brazil’s new Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
rights of indigenous communities to disputed ranch land.
status of a ship that illegally docked in a harbor in Porto Alegre.
Nelson Mandela, the former President of ______, was admitted to hospital and treated for a lung infection last week.
In their first meeting since Xi became president in March, President Barack Obama last week met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a summit in California to discuss “areas of tension” between the two countries. Which of the following was NOT one of those “areas of tension” discussed at the summit?
Chinese investment in the United States
The release of Chinese political prisoners
North Korea’s nuclear ambitions
The Cambodian Parliament last week approved a bill that would make it illegal to
deny atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s.
adopt Cambodian children and more them outside of the country.
use US dollars in any economic transaction in the country.
engage in same-sex relationships.
The United Nations last week launched the largest appeal in the organization’s history, requesting $5 billion in contributions from Member States to finance
humanitarian operations in Syria.
an expanded peacekeeping operation along the Korean border.
drought relief in North Africa.
emergency debt relief for Greece.
Authorities in _______ have evacuated more than 2,000 people from villages along the Danube River as the country faces massive flooding that has already killed 15.
the Czech Republic
European Union officials last week called on the government of ______ to investigate the excessive use of force in quelling protests that have rocked the country for more than a week.
In signs that the relations between the two countries are normalizing, the government of North Korea last week
permitted South Korean workers employed in the North back into the country.
reopened its phone hotline to South Korea.
agreed to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
released 154 political prisoners.
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