Current Events Quiz, July 1, 2013
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President Barack Obama is on a tour of Africa this week. Which of the following countries was NOT on his schedule?
In a surprising development following days of protests across Brazil, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor, Eduardo Paes, said Brazil “lost a great opportunity” when it
failed to invest in healthcare, transportation, and infrastructure.
withdrew from negotiations to establish a new Latin American Free Trade Area.
cancelled its bit to host the 2024 summer Olympics.
increased military and police spending by 35% to deal with the protests.
The United States warned travelers against visiting _____ last week after fresh clashes broke out between protesters and supporters of embattled President Mohammed Morsi.
Eight Thai soldiers were killed in a roadside explosion in southern Thailand last week. The attack was the deadliest in several years and was believed to be the responsibility of southern militants demanding
the establishment of an Islamic state in Thailand.
the withdrawal of Thai forces from Afghanistan.
greater autonomy for Southern minorities.
all of the above.
The government of Bangladesh described as “harsh” and “disappointing” a decision by the U.S. government to
impose strict structural adjustment conditionalities as a precondition for receiving a new IMF loan.
require Bangladesh stop providing funding for family planning as a precondition for receiving UN aid.
cancel U.S. aid programming to Bangladesh as part of sequestration.
suspend Bangladesh’s preferable trade status in protest over poor working conditions.
According to official Chinese media reports, riots erupted in Xinjiang province last week, as protesters attacked police stations and set fires to police cars. At least 35 people were killed in the protests led by Uighurs. Who are the Uighurs?
A Buddhist minority led by the Dalai Lama.
An ethnic minority which generally follows Islam.
A communist rebel group which believes China has abandoned the true Communist path.
A religious group led by the Reverend Sun Myung Moon.
The European Union has agreed to open accession talks with _______, whose proposed membership has long been delayed as a result of disputes over the status of the breakaway region of Kosovo.
A US military court overturned the conviction of Marine Sargent Lawrence Hutchins last week after it was discovered that he was improperly held in solitary confinement for seven days without access to his attorney. Hutchins was sentenced to 11 years after having been found guilty of
stealing $3 million in cash intended for Iraqi reconstruction.
being involved in a same-sex relationship with another soldier under his command.
being involved in the abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib.
murdering an Iraqi police officer.
Qatar’s leader, the Emir Sheikh Tamim, unveiled his new cabinet last week, reshuffling several key members of his ruling coalition. Qatar’s politics are unique because Qatar
was the first Middle Eastern democracy
is one of only two states in the Middle East where women are permitted to vote.
has been ruled by the same family for almost 150 years.
is the first state to democratically elect a theocratic government.
A German court last week blocked a request by Bild, a German newspaper, to require the full release of Adolf Eichmann’s personal files. Eichmann was most well-known as the
last President of East Germany.
leader of the pro-communist Red Army Faction terrorist group.
Nazi leader who managed the logistics of the holocaust.
head of the East German secret police, the Stasi.
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