Current Events Quiz, July 8, 2013
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A plane carrying _______’s President, Evo Morales, was forced to land and be searched in Austria last week after authorities received an incorrect tip that Edward Snowden was aboard.
The situation in Egypt continued to be tense as violent clashes between pro- and anti-Morsi demonstrators erupted following last week’s
terrorist attack on President Morsi’s motorcade as it made its way through Cairo.
arrest of President Morsi by Egypt’s military.
defeat of President Morsi in Tuesday’s national election.
attempted assassination of President Morsi by Israeli commandos.
At least 29 students and a teacher were killed in a pre-dawn attack by the group Boko Haram in northern Nigeria over the weekend. Boko Haram’s primary goal is to
end the education of female students.
establish an Islamic state in northern Nigeria.
overthrow the Nigerian government.
gain control over valuable narco-trafficking lanes that bisect the region.
The government of _______ last week lifted a state of emergency imposed in January, when the French military intervened to help drive out Islamists occupying the northern part of the country.
Officials from North and South Korea opened talks last week intended to
re-establish the telephone hotline between the two governments that was closed last year.
resolve the status of the disputed border in the South China Sea.
formally end the Korean War.
reopen the Kaesong industrial complex.
Portugal’s Prime Minister, Pedro Passos Coelho, last week announced his center-right coalition had reached an agreement to keep the coalition in place after it was plunged into crisis when two key cabinet members resigned in protest to
the austerity measures imposed to receive EU aid.
the President’s proposal to withdraw from the European Union.
the parliament’s passage of a law strictly limiting abortion in the largely Catholic country.
Portugal’s decision to expand its military involvement in Afghanistan.
Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who disclosed the existence of a secret US surveillance program, last week received offers of from two of the 21 countries from which he has requested asylum. Which two countries last week offered Snowden asylum?
Ecuador and Cuba
Spain and South Africa
Venezuela and Nicaragua
China and Russia
French officials described as “inexact” claims published in the French newspaper Le Monde last week that the French government
had threatened to veto a proposed rescue package for Greece in the lead up to the Greek financial crisis.
was threatening to withdraw from the Eurozone if Britain forced a renegotiation of its European Union obligations as proposed.
had secretly deployed French forces to Chad in violation of United Nations resolutions.
was engaged in spying on computer and telephone data of French nationals.
The Prime Minister of ______, Plamen Oresharski, last week suggested that another early election should take place in the country which has been marred by massive daily protests over the past three weeks.
President Robert Mugabe of ______ called on his supporters to “go into that battle well-armed” and claimed that he would garner more than 90 percent of the vote in presidential elections scheduled for the end of this month.
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