Current Events Quiz, July 22, 2013
This activity contains 10 questions.
More than 20 children died in the northern Indian state of Bihar last week as a result of
eating a school lunch tainted with a powerful insecticide.
a deadly bus crash while on a school outing.
a terrorist attack by masked gunmen associated with the Khalistan National Army.
a suicide bomb attack believed to be the work of al Qaeda.
The government of Venezuela last week announced it was ending its bid to improve relations with the United States after Samantha Powers decried a “crackdown on civil society” in Venezuela in testimony before the US Senate. Samantha Powers is President Barack Obama’s nominee for
Secretary of State.
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Secretary of Defense.
United Nations Ambassador.
The Israeli government last week announce it would ____ as part of an agreement made with the US Secretary of State to resume peace talks?
end its embargo on the Gaza Strip
free more than 300 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails
enter direct negotiations with Hamas
cease settlements in the disputed West Bank territory
Negotiations between the three leading political parties in _____ broke down over the weekend, dealing a significant setback in the country’s efforts to reach a deal over austerity measures and secure financial support from European Union and International Monetary Fund lenders.
Which well-known African leader celebrated his 95th birthday in a South African hospital last week?
The government of Panama last week charged the crew of a North Korean ship with endangering public security after it was discovered that the ship was carrying ______ from Cuba to North Korea in violation of United Nations sanctions.
satellite computer guidance chips
fusible nuclear materials
weapons and weapons parts
A court in Italy convicted five people of manslaughter charges as a result of the January 2012
extraordinary rendition of Khaled El-Masri from Rome.
crash of an American F-16 fighter jet into an Italian ski resort.
sinking of the cruise ship Costa Concordia.
imposition of deep spending cuts in Italy’s social security program.
Alexi Navalny, an opposition candidate for the mayor of ______ who was released from a Russian jail by court order last week, announced he would continue his political campaign in opposition to the poliocies of President Vladimir Putin.
A bomb exploded in the Beijing International Airport over the weekend. The Chinese state news agency announced that the bomber, Ji Zhongxing, exploded the homemade device
after being denied permission to distribute leaflets.
after losing his job in the Sony factory in Shenzhen.
to protest Chinese policy in Tibet.
to draw attention to poor environmental conditions in many Chinese cities.
Unrest in the northern town of Kidal, ______, over the weekend resulted in at least one death as rival factions clashed ahead of planned presidential elections.
Central African Republic
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