Current Events Quiz, September 9, 2013
This activity contains 10 questions.
Tony Abbott will be Australia’s new Prime Minister after the ruling center-left party was defeated by its rival center-right _______ party in national elections over the weekend.
A day after a blackout affected 70 percent of the country and amid ongoing electricity shortages, the Venezuelan government announced it was establishing a security force to defend the country’s electrical system. What is causing the ongoing blackouts in Venezuela?
Excess demand for electricity by the country’s rapidly growing industrial sector.
An embargo on refined oil and gas shipments to Venezuela.
A lack of investment in the power infrastructure.
Terrorist attacks by rebel groups against power generating facilities.
Three cities made the final round of voting to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. Which of the following was NOT one of those three cities?
Citing growing concerns about “current tensions in the region,” the US State Department last week ordered all non-emergency personnel to evacuate from
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto faces growing opposition and popular protest in the face of his efforts to
reform the Mexican education system.
expand the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to other Latin American partners.
develop closer military ties with the United States by supporting Syrian intervention.
end the ongoing War on Drugs in Mexico.
After a report last week that radiation levels spiked and radioactive water continues to seep from the site, the Japanese government’s ability to manage the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear site is being called into question. What caused the leak in the first place?
The 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami
The 2004 Pacific tsunami
A terror attack by covert North Korean operatives
At least 20 people were killed when a bomb was detonated on Saturday at a popular restaurant in _____, the capital of ______.
The government of Pakistan announced over the weekend it would take what step in an effort to advance the Afghan peace process?
Extradite sixteen Afghanis wanted by the United States to Afghanistan
Provide military guarantees for the security of Afghanistan
Offer political asylum to Afghan opposition forces
Free seven Taliban prisoners
President Obama pushed for an agreement among G-20 leaders meeting in St Petersburg over the weekend on what issue?
Capping global greenhouse gas emissions
Greater coordination in efforts to improve the global economy
Extending European Union membership to Turkey
Intervention in Syria
The Prime Minister of _______ over the weekend offered a robust defense of his economic program, promising that the country’s six year recession would end next year if his reforms continue.
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