Current Events Quiz, October 21, 2013
This activity contains 10 questions.
The death toll from a major earthquake in _______ last week reached nearly 200 people.
Less than 24 hours after being elected to the key post, the government of Saudi Arabia formally declined the position of
chair of the United Nations General Assembly.
chair of the International Criminal Court.
rotating United Nations Security Council member.
rotating United Nations Economic and Social Council member.
In a move intended to protect citizens’ data, lawmakers in _______ last week introduced a measure that would require American companies operating in the area to seek clearance before complying with data warrants issued by the US government.
the European Union
In an interview published last week, ______ asserted that he took no classified materials with him when he sought political asylum in Russia.
The United States last week reached a deal to use an air base in _______ as a transit point to facilitate the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan.
A new free trade deal between the European Union and Canada was concluded last week. The deal, valued at more than $35 billion, is one of more than 80 trade pacts being negotiated by the European Union following
popular protests across Europe against further trade liberalization.
the breakdown of free trade negotiations between the European Union and the United States.
a demand by the German government to refocus the organization on trade development.
the collapse of the World Trade Organization’s Doha negotiations.
A fire in Brazil last week burned more than 180,000 tons of ______, pushing global prices to a one-year high.
A deadly suicide bomb attack against a popular restaurant in Somalia over the weekend appeared to be targeted at
the country’s Christian minority.
A car bomb exploded outside a military intelligence building in the city of Ismailiya, _______, over the weekend, injuring six soldiers and sparking a crackdown against militants in the area.
The Maldives was pushed into political uncertainty over the weekend as the presidential runoff election scheduled for Saturday was
delayed by the outbreak of political violence.
postponed due to complaints by independent elections observers.
cancelled by the country’s police.
boycotted by the opposition party.
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