Current Events Quiz, November 11, 2013
This activity contains 10 questions.
Typhoon Haiyan, a massive storm packing sustained winds of nearly 200 miles per hour, killed more than 1,000 people in _______ last week.
Diplomatic efforts by the United States to reach agreement with ______, including direct negotiations between representatives of that country and US Secretary of State John Kerry, were happened last week by strong opposition expressed by the Israeli government.
Ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, organizers made history by being the first Games in which the Olympic torch
toured through Antarctica.
was carried under water.
began at the site of the first Olympic Games in Greece.
was sent into space.
The United States last week lost its voting rights after it failed to pay more than $80 million in dues over two years in what international organization?
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
The United Nations Economic, Social, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
The International Monetary Fund (IMF)
The United States government last week charged Dino Bouterse with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Bouterse was already serving time after being charged with weapons and cocaine smuggling. Who is Bouterse?
A French General.
The son of the President of Suriname.
The former Dutch Ambassador to the United States.
The former Prime Minister of Panama.
At least six people were killed and 15 injured after a suspected suicide attack against a hotel in ______ over the weekend.
Sultani Makenga, leader of the M23 rebel group in _______, last week surrendered, suggesting an end to the ongoing conflict in the region might be nearing an end.
the Democratic Republic of the Congo
the Central African Republic
Chinese Communist Party leaders are meeting this week in Beijing at a four-day conference intended to discuss “major issues concerning comprehensively deepening reforms” and charting the economic and political agenda for the next decade. Which of the following, according to most observers, is NOT an area expected to be discussed?
Broadening electoral freedoms at the local level
Privatizing state-owned enterprises
Reforming household registration systems that restrict freedom of movement
Liberalizing the financial sector
The Spanish government last week released eight jailed Eta militants after
the Spanish parliament voted to grant amnesty to Eta militants as a “show of good faith.”
it reached an agreement on prisoner exchange with exiled Eta militants in Cape Verde.
the European Court of Human Rights ruled against a Spanish practice of extending prison terms for convicted terrorists.
Eta agreed to pay more than $1 billion in damages and end all demands for an independent Basque homeland.
Palestinian officials asserted that _____ was the “only Arafat death suspect” after a report found that Arafat may have died from polonium poisoning.
the United States
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