Current Events Quiz, January 27, 2014
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At least four personnel from the _________ Embassy in Tripoli, the capital of Libya, were kidnapped over the weekend.
A five-member Privacy and Civil Liberties Overnight Board last week issued a paper declaring that the National Security Agency’s telephone wiretapping program was
illegal, but effective in combating terrorism.
illegal and ineffective in combating terrorism.
legal and effective in combating terrorism.
legal, but ineffective in combating terrorism.
Jamaica’s Olympic bobsled team will be able to compete in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi this year after they secured enough funds to participate
by selling cookies door-to-door.
from a donation from billionaire Warren Buffet.
through an American aid program intended to promote filmmaking in the island country.
by crowdsourcing the necessary funds through internet donors.
Texas authorities were condemned by the Mexican government and by Secretary of State John Kerry after they executed a Mexican national
who was wanted for questioning in Mexico for his association with a powerful drug cartel.
who had been denied his right to consult with the Mexican consulate during his criminal trial.
whose only crime had been entering the United States illegally.
who suffered from severe intellectual disability and was believed to have the emotional development of a five year old child.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe garnered significant attention when he compared the relationship between China and Japan to the _______ during his keynote address to the World Economic Forum last week in Davos, Switzerland.
relationship between Europe and the United States
great power rivalries in Europe that led to World War I
relationship between Israel and Palestine
relationship between the United States and Canada
A cease-fire between government and rebel forces in ________ was signed last week, facilitating hopes that the conflict which has resulted in thousands of deaths and more than 500,000 displaced persons since last month might soon end.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew last week warned Congress that
the government could reach the debt ceiling sooner than the anticipated mid-February deadline.
the proposed free trade agreement with the European Union would not be concluded before the end of 2014.
unemployment in the United States would likely exceed 10 percent by the end of the year.
the country’s trade deficit officially exceeded more than $2 trillion in 2013.
According to a speech delivered by Coca-Cola’s Jeff Seabright at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, _______ is the most significant threat to both Coca-Cola and the global economy.
China’s stalled growth
the economic downturn in the United States
After weeks of clashes between President Viktor Yanukovych and protestors demanding closer ties with the European Union, President Yanukovych made what concessionary move over the weekend?
He invited German Chancellor Angela Merkel to visit Ukraine to begin discussing closer relations with the European Union.
He voided an agreement reached with the Russian government and agreed to move forward with negotiations with the European Union in principle.
He ordered the release of more than 1,000 political prisoners arrested since the clashes began.
He offered the post of Prime Minister to opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
The third anniversary of the 2011 ______, a seminal event in the Arab Spring, was marked on Saturday by clashes between protestors and security forces and a series of explosions across the country’s capital.
Egyptian revolution overthrowing President Hosni Mubarak
Introduction of widespread political reforms by King Mohammed VI of Morocco
Libyan revolution overthrowing President Muammar Gaddafi
Mohamed Bouazizi’s self-immolation in Tunisia
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