Current Events Quiz, March 31, 2014
This activity contains 10 questions.
Arenas, the main opposition party in ________ last week admitted defeat in national elections held earlier this month, less than a week after the country’s elector court rejected the party’s appeal.
United Nations officials last week reported than more than one million people have fled their homes since December when fighting broke out in
Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Russia’s membership in the _______ was suspended last week in response to its intervention in the breakaway Ukrainian region of Crimea.
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE)
World Trade Organization (WTO)
United Nations (UN)
The Secret Service last week send home three agents who were intoxicated in a hotel in __________ ahead of President Obama’s arrival in the country. According to reports, the agents had passed out in the hotel lobby, requiring the assistance of hotel staff.
A New York jury last week voted to convict Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the former spokesperson for al Qaeda, on terrorism-related charges. What made the trial and verdict unusual?
Abu Ghaith was Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law.
Abu Ghaith was the highest-ranking al Qaeda figure to face trial since the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.
The trial took place entirely in a civilian court despite claims that it should have been conducted by a military tribunal.
All of the above.
According to a report by Radio Free Asia last week, the government of North Korea has issued a new policy requiring college students in the country to
sport the same haircut as the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un.
marry and have at least two children before they can study abroad.
be members of the North Korean Communist Party.
complete at least four years of English language courses as part of their course of study.
The US Congress last week approved a new $1 billion aid package for Ukraine after President Obama dropped his effort to tie the measure to a proposal to
expand health benefits for US military veterans.
approve a new free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union.
pay off the back dues owed by the United States to the United Nations.
overhaul the International Monetary Fund.
The government of _______, which had previously undertaken to restrict access to Twitter, last week announced they would also seek to limit access to YouTube ahead of elections in the country.
A UN diplomat last week accused Russia of threatening and attempting to intimidate several Eastern European and Central Asian states if they voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution that
declared Crimea’s referendum on seceding from Ukraine invalid.
recognized the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all former Soviet Republics.
declared Russia’s invasion of Crimea illegal under international law.
did all of the above.
President Obama last week ordered an increase in the number of US military personnel searching for the accused warlord
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