Current Events Quiz, April 21, 2014
This activity contains 10 questions.
Four French journalists held captive in _______ for the past four months have been released and are described as being in good health despite their prolonged captivity.
Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez died in Mexico aged 87 last week. Marquez is best known as the author of
The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum.
One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera.
Dialogues In Paradise and Vertical Motion.
The Grass is Singing and The Good Terrorist.
President Obama last week signed into law a bill that would deny Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations from emerging the country. The new law denies diplomatic status to any individual who has engaged in
crimes against humanity.
all of the above.
In an landmark ruling last week, the Supreme Court of Indian formally
recognized Pakistani sovereign control over the disputed Kashmir region, effectively ending Indian claims to the area.
outlawed the caste system, ruling that social caste and class may not be used as a factor in hiring decisions or in civil or criminal law.
recognized the rights of transgendered persons, mandating that the government provide them with fair representation in education and professional life.
made gender discrimination a crime, ruling that private businesses and organizations may not discriminate on the basis of gender in the provision of services.
The United States, Ukraine, and Russia last week negotiated a deal to address the crisis in Ukraine. Under the terms of the new agreement,
pro-Russian militant groups would surrender building seized during the crisis.
Russia would withdraw its forces from Ukraine’s borders.
Crimea will be returned to Ukrainian control.
all of the above will take place.
An armed attack on a United Nations compound in _______ last week was decried by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as “unacceptable and constitutes a war crime.”
the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The United States last week announced it would _________ in response to Russia’s military actions near Ukraine.
increase its troop presence in Germany
impose a new set of travel restrictions and asset seizures for high ranking Russian officials
expand military drills in Poland and Estonia
do all of the above
The captain of a ferry that capsized in _________ last week, killing at least 28 people and leaving more than 250 missing, was arrested over the weekend on charges that he was negligent in his duty and violated maritime law.
According to several stories in major news outlets last week, what effect is Russia’s intervention in Ukraine having on President Vladimir Putin?
His popularity is increasing and Russia is benefiting from increased foreign direct investment and climbing stock market prices.
His popularity is increasing, but Russia is suffering from capital flight and collapsing stock market prices.
His popularity is declining, but Russia is benefiting from increased foreign direct investment and climbing stock market prices.
His popularity is declining and Russia is suffering from capital flight and collapsing stock market prices.
More than 100 schoolgirls in northern ______ were kidnapped last week by the Boko Haram terrorist group, who seeks to impose their vision of radical Islamic rule on the country.
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