Current Events Quiz, April 28, 2014
This activity contains 10 questions.
The Pentagon last week ordered 20 staff stationed in _________ to leave the country after the country’s President, Rafael Correa, ordered the personnel to leave by the end of the month.
Electoral officials in ________ last week announced a runoff election would be scheduled after neither of the two leading candidates for the country’s presidency, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, were able to secure an outright majority.
Four politicians accused of participating in a plot to overthrow the government of ______ were freed after the government dropped the case. Nevertheless, international observers fear that the country is on the brink of a full-scale civil war, after clashes between government and rebel forces intensified last week.
A proposed reform to US food aid introduced in the US Congress last week would require that
all food provided as aid be subject to state and local sales taxes.
three-quarters of food aid be shipped on American-flagged vessels.
all food aid be distributed by third-party charities rather than by US government agencies.
recipient countries refrain from publicly criticizing US foreign policy.
While visiting Japan last week, President Barack Obama sparked controversy when he initially
declined to take a stand on who owns an island chain claimed by both Japan and China.
mispronounced the name of his host, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
attempted to shake hand with Japan’s Emperor, Akihito.
failed to address the tragic sinking of a South Korean ferry that resulted in more than 200 student deaths.
At least thirty people were killed when a bomb exploded at a political rally being held by a Shiite militant group in _______. A Sunni group claimed responsibility for the attack, suggesting that sectarian violence in the country is increasing.
Although global piracy has slowed in recent years, an oil tanker travelling in the _________ was seized last week, resulting in three crew members being taken hostage and millions gallons of fuel being stolen.
Gulf of Oman
Straits of Malacca
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad last week announced that his government would meet this week’s deadline to
withdraw from three contested provinces along the Turkish border.
hold free and fair elections to determine the country’s next government.
provide international observers complete access to government-administered refugee camps.
complete the handover of the country’s chemical weapons arsenal to international observers.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands last week announced it would seek to push the world’s nine nuclear states towards nuclear disarmament by
filing a lawsuit in the International Court of Justice.
offering to host high-level talks between the heads of state of all nine countries.
refusing to issue tourist visas to citizens from the nine countries.
doing all of the above.
The Russian government last week announced it was taking what steps in response to the United States’ decision to expand sanctions on Russia over its intervention in Ukraine?
It was expelling more than 300 American students studying in Russia.
It was imposing sanctions on the United States.
It was cutting off high level diplomatic talks.
It was limiting the movement of US diplomatic personnel in Russia.
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