Current Events Quiz, June 9, 2014
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Christine Lagarde appeared to rule herself out of the race to be the next president of the European Commission, reassuring observers that she intends to continue in her current role as
Director General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Chief Executive Officer of General Motors.
Secretary General of the United Nations.
Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.
At least 30 people were killed in the South Kivu region of _______ over the weekend, as ethnic clashes in the eastern part of the country intensified.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Central African Republic
The government of ________ last week announced it would establish a truth commission to investigate thousands of deaths in the country’s five-decade conflict.
________ was declared the overwhelming victory of presidential elections in Syria last week, although the United States and Europe quickly denounced the vote as undemocratic.
Vice President Najah al-Attar
Anas Al-Abdah, leader of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces
General Fahd Jassem al-Freij, Minister of Defense
Incumbent President Bashsar al-Assad
The Israeli government last week announced it would respond to the creation of a Palestinian unity government between Fatah and Hamas by
expanding Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
prohibiting migration between Palestinian territories and Israel.
imposing a complete embargo on all shipments into and out of Gaza.
terminating all direct talks between Israel and Palestine.
_______ launched its official Twitter account last week, with an initial tweet that read “We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.” Within five hours, the organization had more than 200,000 followers.
The Central Intelligence Agency
The National Intelligence Agency
The National Security Agency
The US Department of Defense
On Thursday of this week, _______ opens in Brazil.
the Commonwealth Games
the World Cup
the Baseball World Series
the Summer Olympics
President Obama met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and other global leaders on Friday, June 6 to commemorate what event?
The establishment of the World Trade Organization.
The D-Day landings of World War II.
The conclusion of the Treaty of Versailles ending World War I.
The fall of the Berlin Wall.
Thursday, June 4 marked the 25th anniversary of what event?
The collapse of the Soviet Union.
The massacre in Tiananmen Square, China.
The fall of the Berlin Wall.
The end of the first Gulf War.
At the G7 meeting last week, the Group of 7 called additional measures to
push Russia to negotiate and deescalate the situation in Ukraine.
expand aid to Afghanistan following the US troop withdrawal.
establish new measures to address tax havens.
address the global food crisis.
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