Current Events Quiz, June 16, 2014
This activity contains 10 questions.
What effect did the chaos in Iraq have globally last week?
It drove global oil and gas prices higher.
It led the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait to renew leases on military bases with the United States.
It led the European Union to deploy peacekeeping forces to Baghdad.
It did all of the above.
Militants in _______ last week imposed a strict Islamic dress code, detaining more than 100 women they accused of dressing immorally under Islamic law.
Bowe Bergdahl returned to the United States last week. Who is Bergdahl?
A former US ambassador detained by the Russian government for six months.
A US citizen held in a North Korean labor camp for two years.
A former NSA contractor who leaked classified documents to Wikileaks.
A US soldier held by the Taliban for five years.
Five US special operations soldiers were killed in a friendly fire accident in _______ last week after coalition aircraft mistook them for insurgent and attacked their position.
The Chinese government last week accused _______ of engaging in reckless behavior after a near collision between a Chinese TU-154 military aircraft and two F-15 fighters sent to monitor the aircraft’s movements over the East China Sea.
The United States
Taxi drivers in major European cities, including London, Madrid, Lyon, and Milan, engaged in a one-day strike last Wednesday. The divers were protesting
the increasing popularity of apps like Uber, which help connect customers and freelance drivers.
a decision by the European Union to impose stricter licensing and insurance liability requirements on taxi drivers.
a decision by the European Court of Human Rights that prohibited countries from restricting immigration of professional drivers.
an EU decision to increase fuel efficiency standards and gasoline prices on the continent.
The military government of ______, which seized power and deposed the country’s Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, in May, last week said it would seek to have a caretaker government in place by September.
What major international sporting event began last week in Brazil?
The Goodwill Games
The Summer Olympic Games
The soccer/football World Cup
The baseball World Series
The Russian government last week threatened to _______ in order to address recent developments in Ukraine.
withdraw its ambassador and terminate diplomatic relations with Ukraine
increase its military presence along Ukraine’s eastern border
suspend all trade and cross-border movement into Ukraine
terminate a favorable natural gas deal
Al Qaeda-backed militants seized the towns of ______ and _______ in Iraq last week, prompting a massive civilian exodus from the region and threatening the stability of Prime Minister Nouri al Malaki’s regime.
Kirkut and Najaf
Basra and Abu Ghraib
Mosul and Takrit
Falujah and Baghdad
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