Current Events Quiz, June 23, 2014
This activity contains 10 questions.
An court in _________ last week confirmed death sentences for 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters, including the group’s leader, asserting their supported an attack against a police station last year.
The United States last week announced it would impose sanctions against _________, arguing that anti-gay laws in the country that impose life imprisonment for being gay were “counter to universal human rights.”
______ last week announced it had detained 17 militants after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at a checkpoint in the country’s capital, Beirut, injuring 32 people and killing 1.
The Presbyterian Church became the first religious group in the United States to endorce a new divestment program intended to increase pressure on
Russia, to pressure the country to return Crimea to Ukraine and withdraw its military forces from the region.
China, to pressure the country to improve its human rights record and its treatment of religious and ethnic minorities.
Rwanda, to pressure the country to withdraw its forces from the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Israel, to pressure the country to move towards a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.
Ukraine’s President, Petro Poroshenko, last week announced the country would _________ in response to recent developments with Russian nationalists in the eastern part of the country.
seek NATO assistance in launching new operations against Russian forces along the country’s eastern border
undertake new military operations intended to retake Crimea
impose an immediate, unilateral ceasefire lasting one week
expand counter-insurgency operations in the disputed regions around Donetsk and Luhansk
The United Nations last week warned that an outbreak of ________ in West Africa was “out of control” and could spread beyond the region.
The United States last week announced had taken Abu Khattala into custody. Khattala was wanted by the United States on charges that he
planned the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 in Yemen.
planned the 2012 attacks against the US embassy in Benghazi, Libya.
was the nuclear scientist responsible for overseeing Iran’s nuclear weapons program.
was the second-highest ranking member of al Qaeda, responsible for the organization’s finances.
President Obama last week announced the United States would _______ in response to the seizure of several Iraqi cities by the jihadist group known as ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
deploy naval and air assets to Iraq to provide air support for Iraqi forces
deploy the First Airborne Division to Iraq and conduct targeted military operations against ISIS forces
take no immediate action
deploy more than 300 US military advisors to Iraq to aid in the training of Iraqi security forces
The US Supreme Court handed Argentina a stinging defeat last week when it declined to hear an appeal from the country, effectively upholding a lower court decision that Argentina
must repay several hedge funds who purchased the country’s debt after the country’s 2001 debt crisis.
cannot receive US military or development assistance until it severs diplomatic relations with Cuba.
cannot extend diplomatic immunity to Reynaldo Bignone, one of the country’s last surviving dictators from the military junta that ruled the country from 1976 until 1983.
must return more than $150 million in assets belonging to the Dole fruit company that were seized by the country’s military government in 1982.
Prince Felipe was proclaimed monarch and head of state of _______, succeeding his father, King Juan Carlos I, who abdicated the position on June 2nd.
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