Current Events Quiz, June 30, 2014
This activity contains 10 questions.
In a meeting with the leaders of India and Burma over the weekend, the President of _________ sought to downplay concerns over the country’s increasing military spending, asserting that his country would never impose its will on other nations no matter how strong it becomes.
In a surprising concession at the Mozambique Conference on the Ottawa Convention, the United States last week said it would
voluntarily submit to the compulsory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice.
no longer produce or buy anti-personnel landmines.
meet its obligations to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels.
provide financial support for global family planning initiatives.
Amado Boudou, Vice President of _________, was last week charged with corrupting after he was accused of using his influence to ensure a contract to print the country’s currency was issued to a company he controlled.
The government of __________ declined to hear an appeal in the conviction of three foreign journalists on charges that they supported terrorism. Despite claims they were merely covering the country’s rapidly changing political environment, the journalists each face sentences of 7-10 years.
Secretary of State John Kerry last week met with Massoud Barzani, President of _________, in an effort to convince him to remain part of Iraq and not to boycott efforts to establish a new government in the country.
The UN’s International Telecommunication Union last week issued a report that found __________ is the world’s most disconnected country, calling it the “North Korea of Africa” and observing that just one percent of country’s citizens have access to the internet, and less than 6 percent have access to either landlines or cellphones.
The government of Ukraine last week signed a new trade deal with________, provoking Moscow to issue a statement asserting the agreement would have “serious consequences.”
the European Union
the World Trade Organization
the United States
the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, which pit the Triple Alliance of _______ against the Triple Entente of ________.
Triple Alliance: UK, France, and Italy; Triple Entente: Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Russia;
Triple Alliance: Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Russia; Triple Entente: UK, France, and Italy
Triple Alliance: Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy; Triple Entente: UK, France, and Russia
Triple Alliance: UK, France, and Russia; Triple Entente: Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy;
Despite strong opposition from the United Kingdom, the European Union will likely approve Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Junker as _________ at its upcoming summit this week, less than a week after Junker was nominated by the European Commission in an usual non-unanimous vote.
President of the European Commission
President of the European Council
Chair of the European Parliament
Chief Justice of the European Court of Justice
Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who had been arrested and faced the death penalty in Sudan on charges that she _______ last week sought refuge in the US Embassy in Khartoum.
was an apostate because she married a Christian man
was the widow of former al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri
had illegally immigrated from Syria to Sudan
helped to smuggle more than 200 Sudanese children out of the country
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