Current Events Quiz, July 21, 2014
This activity contains 10 questions.
The Australian Senate last week narrowly voted to repeal a controversial law that ___________, marking a setback for the Labour Party that had championed the law before it was dismissed last year.
imposed a carbon tax
eased immigration laws
increased the minimum wage
increased the highest personal income tax rates
At least 14 soldiers in ___________ were killed in an attack near the country’s border with Algeria after Islamic militants in the region launched an offensive against two checkpoints near Mount Chaambi.
Bucking a general trend towards stricter child labor laws, the government of _________ last week approved legislation that would lower the legal working age in the country to 10, provided the children also go to school and receive parental supervision.
The World Trade Organization last week ruled that tariffs imposed by the United States against Chinese ___________ exports violated WTO rules protecting free trade. The United States maintained that the tariffs were necessary to defend against Chinese subsidies.
rare earth minerals
steel and solar panels
computers and electronic components
The Obama Administration last week announced it would seek to move forward in its efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, approving a deal that would
move most detainees to the United States to face trial in civilian courts.
free most detainees.
transfer some detainees to Uruguay.
move most detainees to US military bases abroad.
President Obama last week signaled he would __________ in negotiations with Iran, setting the stage for a possible showdown with Congressional Republicans who oppose the move.
seek to end sanctions against Iran
seek additional time for nuclear negotiations
seek to expand the number of parties
seek to secure passage of a compressive agreement on Iraq
Manuel Noriega, the deposed former President of Panama who is serving a life sentence in the United States after having been convicted of murder and drug trafficking, last week filed suit against
the United Nations, alleging that he was still Panama’s legal representative to the organization and should be permitted to attend meetings from prison via teleconference.
Netflix, arguing the company stole the plot line for the political thriller House of Cards from his life story.
the United States government, alleging that it illegally obtained evidence used against him in his trial and violated his rights as a sovereign head of state.
Activision, arguing that their popular game Call of Duty: Black Ops II used his image without his permission and defamed his character.
The United States government last week announced new sanctions against Russia, targeting the country’s financial, defense, and energy holdings. The sanctions, announced by President Obama on Thursday, was intended to respond to
the Russian parliament’s passage of a law prohibiting proselytizing by non-Eastern Orthodox religions.
Russian support for North Korea’s nuclear program.
Russian support for militant separatists in eastern Ukraine.
the Russian government’s detention of opposition leaders.
The Israeli government yesterday launched a ground invasion of ________, less than 24 hours after a short, five hour ceasefire permitted civilians in the region to remove items from their homes.
the West Bank
the Golan Heights
It is believe that crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 over eastern Ukraine last week was caused by
a critical failure in the Boeing 777’s airframe.
a surface-to-air missile launched by pro-government Ukrainian forces.
a surface-to-air missile launched by pro-Russian separatists.
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