Current Events Quiz, March 9, 2015
This activity contains 10 questions.
The government of Colombia last week reached an historic deal with Farc rebels under which the former enemies agreed to cooperate in an effort to
secure the country’s borders against foreign fighters.
reintegrate former child soldiers into society.
remove landmines from the country’s rural areas.
identify the remains of more than 10,000 people killed in the conflict.
The government of ___________ last week recalled its ambassador to Chile, asserting that Chile had engaged in military espionage against it.
Masked gunmen opened fire on a bar in Bamako, the capital of ____________, last week, killing five people in an attack believed to be the work of Islamic militants in the country.
According to several reports, Islamic State militants in ____________ are believed to have destroyed the remains of the ancient city of Hatra, a Unesco world heritage site founded by the Parthian Empire more than 2,000 years ago.
Russian officials last week announced they had captured two suspects believed to have been involved in the murder of Boris Nemtsov, who was
the leader of Vladmir Putin’s reelection campaign.
the Russian general responsible for operations in Ukraine.
a former KGB official who was suspected of attempting to defect to the United States.
a Russian opposition politician.
In an effort to improve gender equity in the country, the German government passed a new law that, effective next year, would
require that wages paid to women be equal to those of men in any company operating in Germany.
guarantee at least two years paid maternity leave for all German women.
limit the ability of German companies to dismiss or fire female employees.
require that 30 percent of supervisory seats in German companies be reserved for women.
Which foreign official last week briefed the US Congress on Iran’s nuclear ambitions?
British Prime Minister David Cameroon
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Russian President Vladimir Putin
French President Francois Holland
Which West African country last week released its final Ebola patient from hospital, suggesting the country was well on its way to being Ebola free?
The US Ambassador to ______________ was last week hospitalized after an assailant attacked him with a knife in protest over joint US military operations with the country.
Shiite forces operating in southern Syria over the weekend made significant advances against ISIS rebels operating in the country. Which country supports the Shiite forces in the region?
The United States
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