Current Events Quiz, April 13, 2015
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According to a report by the Los Angeles Times this week, the Pentagon has spent more than $10 billion in an unsuccessful attempt to develop
a ship-based laser attack system.
a system to permit all aircraft to be flown remotely without a pilot.
a new personal armor system for infantry.
a ballistic missile defense system.
South African police have arrested 17 people in the port city of Durban in response to
a plot to detonate a large bomb at the city’s soccer stadium.
a massive increase in human trafficking in the city.
a plot to assassinate the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini.
a wave of attacks on immigrants from other African countries.
Less than two weeks after Muhammadu Buhari won the presidency of Nigeria in the first democratic transition between presidents in the country’s history,
Buhari admitted he won as a result of electoral fraud and resigned his presidency.
violence broke out during elections for state governors and assemblies.
the national legislature voiced its disapproval and passed a resolution of no confidence in the president.
Buhari appointed his rival, former President Goodluck Jonathan, to serve as the country’s Prime Minister.
At least 20 laborers accused of working on an army-backed dam construction site in the southwestern province of Balochistan in ____________ were killed in an attack by masked gunmen believed to support a separatist cause in the region.
Thein Sein, President of _____________, met with opposition leader and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, to discuss upcoming elections.
Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi was in France over the weekend where he announced a new deal between the government of India and France. What does the new deal do?
It is a deal for India to purchase 36 advanced French fighter jets.
It permits the expatriation of nationals accused of crimes from one country to the other.
It establishes a free trade agreement between the two countries.
It provides for the unhindered migration of nationals between the two countries.
President Obama attended the Summit of the Americas in Panama City over the weekend. What made the talks historic?
It was the first time a sitting US President attended the high-level inter-American conference.
It was the first time the Chinese government was also in attendance.
It included the first top-level negotiations between the United States and Cuba in more than 50 years.
It was the first time the talks were not hosted in the United States.
The French government last week announced it was still hopeful that the Vatican would accept appointment of senior diplomat Laurent Stefanini to the post of Ambassador to the Vatican, although Vatican officials have not announced a formal decision. What makes Stefanini’s appointment controversial?
He would be the first openly gay ambassador to the Vatican.
He was previously expelled from the Vatican for refusing to take communion.
He would be the first divorced ambassador to the Vatican.
He would be the first openly atheist ambassador to the Vatican.
The humanities organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) last week announced it would dramatically expand which of its operations?
An operation providing relief for Syrians displaced by ongoing conflict in the country.
A ship-based operation in the Mediterranean intended to rescue African migrants seeking asylum in Europe.
An operation in South Sudan, which it was forced to suspend after three doctors were killed by Islamic extremists in the country.
An operation providing relief for Rwandans in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Authorities in ___________ last week upheld the death sentence of Mohammed Badie and 13 others accused of plotting attacks against the state. Badie’s defenders maintain the charges are a politically-motivated effort to weaken the Muslim Brotherhood, the lead opposition group which is led by Badie.
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