Current Events Quiz, May 25, 2015
This activity contains 10 questions.
Over the weekend, Ireland became the first country in the world to
reunify a country divided based on religious lines.
vote to leave the European Union.
approve same-sex marriage via popular referendum.
abolish the use of paper money.
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) made strong advances over the last week, capturing ____________ and suggesting that the organization was again on the rise.
Baghdad and Basra
Basra and Palmyra
Ramadi and Palmyra
Baghdad and Ramadi
In a surprising setback to President Obama’s national security agenda, the Senate last week failed to secure the 60 votes needed to move forward on a bill that would
grant President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
stabilize funding for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
reauthorize the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of domestic phone records.
provide full funding for Veteran’s benefits.
In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the US State Department last week announced they intend to release more than 55,000 pages worth of email associated with
North Korea’s nuclear program.
former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s tenure in the position.
the dispute between China and Japan over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands.
Julian Assange’s Wikileaks scandal.
Yingluck Shinawatra, the former Prime Minister of _____________, last week pled not guilty to charges of corruption, which she claims are politically motivated.
More than 250,000 people gathered in the streets of San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, over the weekend to
celebrate the country’s unexpected victory in the Latin America’s Cup, the regional soccer championship.
celebrate the beatification of Oscar Romero, the Roman Catholic archbishop murdered in 1980.
protest a planned state visit by US President Barack Obama.
protest the indictment of the country’s President, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, on charges of corruption.
Yusuf Dirir, a member of the national parliament of _____________, was killed in an attack on his car in Mogadishu over weekend, in a sign that the security situation in the country is deteriorating.
In a sign that the country’s economic situation continues to deteriorate, the finance minister of ___________ over the weekend said the country would not be able to make a $1.6 billion payment due to the International Monetary Fund next month as required by the deal negotiated earlier this year with European Union officials.
A United Nations sponsored conference on ______________ ended in failure over the weekend after the United States accused Egypt of imposing “unrealistic” conditions on the talks.
promoting gender equality in the Middle East
establishing a free trade zone in the Middle East
establishing a nuclear-weapons free zone in the Middle East
Iran’s nuclear program
John Nash was killed in a car crash in Princeton, New Jersey, over the weekend. Who was Nash?
The lead US general during Operation Desert Storm in Iraq in 1990.
The US diplomat who was leading negotiations over the Iranian nuclear program.
The former State Department official who sold classified materials to Israel.
The mathematician who made extensive contributions to game theory.
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