Current Events Quiz, June 1, 2015
This activity contains 10 questions.
Over the weekend Fifa re-elected its president, Sepp Blatter, despite criminal corruption charters being filed against multiple officials in the organization by the U.S. and Swiss governments. What is Fifa?
The fundraising arm of the United Nations Children’s Fund.
The United Nations organization responsible for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.
The governing organization for world soccer.
The organization responsible for monitoring international banking and financial transactions.
The United States last week called on the Chinese government to _____________, signaling an escalation tensions between the two major powers.
cease its efforts to control the value of its currency, the renminbi
halt its efforts to reclaim of land in the South China Sea
demilitarize its border with India
release Bao Tong and 14 other political dissidents critical of the Chinese government
At least 13 people were killed in the city of Maiduguri in a new offensive launched by Boko Haram militants, just a few hours after Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as the new President of
the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Islamic State militants seized control of the Sirte airport and the Great Man Made River water project, which supplies water for the majority of the country’s residents, in ___________ over the weekend.
A massive heatwave in ___________ appeared to wind down over the weekend. The heatwave had lasted more than a week and had been responsible for more than 1,700 deaths in the world’s second most populous country.
In a signal that the country continues to make progress in addressing its war-torn past, the government of Colombia last week announced it was working with former Farc guerillas to
launch a new tourism campaign encouraging foreign visitors to come to Colombia.
found a new political party focused on national unity.
file criminal complaints against more than 1,000 suspected drug traffickers.
begin clearing landmines sown across the country.
The United States last week officially took what step with respect to its relations with Cuba?
It removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terror.
It ended the decades-old trade embargo on Cuba.
It removed travel restrictions on Cuba.
It established formal diplomatic relations, establishing an embassy in Havana.
Despite being granted a three-week extension, officials in ____________ last week suggested they would not be able to make a $1.75 billion payment due to the International Monetary Fund, creating concerns that the country may leave the Eurozone.
It was revealed last week that the United States military had accidently
placed more than 1 million classified documents on an unprotected website.
shipped live anthrax samples via FedEx to nine labs in the United States and one in South Korea.
discharged more than 1,000 translators ahead of the Iraq war.
transported 17 live nuclear weapons via train across the United States.
Andrzej Duda won a surprising upset election and defeated centrist Bronislaw Komorowski to become President of Poland last week. What was Duda’s election platform?
He is a far-left communist who ran on a platform of returning to a communist system.
He is a Slavic nationalist who ran on a platform to reunify with Russia.
He is a far-right libertarian who ran on a platform of holocaust denial.
He is a Polish nationalist who ran on a euroskeptic platform.
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