Current Events Quiz, August 10, 2015
This activity contains 10 questions.
The Egyptian government last week opened a major expansion of the _____________, increasing the capacity of the shipping lane which connects the Indian Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea.
Straits of Hormuz
Women’s rights campaigners won a partial victory in Uganda last week when the country’s Supreme Court ruled that
the practice of refunding a bride price upon dissolution of a customary marriage was unconstitutional.
restrictions on access to abortion were unconstitutional
restrictions on the right of women to own property were unconstitutional.
the practice of dowry was unconstitutional.
The discovery in the French territory of Reunion of wreckage from Malaysian Air flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014, appears to confirm the theory that the plane
went down somewhere over the Indian Ocean.
was the victim of an explosive decompression, most likely the result of a bomb attack.
went down somewhere in the South Pacific.
was hijacked by terrorists before being forced to fly to Japan.
The Japanese government last week commemorated the 70th anniversary of what historic event?
The birth of Emperor Akihito.
The dropping of the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima during World War II.
The surrender of Japan to the United States.
The first democratic elections in Japan.
Andrzej Duda was sworn in as President of Poland last week. How do observers believe his presidency will affect European politics?
Duda is likely to pursue an isolationist foreign policy, alienating Russia, the EU, and the US.
Duda is likely to pursue closer ties with Nato and the European Union, alienating Russia.
Duda is likely to pursue closer ties with Russia, alienating Nato and the European Union.
Duda is likely to pursue closer ties with the United States, alienating pro-EU forces in his country.
The Russian government last week reached a deal with the government of France that will see the French government refund an €840m down payment on the sale of two warships. Why was the deal cancelled?
France cancelled the deal in response to Russian intervention in Ukraine.
The European Union ordered France to cut military ties with Russia.
Russia cancelled the deal in response to French economic sanctions on Russia.
The United States pressured France to cut military ties with Russia.
The United States government last week announced it would offer a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Joaquin Guzman. Who is Guzman?
A former executive with the oil company BP, who fled the US to avoid prosecution after the Gulf Oil spill.
The general who was responsible for leading counterterrorism efforts in Colombia.
The leader of a Mexican drug cartel.
A former leader of communist rebels in Ecuador.
The Islamic State last week claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a mosque in ____________ that killed at least 15 people.
Abu al-Miqdad al Kindi, a key leader in the terror group ____________, last week released a video statement calling for an escalation in lone-wolf attacks against targets in the United States.
the Taliban in Afghanistan
Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP)
the Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL)
President Obama last week announced comprehensive measures intended to address what global challenge?
The situation in Ukraine
Declining US terms of trade
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