Current Events Quiz, September 21, 2015
This activity contains 10 questions.
What decision did the US Federal Reserve make last week with respect to the US economy?
It increased interest rates to 2.5 percent, citing a growing US economy.
It ordered US banks to increase their reserves, citing instability in the global economy.
It permitted US banks to lower their reserves, citing growing stability in the global economy.
It left interest rates near zero, citing an uncertain global economic outlook.
At least 17,000 migrants were stranded in ___________ last week, after the government of Hungary ordered its border with the country closed.
The Japanese parliament last week passed a bill overturning legislation in place since the end of World War II. What did the new law do?
Re-established Akihito, son of Emperor Showa, to the position of Emperor—a position that was abolished after the war.
Ended the prohibition on the deployment of Japanese military forces abroad.
Ordered the re-activation of Unit Shikishima, a squadron of the 31st fighter squadron most famously known for kamikaze attacks against US naval forces during the war.
Ceding recognition of the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, which Japan had always disputed ownership of, to China.
Pope Francis was greeted by thousands of revelers during the beginning of his six-day visit to the island nation of ___________ this week.
Dispute differing strongly over the legitimacy of the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad, the United States and Russia began discussion of developing a coordinated strategy to address the growing threat of ISIS in ___________ over the weekend.
Ahead of a planned visit by President Barak Obama to China later this year, the United States and China are negotiating an arms control agreement to control the deployment of weapons in ____________, the first agreement of its kind.
A military coup in ___________ last week destabilized the country’s gradual transition to democracy, threatening a key staging post for Western anti-terror operation in the region of East Africa.
A massive 8.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of __________ last week displaced at least one million people in the country and triggered tsunami warnings across the Pacific Rim.
A leak by the national police chief in Thailand suggested that agents associated with ____________ may have been responsible for the terror attack on a shrine in Bangkok last month.
al Qaeda terrorists
organized crime syndicates
The government of __________ last week announced a series of budget cuts and tax hikes in response to a decision by Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the country’s sovereign debt to junk status.
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