Current Events Quiz, October 12, 2015
This activity contains 10 questions.
The Obama Administration over the weekend conceded that it would need to rethink its Syria policy after finding which element of its foreign policy strategy had been ineffective?
Providing drone support and intelligence for Syrian rebel forces.
Conducting airstrikes against key Syrian government targets in support of rebel operations.
Supporting and training rebel Syrian forces in their fight against Islamic State militants.
Imposing a unilateral economic embargo on Syria.
Who was the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, awarded last week?
Juan Manuel Santos and Timoleon Jimenez, for their work in bringing the decades-long Colombian civil war to a close.
Angela Merkel, for her work in opening Germany to Syrian refugees.
The National Dialogue Quarter in Tunisia, largely credited for starting the Arab Spring.
The Article 9 Association, for its work in preserving a Japanese constitutional clause that prohibits war as a means of settling international disputes.
A suicide bomb attack killed at least 95 and injured more than 400 people in Ankra, Turkey, on Saturday. What was the target of the attack?
A peace rally organized by unions and progressive groups.
A popular Christian Church.
A rally of a conservative Islamist political party.
An anti-immigration protest targeting Syrian refugees.
According to a study released last week, what will kill at least one-third of Chinese men under the age of 20?
The government of Tanzania last week announced it was shutting down all of the hydroelectric power plants in the country, a move that will exacerbate already chronic power shortages across the African country. What is driving the government’s decision?
Declining water levels and an ongoing drought leaving damns unable to function.
A threat by domestic terrorists targeting hydroelectric plants.
Environmentalists concerns over the impact of damns on native fish species.
All of the above.
At the 70th anniversary of the ruling party’s rise to power, the government of ___________ last week announced it was ready to defend itself against any war started by the United States.
The government of ___________ ordered the evacuation of more than 40 families from a region where a landslide killed at least 253 people last week.
A US hedge fund last week threatened to sue the government of Peru if it failed to make good on more than $5.1 billion in bond payments the hedge fund says is due. What is the Peruvian government’s defense?
The hedge fund agreed to accept a reduced payment in 2010 and therefore cannot sue for the balance due.
The bond notes were stolen from government treasuries in 1993 and were never officially purchased by the hedge fund.
The bonds were sold by a military government in the 1980s and are thus no longer legitimate debt.
The bond notes are forgeries.
An ex-Republican Congressional staffer last week claimed that a House investigation into Benghazi was intentionally directed to target former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an effort to derail her Presidential ambitions. What was Benghazi?
A CIA effort to plant weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in order to justify war against that country.
A side agreement that is part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
A covert deal with the Iranian government to secure passage of the international agreement on the Iranian nuclear program.
An attack on a US compound in Libya that resulted in the killing of the American ambassador.
A massive police presence was mobilized around the Old Quarter in ____________ after violent standoffs between police and Palestinian protesters erupted over the weekend.
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