Current Events Quiz, November 9, 2015
This activity contains 10 questions.
President Obama last week made what significant decision as part of a broader effort to address global climate change?
He signed the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change.
He imposed strict new standards on coal-fired power plants.
He agreed to stricter CO2 emissions as part of a new global treaty on climate change.
He rejected the Keystone XL pipeline project.
Ahmed Chalabi died last week. Who was Chalabi?
An Egyptian political dissident who helped spark the Arab Spring movement.
A key leader in the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
An Iraqi political leader who provided false information to the US intelligence community that helped lead to US involvement in Iraq.
A Palestinian leader and negotiator who helped broker the Camp David Accords between the United States, Israel, and Egypt.
According to intelligence provided by the United States and Great Britain, the Russian airliner that crashed over the Saini last week, killing all 224 people on board, was brought down by
A bomb likely planted by ISIS affiliates in the region.
A shoulder-launched missile system fired by Palestinian militants.
A suicide attempt by the plane’s pilot.
An Egyptian fighter jet which mistook the plane for an Israeli bomber.
The leaders of which two countries met in face-to-face talks in Singapore last week, the first such meeting in more than 60 years?
China and Taiwan
The United States and Vietnam
North and South Korea
Russia and Ukraine
Which African country was officially declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization last week, having not seen a new case of the disease erupt in more than 40 days?
More than a dozen people are feared dead in Minas Gerais, a state in ___________, after a dam holding waste water from an iron ore mine broke, flooding the colonial city of Mariana with thick red mud.
Three center-left political parties in __________ reached a deal to form a new coalition government, paving the way for Antonio Costa to become the country’s next Prime Minister despite an effort by Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho’s center-right coalition to remain in power.
In a surprisingly sharp critique issued last week, former President ______________ described former Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld as an “arrogant fellow” and former Vice President Dick Cheney as building “his own empire” and becoming “too hard-line”.
George H.W. Bush (Bush Senior)
George W. Bush (Bush Junior)
The environmentalist campaign group Greenpeace lost its charitable registration in __________ last week, effectively ending the ability of the group to operate in the world’s second most populous country.
In a controversial 4-1 decision, the Mexican Supreme Court last week issued a decision that would open the way for
recreational use of marijuana.
dual citizenship for Mexican-Americans.
recognition of same-sex marriages
the privatization of the Mexican oil industry.
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