Current Events Quiz, November 16, 2015
This activity contains 10 questions.
A coordinated terrorist attack took place on Friday night in Paris, resulting in more than 120 deaths and leading the French government to temporarily close its borders and impose a curfew in Paris. Who is believed to be responsible for the attack?
The Palestinian Liberation Organization
The Islamic State
According to election results released last week, Nobel Peace Laurette Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition National League for Democracy won a majority in the national parliament of __________, marking an important point in the country’s transition to democracy.
According to economic data released by the European Union last week, in the third quarter of 2015 the economy of the European Union
stagnated, with an overall growth rate of just 0.3 percent.
expanded at 4.9 percent, the fastest rate of growth on record since the euro was established.
grew at a modest 1.2 percent, suggesting a slow but steady recovery similar to that underway in the United States.
contracted by 2.7 percent, sparking concerns that the Eurozone may officially slide back into recession this year.
Aided by a US-backed coalition, which group made significant inroads against ISIS forces in northern Iraq last week, recapturing a strategic town near the Syrian border that served as a key point in ISIS supply lines?
The Iraqi military
The Syrian military
US immigration official last week detailed the nephew and wife of President Nicolas Maduro, the President of __________, on drug trafficking charges.
Belgium last week advised its citizens to leave the country, and the European Union cut it staffing levels in the country over fear of the “rising risk of violence” in ___________, with many fearing that the cycle of violence could erupt into a genocide echoing that of neighboring Rwanda in 1994.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
British Prime Minister David Cameroon last week delivered a speech suggesting the United Kingdom may withdraw from the European Union unless significant reforms are made. Which of the following was NOT among the demands made by Cameron?
Elimination of the qualified majority voting system used by the EU.
Stronger economic safeguards to protect national economies.
A more powerful role for national legislatures in EU decision making.
Restrictions on welfare entitlements for some migrants.
The Obama administration last week announced it would appeal a federal appeals court ruling issued last week. Which administration initiative was blocked in the ruling?
A proposal to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.
A plan to provide funds to continue the operation of the Export-Import Bank despite opposition from Congressional Republicans.
A proposal to implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership via executive order rather than through Senate approval.
A plan to expand military aid offered to rebel groups in Syria.
President Obama last week hosted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of _________ in a state visit despite deteriorating relations between the two countries over the past year.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) last week recommended that ________ be banned from international competition after it concluded that that country was running a “state-supported” doping program intended to give its athletes an unfair advantage in international competitions like the Olympics.
The United States
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