Current Events Quiz, November 23, 2015
This activity contains 10 questions.
At least 19 people were killed last week in a terrorist attack on a hotel in Bokomo, the capital of Mali. Which terrorist group is believed to be responsible for the attack?
The Palestine Liberation Organization
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb
The Islamic State
In a major setback, the World Health Organization last week confirmed that three new cases of ___________ had emerged in Liberia, less than three months after the country had been declared free of the virus.
The government of Bangladesh over the weekend confirmed that two opposition leaders had been hanged after being convicted of
apostasy, for declaring themselves as atheists in the devoutly Muslim nation.
treason, for attempting to organize a military coup to seize power in the country last year.
war crimes, committed during the 1971 war for independence from Pakistan.
embezzlement, for stealing an estimated $1 billion destined for use in flood relieve efforts.
South Korea is mourning the loss of Kim Young-sam, who died on Saturday at age 87. For what was Kim most well-known?
He was a North Korean citizen who defected and brought intelligence regarding the North Korean nuclear program to the South.
He was a former president who led the country during its transition to democracy in the 1980s.
He was South Korea’s wealthiest citizen, well-known for his generous support of charity organizations in the country.
He was a former general who led South Korea during the Korean War.
The government of ___________ over the weekend raised the country’s terror alert level to its highest point, citing credible intelligence that “several well-armed individuals with arms and explosives” may seek to launch a “Paris-style attack” in Brussels in the immediate future.
The United Kingdom
The government of ____________ last week issued a health warning, citing concerns that a wave of toxic mud from a collapsed dam at an iron ore mine making its way down the Rio Doce river could pose risks to public health and the environment.
A new study by the Pew Research Center studying migration patterns between Mexico and the United States released last week found what interesting pattern since 2009?
Migration from Mexico to the United States had dramatically slowed, with fewer than 10,000 people migrating in 2014.
Migration from other Latin American countries had surpassed migration from Mexico every year since 2009.
Migration between the United States and Mexico had reversed, with more Mexicans migrating from the United States to Mexico than vice versa.
Migration from Mexico to the United States had dramatically increased, with more than 1 million Mexicans moving to the United States each year since 2009.
In response to the terror attacks in Paris, the United Nations Security Council last week unanimously passed a resolution
imposing a travel ban on Islamic State officials.
imposing new financial sanctions against all states supporting the Islamic State.
authoring “all necessary measures” to combat the Islamic State.
doing all of the above.
Former US Navy analyst and convicted spy Jonathan Pollard was freed on parole last week after being jailed for life in 1987 for passing classified information to which country?
The Soviet Union
At more than 1,100 karats, the largest diamond unearthed in more than 100 years was found last week in
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