Current Events Quiz, November 30, 2015
This activity contains 10 questions.
Last week marked which United Nations designated day, intended to draw attention to the need for improved sanitation around he world?
Public Health Holiday
World Toilet Day
Luis Manuel Diaz , a candidate for the opposition Democratic Action Party, was killed at a rally last week in Guarico state in _____________. The country’s President, Nicolas Maduro, has denied accusations that militias associated with the governing United Socialist Party were responsible for the murder.
The Russian government last week took what move in response to the downing of a Russian aircraft by a Turkish F-16 last week?
It suspended a visa-free arrangement with Turkey that encouraged Russian tourism.
It deployed new anti-aircraft missile batteries in northern Syria.
It deployed naval forces closer to the Turkish-Syrian border region in the Mediterranean Sea.
It did all of the above.
A military tribunal in Algeria last week sentenced General Abdelkader Ait-Ouarabi, also known as Gen Hassan, the former chief counter-terrorism officer in the country, to five years in prison for
treason, for selling Algerian military secretes to neighboring Tunisia.
dereliction of duty, for an accident that resulted in the death of 12 Algerian soldiers.
apostasy, for renouncing Islam.
destroying documents and disobeying orders.
Grant Shapps, the Minister of International Development for the British government, resigned last week. Why did he resign?
He was accused of leaking campaign strategy to the opposition Liberal Democrats.
He was accused of embezzling more than $300,000 in funds intended for poverty relief in Southern Africa.
He was accused of bullying, sexual assault, and intimidation while leader of a youth program.
He was accused of use of illegal methamphetamines.
An attack on a Shiia mosque in Bangladesh last weekend resulted in at least one death and three injuries. Which organization is believed to have carried out the attack?
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
The Purba Bangla Communist Party
The Islamic State
The Japanese government announced it would resume which controversial practice early next year?
Naval exercises in the East China Sea
France will host a large international gathering this week, as representatives from more than 200 counties gather in Paris to address
the situation in Syria.
development in Africa.
global climate change.
Anastasia Lin, Canada’s contestant in the Miss World contest, was denied entry to China last week, preventing her from participating in the pageant. Why did the Chinese government deny her entry?
She published an article critical of the Chinese government policy in Hong Kong.
She is a follower of Falun Gong and a critic of Chinese policy.
She had attempted to smuggle more than 100 bibles into China in her luggage.
She did all of the above.
Visiting Kenya last week, __________ said that “countries are frequently pressured to adopt policies typical of the culture of waste, like those aimed at lowering the birthrate,” as a “new form of colonialism.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Russian President Vladimir Putin
US President Barack Obama
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