Current Events Quiz, September 15, 2009
This activity contains 10 questions.
Several indicators released last week suggest that the economic recovering in the United States might still take a while longer. Which of the following was NOT one of those indicators?
An increase in the U.S. trade deficit.
An increase in the poverty rate.
A decline in worker productivity.
No decline in the rate of home foreclosures.
The Chinese government is threatening to file a complaint at the World Trade Organization against the United States for its imposition of new import duties on
German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück last week made what controversial announcement?
He called for the imposition of a new global tax on international financial transactions.
He called for Germany to withdraw from the World Trade Organization.
He called for the dissolution of the International Monetary Fund.
He called for the removal of German forces from Afghanistan.
In a positive development for the country, _____ had its first high-level meeting with Western officials in more than seven years, as European Union officials met with government officials on Sunday.
The government of _____ declared a “state of calamity” in response to the problem of widespread hunger in the country.
In a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. Special Envoy George Mitchell on Tuesday urged the government of ______ to freeze settlement activity in the West Bank.
The government of _____ on Tuesday announced it would adopted a proposal to include happiness in indices of economic performance.
the United States
The incumbent center-left coalition of Jen Stoltenberg won re-election in ______ on Tuesday, reaffirming the country’s commitment to an expansive cradle-to-grave system of social welfare.
The United Nations-sponsored naval task force operating in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of _____ is preparing for an increase in piracy in the coming months, according to reports by the U.S. Navy.
Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi reporter who became famous after _____, was released from prison on Monday after serving nine months of his sentence.
throwing his shoes at President George W. Bush
providing false information to the U.S. military
filing plagiarized news reports
calling on Iraqis to support al Qaeda
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