Current Events Quiz, October 13, 2009
This activity contains 10 questions.
On Friday, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to
Mohamed El Baradei
The security situation in Pakistan declined over the weekend, as Taliban militants responded with car bombs and hostage seizures in response to the decision of the Pakistani government to renew its offensive in
On Saturday, _____ became the latest government to approve the Lisbon Treaty, making the Czech Republic the lone EU member state yet to approve the agreement.
Last week, the United States launched an investigation into Chinese _____ exports, the culmination of which could result in new tariffs being imposed on products destined for the U.S. markets.
Thanks in part to a last minute intervention by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a peace treaty between _____ and _____ was signed on Saturday, potentially clearing the way for improved relations between the two countries.
North Korea and South Korea
India and Pakistan
Turkey and Armenia
Iran and Iraq
On Tuesday, Idelphonse Nizeyimana was arrested in Uganda on charges related to his role in
the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
the 2001 assassination of Laurent Kabila in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
the 1998 bombing of the U.S. embassy in Tanzania.
the 1977 death of Steve Biko.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with officials in _____ on Monday, discussing nuclear disarmament and the situation in Iran.
the United Kingdom
The international community stepped up pressure on the government of _____ this week, calling for the imposition of an arms embargo and travel restrictions targeting the military government in the country.
the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Chinese government has sentenced six men to death and one to life imprisonment for their involvement in
the Tibetan independence movement.
ethnic riots in Xinjiang province in July.
an extortion ring targeting Chinese President Hu Jintao.
espionage and the sale of trade secrets to the United States.
The government of _____ on Saturday passed a controversial media reform law requiring the country’s largest media groups to sell off television and radio stations in an effort to introduce greater non-profit and government-run media.
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