Current Events Quiz, November 3, 2009
This activity contains 10 questions.
On Tuesday, gold prices hit record highs after _____ announced it would purchase more than 200 tons of bullion (valued at $6.7 billion) from the International Monetary Fund.
After his rival, Abdullah Abdullah, pulled out of the race over the weekend, incumbent president Hamid Karzai was officially re-elected president of
After the country’s highest court ruled that the Treaty of Lisbon did not violate the country’s constitution, the president of ______ signed the treaty, clearing the way for further integration in the European Union.
the Czech Republic
the United Kingdom
Radovan Karadzic made his first appearance before a UN-backed court this week. Karadzic is accused of war crimes and genocide for actions undertaken while he was the leader of
In a surprising announcement on Monday, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund,
advocated a review of membership criteria in the organization.
accused the World Bank of failing to take the steps necessary to prevent another global financial crisis.
refused to rule out capital controls to limit inflows of money which may result in speculative bubbles.
said he would not seek reappointment next year.
Which foreign leader addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, urging greater action on climate change.
Nicolas Sarkozy of France
Stephen Harper of Canada
Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom
Angela Merkel of Germany
Last week the U.S. Navy put to sea the USS New York, a new assault ship. The steel used to construct the new vessel is unique because it was
recovered from the wreckage of the World Trade Center.
recycled from old naval vessels which had been decommissioned.
purchased from unionized steelworks in Pennsylvania.
imported from China.
Israeli security forces ere on alert following an announcement by ______ that it had test-fired a rocket capable of reaching Tel Aviv, Israel’s capital, on Tuesday.
Prince Charles, heir apparent to the British crown, began an eleven day visit to _____ on Tuesday.
the United States
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to Israel over the weekend sparked protest in the Islamic world as she
mispronounced the name of the president of the Palestinian Authority.
failed to condemn Israeli settlement activities in the West Bank.
indicated the United States would support the Palestinian right of return.
refused to formally accept the need for a two-state solution.
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