Current Events Quiz, February 15, 2010
This activity contains 10 questions.
Two officials in the government of ______ were suspended on charges of corruption on Sunday. The ministers were William Ruto, Minister of Agriculture, and Sam Ongeri, Minister of Eudcation.
_____ was formally declared the winner of the presidential runoff election in Ukraine on Sunday after an appeal by the opposition leader failed to convince electoral officials that fraud was a factor in the election.
At a meeting on Friday economists at the International Monetary Fund suggested some major reforms to the global economy. Which of the following is NOT one of those reforms?
That exchange-rate intervention be permitted for smaller economies heavily dependent on foreign trade.
That governments introduce automatic lump-sum payments to poorer families if unemployment rises above certain thresholds.
All of the above were proposed by the International Monetary Fund’s economists on Friday.
That the inflation target be increased from 2 percent to 4 percent.
The diplomatic battle between the United Kingdom and Argentina over _____ intensified over the weekend as Argentine officials accused the UK of “illegally occupying” the area.
the Diego Garcia base
the Falkland Islands
the Spratly Islands
the Kuril Islands
Last Thursday marked the 20
anniversary of what historic event?
The signing of the Maastricht Treaty which formed the European Union.
Nelson Mandela’s release from prison.
The collapse of the Berlin Wall.
The protests in Tiananmen Square.
The Winter Olympic Games began last week in what Canadian city?
Vancouver, British Columbia
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Protests and arrests marked the 31
anniversary of the fall of the Shah last week in
President Barack Obama recently endorsed a proposal to separate proprietary trading from commercial banking, effectively re-instituting the Glass-Steagall Act, which was repealed in 1999. The proposal is commonly referred to as the
There was good news for the economy of Japan as it was announced on Monday that in the last quarter of 2009,
unemployment fell at a faster-than-expected rate.
business investment expanded faster than expected.
consumer confidence increased unexpectedly
GDP growth exceeded expectations.
General Stanley McChrystal was forced to apologize on Monday after two rockets fired by Nato forces veered off course and killed 12 civilians in
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