Current Events Quiz, June 15, 2010
This activity contains 10 questions.
According to General Stanley McChrystal, Nato operations in southern Afghanistan will be delayed several months as a result of
an ongoing inquiry into mistakes made in February in Helmand province.
strong opposition to the operations by political leaders in Helmand province.
poor weather in Helmand province.
strong opposition to operations by Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
The Dutch Freedom Party’s strong showing in recent elections means that it might join the governing coalition in the Netherlands. What is the Freedom Party’s main political orientation?
According to a report issued last week, inflation in _____ exceeded the 3 percent target set by the government, indicating that growth in the country may be slowing.
Concerns that the government of ______ may introduce foreign exchange controls sent the country’s currency, the won, to two-week lows against the U.S. dollar last week.
After Turkey voiced opposition to strengthening sanctions against Iran last week, the U.S. government said ______ was primarily responsible for Turkey’s shift.
reluctance to admit Turkey to the European Union
Turkey’s declining economy
the ongoing Israeli blockade of Gaza
the political situation in Iraq
At least seven people were killed last week in ______ when gunmen attacked fifty parked vehicles carrying supplies for western forces in Afghanistan.
Prices for shares in ______, the company responsible for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, last week were down almost 38 percent since the start of the crisis.
European Union finance ministers approved ______’s application to join the eurozone, clearing the country for membership in January, 2011.
the Czech Republic
After ethnic violence erupted in the former Soviet Republic of _______, the government on Sunday issued a “shoot-to-kill” order to prevent further conflict.
______ became the first African country to win a World Cup match on African soil after it defeated Slovenia 1-0 on Sunday.
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