Current Events Quiz, April 4, 2011
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The government of Syria last week cracked down after more than 20 people were killed as thousands across the country marched
to demand economic liberalization in the country.
in support of the Palestinian intifada.
to celebrate Syria’s surprise win in a key qualification match for the World Cup.
in pro-democracy protests across the country.
A meeting in Cartagena between Hugo Chávez and Juan Manuel Santos appears to signal improving ties between their respective countries, __________ and _________, after years of declining relations and accusations of support for terrorism and narco-trafficking on both sides.
Venezuela and Colombia
Venezuela and Peru
Brazil and Argentina
Brazil and Chile
Elections in _________ on Saturday were postponed just hours after they began because voting materials and registration rolls had not been distributed to polling stations across the country.
European Union leaders last week concluded a two-day summit by approving a “grand bargain” intended to address the
status of Britain in the European Union.
ongoing crisis in Libya.
eurozone debt crisis.
expansion of the European Union.
Global grain prices surged higher last week after ________, the world’s largest producer, revealed that corn and soy stocks inventories were lower than had believed.
the United States
The battle for the disputed presidency in _________ reached a critical stage last week after forces supporting Alassane Ouattara entered Abidjan, the county’s commercial capital.
the Ivory Coast
The president of Portugal last week dissolved the country’s parliament and called an early national election after the previous government lost a confidence vote as a result of
his support for closer ties with Nato.
a corruption probe indicted seven high-level cabinet officials.
the country’s ongoing economic crisis.
a sex scandal.
Musa Koussa, the former foreign minister of ________, defected to the United Kingdom last week, highlighting the growing isolation of the ruling regime in the country.
In one of the first cases of its kind, the state-run Banco de Brasil, Latin America’s largest bank, is being sued by public prosecutors in Brazil for allegedly
money laundering and material support for narco-trafficking.
supporting anti-government opposition parties.
discriminating against the urban poor in its lending practices.
funding slave labor and deforestation in the Amazon.
In a move dubbed “cricket diplomacy,” Indian Prime Minister Manohman Singh invited his counterpart, Yusuf Raza Gilani of _________, to attend the semi-final World Cup cricket match at Mohali stadium in Punjab last week.
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