Current Events Quiz, May 16
This activity contains 10 questions.
Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell resigned on Friday from what position?
U.S. Special Envoy to Pakistan
U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan
U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace
U.S. Secretary of Defense
Which European country is reported to have “powered” strong economic growth in the eurozone this year?
Thousands of citizens gathered on Friday in __________________ to protest against their government despite facing large numbers of troops and tanks.
The head of the International Monetary Fund was detained and questioned in New York on Friday in connection with allegations of
embezzling funds from the IMF.
According to the International Energy Agency, world demand for oil ___________________ in March amid high gas prices for American consumers.
flattened out (remained constant)
This week it was reported that the religious elite in _____________________ has fractured, with some clerics now supporting opponents of the regime.
Workers in Greece took to the streets this week to protest against
the elimination of subsidies for Greek industry.
a new austerity package called for by the EU and IMF.
none of the above.
China this week banned exports of __________________ to help meet domestic demand.
Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan this week criticized the Western coalition’s intervention in Libya, saying that
the coalition has engaged in war crimes against Libyan civilians.
the coalition’s calls for Qaddafi to step down have exceeded the UN mandate.
the UN should never have approved such a mission.
all of the above
Government officials in _____________________ this week continued to accuse the U.S. of violating their sovereignty as the country’s spy agency leaked the name of the CIA station chief to the media.
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