Current Events Quiz, July 11, 2011
This activity contains 10 questions.
On Saturday which country celebrated its birth as an independent state?
the United States
It was reported this week that China's __________________ has hit a three-year high.
GDP growth rate
The Syrian government this week found itself engaged in a violent struggle against rebels in the city of
The Syrian city mentioned in the above question was visited by _______________________, prompting outrage from Syria's government.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
NATO military advisers to the rebels
former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
the U.S. ambassador to Syria
This week the U.S. ratings agency Moody's took the controversial step of downgrading the government debt of
the United States.
The International Olympic Committee announced this week that __________________ has won the right to host the 2018 Winter Olympics.
As the sexual assault case against him appeared to fall apart in New York City, former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn this week
returned to his position as Managing Director of the IMF.
faced new attempted rape charges from a French woman.
announced he would be a candidate to serve as President of the World Bank.
announced his candidacy for the French presidency.
A report this week revealed that U.S. officials believe Pakistan’s intelligence agency may have been involved in the killing of
a leading investigative journalist.
former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
Osama bin Laden.
a pair of missing CIA officers.
In Mexico's state elections, the former governing party PRI, which ruled for 71 consecutive years
reached a new low, garnering less than 10% of the vote nationwide.
attributed its lackluster showing to its supporters' boycott of the elections.
won several resounding victories and looked poised for a comeback in 2012.
won back control of the national legislature.
A lawsuit accusing the Dutch government of failing to protect Bosnian civilians when its peacekeepers allowed the infamous 1995 massacre in Srebrenica reached a conclusion this week when a Dutch court decided
the Dutch government bore no responsibility for the actions of these peacekeepers since they were under UN command.
the case should be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
the Dutch government was responsible for the deaths and must compensate the victims' relatives.
there was not enough evidence to prove that the victims were killed due to the peacekeepers' actions.
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