Current Events Quiz, March 5, 2012
This activity contains 10 questions.
President Obama is scheduled to meet on Monday with this world leader to discuss, in part, how to deal with Iran's nuclear program.
It was announced last week that _______________ had won European Union candidate status, putting the country on track for membership in the 27-country bloc.
North Korea agreed last week that in exchange for U.S. aid it would
withdraw the thousands of artillery pieces that are poised to strike Seoul at a moment's notice.
work toward normalization of relations with South Korea.
dismantle its nuclear weapons under international supervision.
suspend work on its nuclear program.
Russia and China joined western powers last week in a rare unanimous statement by the UN Security Council. This statement deplored the humanitarian situation in ____________ and called on the government to allow the UN humanitarian chief immediate and unhindered access to the country.
A group of pro-democracy campaigners under detention in Egypt as part of a trial against Non-Governmental Organizations have been
convicted of "counterrevolutionary activities" and are now awaiting sentencing.
convicted of crimes against the state and sentenced to lengthy prison terms.
cleared of all charges but warned not to resume their activities.
allowed to leave the country.
Russians went to the polls last weekend in order to
elect a new president.
vote in a referendum on constitutional changes that would strengthen Putin's hand.
elect new members of the Russian duma, or parliament.
vote in local elections deemed "a farce" by Western observers.
Last Friday Iranians were also voting
on the Supreme Leader's proposal to abolish the presidency.
to select the members of the Guardian Council.
in parliamentary elections.
in presidential elections
Syria made news last week by refusing to allow __________________ to enter a neighborhood in Homs, a key center of anti-government resistance.
a Red Cross aid convoy
the U.S. ambassador
Most members of the European Union signed a treaty last week that sought to strengthen
protection of European industries against foreign competition.
restrictions on immigration from North Africa.
Europe's armed forces.
Wikileaks angered the U.S. government again last week when it began publishing more than 5 million confidential emails obtained from
the National Security Agency.
the Central Intelligence Agency.
the intelligence analysis firm Stratfor.
the Defense Department.
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