Current Events Quiz, August 27, 2012
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According to a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the government of ______ may be speeding up its work on developing nuclear weapons capability after it installed hundreds of new centrifuges in recent months
A cholera epidemic is being spread through contact with contaminated feces has been exacerbated by flooding in
Burkina Faso and Ghana.
Chad and Nigeria.
Niger and Mali.
Sierra Leone and Guinea.
A diplomatic row between the governments of China and Japan intensified last week. What issue was at the heart of the standoff?
The decision of the Japanese government to grant political asylum to Chen Guangcheng, a blind Chinese dissident.
The refusal of the Japanese government to issue an apology for the conscription of Chinese women into sexual slavery during World War II.
The refusal of the Chinese government to extend Most Favored Nation status to Japan.
The contested status of Senkaku Island, over which both Japan and China claim sovereignty.
Meles Zenawi, a close ally of the United States in its war on terror, died last week. Zenewi was the prime minister of what East African country?
President Barack Obama last week threatened US military intervention in Syria if the Syrian government crossed what “red line”?
The Syrian government offered formal support to the Iranian nuclear program.
The Syrian government used chemical weapons against its civilian population.
The Syrian government launched attacks against Israeli forces in the Golan Heights.
The Syrian government expanded its use of air strikes against opposition forces in Aleppo.
A Chinese court last week suspended the death sentence of Gu Kailai, the wife of former Communist Party official Bo Xilai, and sentenced her to life in prison instead. With what was Gu charged?
Corruption and embezzlement.
Treason against the Communist Party.
Poisoning a British business associate.
The arrest of an 11-year old girl on charges of blasphemy sparked renewed unrest in _______ last week, after hundreds of Muslim protestors surrounded the police state in which the girl was being held.
Monday marked an important day in the politics of Somalia. Why was the day important?
It was the first meeting of the national government since African Union peacekeeping forces withdrew from the country.
The United States ended its embargo on Somalia, opening trade between the two countries.
It was the first time the country’s parliament has met in more than two decades.
It marked the start of the first democratically-elected government in Somalia.
Anders Behring Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison after being charged with 77 acts of homicide and committing acts of terror after he went on a killing rampage in a camp in Norway last summer. What did Breivik say drove him to commit his horrific acts?
He was insane.
He was opposed to Norway’s membership in the European Union.
He was trying to overthrow the government of Norway.
He was opposed to Norway’s multiculturalism.
At least 24 people were killed and 53 were wounded on Saturday when an oil refinery exploded in northwestern
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