Current Events Quiz,October 8, 2012
This activity contains 10 questions.
On Friday, Anglo American Platinum announced it had fired 12,000 striking mine works in ______ over a protracted wage dispute.
The government of Turkey last week launched an attack against Syria, citing what Syrian provocation?
Covert efforts by the Syrian government to destabilize the Turkish government.
Syrian attacks against Turkish refugee camps along the border.
Syria’s refusal to abandon its nuclear research program.
Syrian mortar rounds landing on Turkish soil, killing five.
Last week, the Russian government announced it had reached agreement on a thirty-year extension of a lease for a military base in
Thousands of protestors took to the streets of Amman, Jordan, over the weekend. They were protesting for
reconciliation with Israel, after the government announced plans to resettle the Golan Heights.
peace, after Jordanian artillery pounded targets in Syria.
immigration reform, after thousands of Syrian refugees arrived in Jordan.
democratization, after King Abdullah dissolved the parliament and called early elections.
It was announced last week that the High Court in ______ rejected an appeal by Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects who were fighting extradition to the United States. The decision clears the way for the suspects to be handed over to the United States.
the United Kingdom
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation last week was awarded to South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu. What is the Mo Ibrahim Award intended to recognize?
Efforts to reconcile tensions between religious communities.
Efforts to promote international peace.
The most significant work in religious theory in the past year.
Good governance in Africa.
On Sunday, voters in _____ cast their ballots to decide who would become the country’s president. The close contest pitted incumbent President Hugo Chavez against opposition candidate Henrique Cpriles.
Popular protest broke out in Iran last week, sparking violence in several areas. What drove the popular outbreak in Tehran?
Anger over Iran’s declining currency value.
The threat of war with Israel.
Massive increases in the price of fuel in Iran.
Sharp cuts to government spending on social programs.
A controversial decision by the British courts last week
declined to grant Nigerian activist the right to sue British Petroleum for its operations in the Niger River Delta in British courts.
granted Kenyans who were tortured during British colonial rule the right to sue in British courts.
granted Nigerian activist the right to sue British Petroleum for its operations in the Niger River Delta in British courts.
declined to grant Kenyans who were tortured during British colonial rule the right to sue in British courts.
According to reports from the New York Times last week, the Puntland Maritime Police Force, a privately financed military operation in _______, has been abandoned by its sponsors and may be engaging in mercenary activities in the country.
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