Current Events Quiz,November 12, 2012
This activity contains 10 questions.
Anti- and pro-integration parties in the European Parliament clashed on Friday following the breakdown of talks intended to
increase the European Union budget.
expand the role of European Union peacekeepers in Syria.
extend European Union membership to Turkey.
reform the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy.
A new program established by the World Bank and the British government would offer poor Pakistani families cash payments in exchange for
testing a new vaccine against malaria.
immunizing their children against polio.
sending their children to school.
growing vegetables in household gardens.
The government of Kenya last week announced plans to reform marriage practices and expand legal protection of all forms of marriage in the country. Which of the following was NOT part of that reform package?
Legalizing gay marriage.
Banning bride-price payments and dowry.
Establishing common law marriages for couples co-habiting for longer than six months.
General David Patraeus resigned last week after admitting he had engaged in an extra-marital affair with the author of his biography, Paula Broadwell. In his resignation, Patraeus described his behavior as “unacceptable” for the leader of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Department of Defense.
Central Intelligence Agency.
National Security Council.
The government of Iraq cancelled a $4.2 billion deal with Russia over accusations of corruption. The deal, signed in October, would have
tripled the export of Russian consumer goods to Iraq.
seen Iraq purchase military equipment, including helicopters and missiles, from Russia.
stabilized the growing Iraqi budget deficit.
made Russia the single-largest buyer of Iraqi oil.
At least 13 people were killed last week as the ongoing conflict between drug cartels and the police expanded in Brazil’s largest city,
Rio de Janeiro.
Pentagon officials last week confirmed that a US surveillance drone monitoring Iran but operating in international airspace over the Persian Gulf
was fired on but not downed by Iranian fighter jets.
was shot down by Iranian fighter jets.
crashed into the Gulf after suffering a catastrophic malfunction.
was forced to land in Iranian territory after having its guidance system hacked.
Russian President Vladimir Putin last week announced he had fired General Anatoly Serdyukov, a long-time ally of the President. Officially he was fired for allegations of corruption, but most independent observers believe Serdyukov was dismissed for
demanding higher quality and lower prices from the Russian military industry.
developing plans to contest Putin’s campaign for president and run for the office himself.
planning a military coup.
revealing state secrets in a covert exchange of information with the United States.
Following the reelection of President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week walked back a statement that indicated he would be willing to operate without US assistance or approval in order to
attack Hezbollah assets in the Gaza Strip.
attack Iranian nuclear facilities.
expand covert Israeli assistance for the Syrian opposition movement.
expand Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
Google indicated its search engine, Gmail, and GoogleMaps features were inaccessible in China on Friday and Saturday as what important event took place?
The Eighteenth Chinese Communist Party Congress.
China’s first democratic presidential elections.
Sensitive negotiations between the Chinese and Japanese governments over the status of the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku islands.
The first official state visit of Taiwanese officials to the Chinese mainland.
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