Current Events Quiz, January 28, 2013
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Although retaining a plurality of seats in the Israeli Knesset, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling _______ Party suffered sharp losses in its and its key parliamentary allies’ seat totals in last Tuesday’s elections.
At least 26 people were killed in the Egyptian city of Port Said over the weekend as protesters demonstrated against the ruling Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and commemorating the two year anniversary of the revolution that deposed which Egyptian despot?
Gamal Abdal Nasser
Former Prime Minister Milos Zeman was elected President of the Czech Republic last week, capturing 55 percent of the popular vote in the second round of the country’s presidential elections. Why was this election particularly important?
It served as a referendum on the popularity of the European Union in the Czech Republic.
Zeman becomes the first ethnic Slovak to serve as President of the Czech Republic.
It was the first time the Czech president was directly elected by the people.
It marked the Czech Republic’s transition from a parliamentary to a presidential system.
The Brazilian government last week announced it would
undertake a comprehensive survey of the Amazon to track deforestation.
seek to double by 2016 its annual soya and beef production to meet growing global demand.
enter negotiations with neighboring Argentina over the status of the disputed Falkland Islands.
veto a proposal to readmit Cuba into the Organization of American States.
Responding to a United Nations resolution authorizing military intervention against Islamic insurgents in northern Mali, governments in the region, including Chad, Nigeria, Senegal, and Burkina Faso, have announced plans to deploy forces under the UN flag to Mali. Which country currently has the largest force deployment in Mali?
The United States
The United Kingdom
British Prime Minister David Cameron delivered a much awaited speech last week, in which he promised to undertake by 2015 a referendum on British membership in the
European Union (EU).
United Nations (UN).
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
After weeks of intensification, China and ______ last week announced plans to enter negotiations to address the status of the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands.
The government of _______ last week announced plans to go ahead with planned nuclear tests, prompting widespread condemnation of the move as an unnecessary provocation.
After weeks of speculation, President Barack Obama last week nominated ________ to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.
Senator John Kerry
Governor John Huntsman
Senator John McCain
Ambassador Susan Rice
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faced intense questioning in the US Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee this week as she was challenged on her department’s handling of an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, in
Jerusalem, West Bank, Israel.
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