Content Frame
Note for screen reader users: There is text between the form elements on this page. To be sure that you do not miss any text, use item by item navigation methods, rather than tabbing from form element to form element.

Current Events Quiz, April 22, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
A powerful _______ killed more than 150 and injured several thousand in the southwestern rural province of Sichuan, China, last week.

End of Question 1

Question 2.
Iraqis took to the polls last week to elect a new government. Last week’s Iraqi elections were unique because it marked the first election

End of Question 2

Question 3.
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was remanded by the Pakistani high court last week on charges stemming from his 2007 effort to

End of Question 3

Question 4.
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano last week agreed to resign his presidency and run for office again. His decision was

End of Question 4

Question 5.
Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as the new Venezuelan President last week. Maduro was formerly

End of Question 5

Question 6.
Seven members of a French family kidnapped by gunmen in northern ______ in February were released last week and are reported to be in good health despite their ordeal.

End of Question 6

Question 7.
In an effort to stabilize the country following last month’s rebel takeover, African states neighboring _______ last week announced they would deploy an additional 2,000 soldiers to the troubled country.

End of Question 7

Question 8.
Although unconfirmed at the time of his arrest, it is believed that the teenager suspected of carrying out the bombing at the Boston Marathon last week may have had ties to

End of Question 8

Question 9.
The Israeli government last week announced it would be willing to act unilaterally to prevent Syrian weapons from “entering the wrong hands.” What sparked Israel’s announcement?

End of Question 9

Question 10.
Tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets of _______ last week to protest against the unpopular policies of President Christina Fernandez de Kirchner.

End of Question 10

Copyright © 1995 - 2017 Pearson Education . All rights reserved. Pearson Longman is an imprint of Pearson .
Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Permissions

Return to the Top of this Page