Current Events Quiz, May 6, 2013
This activity contains 10 questions.
It was reported that in an effort to develop goodwill among Afghanistan’s ruling elite, the Central Intelligence Agency had
channeled millions of dollars in “ghost money” to bribe Afghan officials.
secretly implanted CIA sleeper agents into key governmental positions.
offered American citizenship to the families of key Afghan officials.
done all of the above.
In an effort to address the country’s ongoing economic crisis and as a prerequisite to receive additional European Union aid, the Greek Parliament last week voted to
sell of more than $1 billion in state-owned assets.
impose a 15 percent surcharge on all bank accounts in the country.
suspend its own pay for one year.
dismiss more than 15,000 civil servants by the end of the year.
A new coalition government was sworn in in Italy last week. What makes the new Italian coalition unusual?
It ended a two month period in which Italy had no official government.
It brings former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi back into political office.
It is a grand coalition, uniting the key center-left and center-right parties.
It does all of the above.
American officials last week expressed their frustration with Mexico’s President, Enrique Peña Nieto over Nieto’s
anti-American political rhetoric, which while popular in Mexico has undermined U.S. support for aid to Mexico.
anti-NAFTA rhetoric, which has undermined the ability of US Trade Representatives to secure new free trade agreements in Latin America.
refusal to work with U.S. officials to curb illegal immigration from Mexico to the United States.
shift in Mexico’s drug war policy, which has limited the ability of American law enforcement officials to operate in Mexico.
Queen Beatrix abdicated her throne last week, ending her 33 year reign as monarch and handing the crown to her son, Willem-Alexander, who became King of
The Obama Administration faced considerable pressure to increase its support for Syrian rebels last week after the Syrian government was accused of crossing what “red line”?
Launching rocket attacks against Israeli settlements in the Golan Heights.
Using chemical weapons in its fight against rebel forces.
Crossing into Turkish airspace in airstrikes against Syrian refugee camps.
Refusing to abide by UN Security Council resolutions calling for an end to the use of force in Syria.
Bolivian President Evo Morales last week expelled ________ from his country, asserting that the organization had conspired against his government.
the US Agency for International Development
the International Monetary Fund
Israeli warplanes over the weekend destroyed a convoy Israel asserts was carrying
tanks and heavy weapons from Iraq to Syrian governmental forces.
small arms and munitions from Turkey to Syrian opposition forces.
fusible nuclear materials to Iran.
missiles from Syria to Hezbollah militias in Lebanon.
Hundreds of people turned out to protest plans to build a factory producing toxic chemicals for the textile industry in the city of Kunming in
A long-awaited report investigating violence and human rights abuses in ______ from independence in 1963 through 2008 is expected to recommend prosecutions for several key officials.
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