Current Events Quiz, May 27, 2013
This activity contains 10 questions.
Riots regularly rocked the Swedish capital of Stockholm last week as protesters set cars and vehicles alight for six consecutive nights. What sparked the protests?
An announcement that Sweden was preparing to join the Eurozone.
A decision by the Swedish government to introduce tuition for higher education.
The publication of a political cartoon perceived as anti-Islamic.
Discrimination against immigrants and high unemployment rates.
At least seven soldiers and five militants were killed in _________ last week following clashes between government forces and Abu Sayyaf militants in the coastal town of Patikul.
A British soldier was killed on the streets of London last week. Who were his attackers?
Irish Independence Fighters
A Russian Spy Ring
Radicalized British Muslims
China announced it had signed a free trade agreement with _______, making the Western country the first to sign such a bilateral agreement with China.
Two British nationals were detained on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft after British fighters had to be scrambled to escort a flight from ________ to London last week.
Fifty four members of the African Union last week celebrated the fiftieth of the organization in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa last week. What was the original purpose of the organization?
To establish a free trade zone
To promote regional unity and decolonization
To fight Soviet expansion in Africa
To achieve economic development
The French army has begun to withdraw its forces from Mali, four months after it initially deployed military forces to the country in order to
oversee the country’s first democratic elections.
destroy Islamist rebel groups.
monitor the peace agreement between Mali and its neighbor, Chad.
search for high ranking al Qaeda members.
The left leaning Rafael Correa was sworn in for an unprecedented third term as president of _______ last week.
Alfonso Portillo, former president of Guatemala, was extradited to the United States last week to face charges of
providing aid and comfort to a terrorist, after he permitted al Qaeda suspects to seek political asylum in Guatemala.
drug trafficking, for permitting South American drug cartels to use Guatemala as a transit point for shipments to the United States.
corruption resulting from allegations that embezzled millions in public funds while president.
crimes against humanity, for his role in the “Dirty Wars” of Latin America in the 1980s.
Thousands of mourners paid their last respects to Chinua Achebe in his home town in Anambra, Nigeria, last week. Achebe, who died in the United States in March, was best known as
the diplomat responsible for negotiating and end to the Biafra War.
a freedom fighter.
the first president of Nigeria after independence.
an author and poet.
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