Current Events Quiz, September 16, 2013
This activity contains 10 questions.
Negotiations between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart over the weekend resulted in an agreement to address the situation in Syria. What was the outcome of those negotiations?
Syria will place its chemical weapons under Russian control.
Russia will launch unilateral strikes against Syrian government facilities.
Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad, will resign from office.
Russia will support a UN Security Council resolution authorizing the use of force in Syria.
Fighting between government troops and Muslim rebels in the southern part region of ______ intensified over the weekend, as the government claimed the rebel Moro National Liberation Front was holding more than 100 people hostage. More than 50 people have been killed and more than 60,000 have been displaced as a result of the violence there.
Clashes erupted in Mexico over the weekend as police clashed with protestors in Zocalo Square in the center of Mexico City. The protestors are
teachers, demanding changes to education reforms proposed by President Enrique Pena Neito.
farmers, demanding President Enrique Pena Neito impose new tariffs on American corn exports to Mexico.
workers, demanding Mexico withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement.
students, demanding a plan by President Enrique Pena Neito to impose tuition fees be scrapped.
Police in Chile arrested more than 250 people during protests marking the anniversary of what 1973 event?
The release of the Valech Report which detailed the fate of more than 30,000 “disappeared” persons.
The military coup that overthrew President Salvador Allende and replaced him with General Augusto Pinochet.
The end of the military dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.
The start of the first structural adjustment reforms imposed by the International Monetary Fund on Chile.
An Egyptian judge over the weekend ordered a media blackout on
all events deemed by the government to be “acts of terror.”
the trial of members of the Muslim Brotherhood elected to public office.
the official recount of ballots from the disputed 2012 Presidential election.
the upcoming trial of former President Hosni Mubarak.
A court in India sentenced the four men found guilty of the gang rape and murder of student in the capital Delhi—a case which led to widespread protest across India and the development of new laws against rape—was issued last week. What was the sentence?
The men were released on time served.
All four men were sentenced to death.
The men were all sentenced to life in prison without parole.
The men received sentences of between 1 and 5 years each.
The President of _______, Michel Djotodia, last week dissolved the Seleka Coalition, the rebel group that brought him to power in a coup six months ago. The move is intended to consolidate his shrinking power base amid warnings by the United Nations that the country is at risk of becoming a failed state.
The Central African Republic
A new report issued by the United Nations last week proclaimed that the government of ______ had made outstanding strides in improving public heath, noting in particular that the child mortality rate had fallen from more than 200 per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 68 in 2013.
In a surprising development in the checkered career of scandal-hit former head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn, it was reported Friday that he would be taking on the role of economic advisor to the government of
In the its most concrete steps to address the growing problem of air pollution in its urban centers, the government of China last week announced it would
require all companies operating in China to reduce their emissions by 10 percent.
impose strict limits on coal use and establish vehicle emission standards.
prohibit the use of vehicles in urban centers during daylight hours.
shift three-quarters of the country’s electricity generation from coal to nuclear and hydro power by 2020.
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