Current Events Quiz, September 30, 2013
This activity contains 10 questions.
President Barack Obama last week made headlines when he engaged in what activity with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani?
A bowling match in Iowa
A state visit to Tehran, Iran
A handshake at the United Nations
A telephone call
A resolution requiring Syria eliminate its chemical weapons arsenal was last week passed by the United Nations Security Council
without Russia participating in the vote.
by a unanimous vote.
by a narrow 9-6 majority.
over the objection of Russia and China.
A terror attack by al-Shabaab extremists at the Westgate Mall in ________ last week resulted in the death of more than 60 people.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
What was the outcome of last week’s national election in Germany?
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling Christian Democrats won the largest percent of the vote since the 1950s.
The country established the first Grand coalition since World War II.
The country established the first Green Party-led coalition since World War II.
Chancellor Angela Merkel ruling Christian Democrats lost by the largest margin of any ruling party since the 1950s.
The opposition movement in Syria suffered a serious setback last week after
government forces launched a new offensive, including the use of chemical weapons.
the country’s most powerful rebel groups publically abandoned the opposition political leaders.
the United States announced it would cease offering military and economic support for opposition forces.
the Russian government announced it was increasing military aid to the Syrian government.
An earthquake last week in _______ killed at least 300 people.
In sign that the government of ______ is increasingly worried about North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, it last week imposed a new ban on the export of military-like hardware and chemicals to the regime.
Twenty-two people, including eight members of the National Guards, were arrested in _______ last week as part of a huge cocaine bust netting more than 1.3 tons of cocaine on a plane.
A boat carrying dozens of migrants seeking asylum in ______ sank off the coast of Java last week, killing more than 20 people.
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta said he will resign unless the parliament vote to
approve his proposed coalition.
end an investigation into his financial dealings.
approve several austerity measures demanded by the European Union.
repeal a decade-old law prohibiting convicted felons from voting.
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