Current Events Quiz, October 7, 2013
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Citing the challenges arising from the government shutdown, President Barack Obama was last week forced to cancel a planned trip to _______, choosing instead to send a delegation led by Secretary of State John Kerry.
Indonesia and Brunei
China and Japan
Australia and New Zealand
India and Bangladesh
Vo Nguyen Giap, aged 102, passed away last week. Giap was most well known as the
leader of Ho Chi Minh’s communist forces during the Vietnam War.
president of the U.S. backed government in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
last American soldier to be freed from captivity in Vietnam.
first Vietnamese American elected to Congress.
With voter turnout higher than projected, Irish voters last week rejected a government proposal to abolish Seanad Éireann, which is the
treaty that would have maintained Irish membership in the European Union.
opposition political party favoring closer ties to Great Britain.
Irish Supreme Court.
upper house of the Irish parliament.
The coast guard of ______ denied accusations that it was slow to respond to the distress calls of a sinking boat carrying migrants from North Africa to the country last week.
Police in Mexico last week announced they had arrested Eduardo Villatoro Cano, also known as Guayo Cano, who was wanted on charges of drug trafficking in
The ruling Islamist Ennahda party and opposition parties in Tunisia last week agreed to a measure that would
establish an official court following Sharia law in the country.
jointly file an application for membership in the European Union.
begin negotiations intended to end political violence in the country.
establish a caretaking government to oversee the country until new elections could be held.
The Chinese government last week freed Ni Yulan, a Chinese dissident who had been imprisoned for more than two years on charges of causing a public disturbance. Ni is most well known for her work
as an advocate for the rights of the disabled.
in support of gender equality in China.
investigating Chinese governmental responses to the Tiananmen Square incident.
supporting religious tolerance.
Efforts by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to improve relations with the United States over the weekend suffered a setback after comments by _______ appeared to question support for the moves in Iran.
Chief Justice Sadeq Larijani
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Chairmen of the Parliament Ali Larijani
An official report by the Kenyan government declared that _______ was responsible for the attack on the Westgate Shopping Mall that killed 67 people.
the Central Intelligence Agency
al Qaeda in Iraq
Islamist fighters in _____ claimed that Western forces launched a strike against one of their bases in the southern part of the country over the weekend.
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