Current Events Quiz, October 28, 2013
This activity contains 10 questions.
The government of _______ over the weekend hanged 16 rebels in reprisal for a deadly ambush that killed several border guards in the southeastern part of the country earlier in the week.
Elections in the Czech Republic over the weekend saw which party win, albeit by a smaller margin than initially suspected?
The center-left Social Democrats
The far-left Communist Party
The center-right Civic Democrats
The far-right Workers’ Party
The International Criminal Court issued a decision ordering William Ruto, the Deputy President of ______, to attend his trial on charges of crimes against humanity.
the Democratic Republic of the Congo
In a sign of further deterioration fo relations between the two countries, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned that Japan will “stand up to ______” and encouraged other countries to join with them in condemning “acts of war” by the country.
the United States
Hundreds of protestors attacked a bus station in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo over the weekend. Protestors were marching to
highlight the plight of shack dwellers in the city.
support three teens arrested by police for tagging.
demand public free transportation in the city.
draw attention to several instances of police brutality.
The Vatican last week suspended German Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, Bishop of Limburg, after an investigation revealed he
had spent more than $42 million constructing a new personal residence in his diocese.
had ties to far-right neo-Nazi parties.
had married a gay couple.
had covered up three instances of child sexual abuse by clergy in his diocese.
United Nations officials stepped up efforts to ______ after a cluster of paralyzed young children were found in Deir al_Zour, a heavily contested city in eastern Syria.
negotiate a ceasefire between government and rebel forces
issue polio vaccines
dismantle existing chemical weapons stockpiles
seize control of chemical weapons production facilities
A magnitude 7.3 earthquake about 200 miles east of _____ prompted a tsunami warning to be issued on Friday in the country.
Activists in Saudi Arabia launched a new campaign last week demanding the right to
vote be extended to women in the country.
drive be extended to women in the country.
vote be extended to guest workers in the country.
a minimum wage be extended to guest workers in the country.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel telephoned President Barack Obama last week to complain about
a US proposal to normalize relations with Iran.
a US spy program listening in on her personal cell phone conversations.
US tariffs on German auto export the German government deems discriminatory.
the US proposal at the United Nations to delay implementation of new climate change regulations.
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