Current Events Quiz, January 6, 2014
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The Iraqi government last week reported it had lost control of ________ after intense fighting with al-Qaeda militants and local Sunni tribesmen.
the city of Fallujah
the U.S.-constructed airbase at Al Basrah
the port of Umm Qasar
the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf
The Spanish government last week stepped into talks intended to resolve a standoff between the government of Panama and a Spanish construction firm over the
expansion of Panama City’s port facilities.
construction of a new diplomatic residence for the Spanish Ambassador to Panama.
construction of a new soccer stadium in Panama City.
expansion of the Panama Canal.
At least 100 polling stations were burned as opposition parties in _____ called for a strike and urged supporters to boycott last Sunday’s election they described as “farcical.”
A report by the United Nations last week warned that the number of internally displaced persons in ______ had doubled to almost one million in under one month.
the Central African Republic
Cuban consumers reacted with sticker shock at the high prices of ________ permitted to go on sale for the first time since the 1959 revolution.
The bombings in Volgorad, Russia, last week were believed to be the work of
anti-Putin activists seeking to embarrass the Russian government ahead of the Winter Olympic games.
Russian nationalists hoping to overthrow Putin and replace him with a communist regime.
Al Qaeda operatives wanting to punish Russia for their support of the United States’ War on Terror.
Islamist rebels seeking to end Russian rule in Chechnya and Dagestan.
Which country joined the Eurozone on January 1, 2014?
According to a report issued last week, Japanese gangs have been enlisting ________ to help clean radioactive contamination left by the Fukushima disaster.
illegal immigrants from Southeast Asia
Government and rebel groups last week met for United Nations-backed peace talks intended to stem escalating violence in
the Central African Republic.
Majid bin Muhammad al-Majid, the leader of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, was arrested by Lebanese authorities last week on charges that his group—believed to have ties to al Qaeda—was responsible for booming the Iranian embassy in Beirut two months ago. What happened after al-Majid was detained?
He died of kidney failure while in custody.
He was deported to Iran to stand trial.
He was turned over to the United States as an enemy combatant.
He was exchanged for 142 Palestinian detainees in Israel.
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