Current Events Quiz, February 9, 2015
This activity contains 10 questions.
French President Francois Holland and German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week engaged in a bit of shuttle diplomacy attempting to broker a resolution to
Russia’s support for rebel forces in eastern Ukraine.
the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.
the Greek debt crisis.
China’s military standoff with Taiwan.
Jordan stepped up its airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria last week after ISIS
unilaterally broke off ceasefire negotiations.
launched a series of missile strikes against targets in Jordan.
burned a captured Jordanian pilot alive.
issued a statement describing Jordan’s King Abdullah as a “lackey of the United States.”
US President Obama last week nominated Ashton Carter to succeed Chuck Hagel as the next
Secretary of Commerce.
US Trade Representative.
Secretary of Defense.
Secretary of State.
Several high profile Congressional Democrats have joined Vice President Joe Biden and announced their intention to boycott an upcoming address to Congress by which foreign leader?
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
Thai President Yinglunck Shinawatra
Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff, last week appointed Aldemir Bendine to take control of the country’s scandal-ridden oil corporation, Petrobras. What position did Bendine hold before being moved to the new post?
Minister of Defense
Ambassador to the United Nations
President of the state-run bank, Banco do Brasil
Presidential Chief of Staff
In a sign that the terrorist group Boko Haram’s reach may be expanding, the militant group from Nigeria launched its first strike into ___________ last week, attacking the border town of Bosso and killing at least 70 people.
Exit polling data from elections in Delhi state, India, released over the weekend suggest an interesting possible outcome in the vote, the results of which are scheduled for release Tuesday. What outcome do the polls suggest?
The center-left Communist Party of India may regain control of the seat amid concerns over an economic downturn in the country.
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will likely hold the seat by a wide margin despite widespread accusations of corruption and mismanagement of public funds.
The anti-corruption Common Man party could defeat the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of President Modi.
No candidate will secure a majority of the vote and a new election will need to be scheduled.
Violence intensified in ______________ last week after anti-government protestors launched petrol bombs at a bus and a truck in the northern district of Gaibandha, killing nine people over the weekend.
Pope Francis weighed in to support a proposed ballot measure to be decided by voters in Slovakia this week. What would the proposed measure do?
Make Roman Catholicism the official state religion of Slovakia.
Prohibit same-sex marriage and ban adoption by gay couples.
Protect churches from lawsuits and afford religious organizations tax exempt status in the country.
Ban sex education in public schools.
According to testimony by former al Qaeda operative Zacarias Moussaoui released last week, _____________ was a major financial donor to al Qaeda in the 1990s.
The Central Intelligence Agency
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