Current Events Quiz, May 4, 2015
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In an effort to counter extremist, the government of Congo-Brazzaville last week announced it would
break off diplomatic relations with Israel.
prohibit all displays of public affection.
prohibit wearing the full-face Islamic veil in public places.
close its border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo to all migration.
The government of Nepal officially declared there were “no more” survivors, as the death toll from last week’s ______________ climbed over 6,600.
Officials in ____________ last week announced they had discovered 26 bodies in an abandoned jungle camp regularly used by human smugglers.
As part of a continued effort to crack down on public corruption, Chinese officials last week announced public officials would be
prohibited from maintaining bank accounts outside of China.
prohibited from travelling outside of China without an official government “minder”.
barred from visiting more than twenty famous tourist destinations.
barred from meeting in groups smaller than six people.
More than 140 people were detained by police in ______________ after May Day protests erupted in the country’s capital, Istanbul.
Maria del Pilar Hurtado, for the former head of secret police in ____________, was sentenced to 14 years in prison last week after she was found guilty of spying on politicians, journalists, and judges.
The British government announced on Saturday that
it would deploy additional forces to the Falkland Islands as tensions with Argentina increased.
elections originally scheduled for June would be postponed to August due to technological challenges.
the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to a daughter.
it would delay the scheduled withdrawal of British forces from Afghanistan for at least one year at the request of the Afghani government.
The Russian government last week announced its space program suffered a setback. What was the nature of that setback?
It was unable to reach agreement with the government of Kazakhstan to permit use of former Soviet facilities in the country.
Its computer systems had been hacked by Chinese military officials, effectively destroying more than two years’ worth of data from various International Space Station missions.
A manned rocket delivering three Russians and an American to the International Space Station exploded just after launch, killing all on board.
It lost contract with an unmanned resupply vehicle scheduled to dock with the International Space Station.
Government forces in ____________ last week announced they had rescued more than 160 women and children as part of operations against the terror organization Boko Haram in the northern part of the country.
The US government last week announced it would take what step after Iranian naval forces seized a ship flagged in the US-protectorate of the Marshall Islands?
It would break off negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.
It would suspend a plan to lift sanctions on Iran.
It would increase air patrols over the Persian Gulf and would give all pilots “weapons-free” status to engage Iranian forces in the Gulf.
It would provide a US Naval escort to all US-flagged merchant ships transiting the Strait of Hormuz.
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