Current Events Quiz, June 8, 2015
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President Obama headed to Germany this week for a meeting of which international organization?
The United Nations Security Council
The International Monetary Fund
The World Health Organization
The government of Norway announced last week it would take what step in an effort to address global climate change?
It would join the European Union’s Emission Trading Scheme, which establishes a market price for CO2 emissions.
It would invest more than $500 million per year in each of the next 10 years in public transportation.
It would move to source production of all of the energy used in the country to renewable sources by 2030.
It would divest billions of dollars in public pension funds from coal companies.
The personal records of more than 4 million employees of the federal government were breached after hackers believed to be affiliated with the government of __________ broke into a federal database last week.
According to reports released last week, 8 of the 10 men previously convicted of ____________ by courts in Pakistan had their sentences commuted and were released from prison last week.
hiding Osama bin Laden
shooting the youth and girl activist Malala Yousafzai
selling state secrets to India
smuggling arms and money to Taliban fighters in Afghanistan
According to a press briefing by US Air Force General Hawk Carlisle last week, US forces attacked and destroyed an ISIS command facility after it learned about the facility from
US surveillance drone flights over Syria.
a high-level leak from inside the Iranian government.
the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service.
an ISIS soldier’s selfie post on a social media website.
According to documents released last week, former President Thabo Mbeki personally approved the release of a $10 million payment—largely seen as a bribe—to FIFA in order to
ensure South Africa’s bid to host the 2010 World Cup would win.
secure a position for himself on the FIFA Board of Governors.
ensure the South African team would make the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
prevent three South Africa line judges from being disqualified from referring international football matches.
The death toll increased to 396 people as emergency workers were finally able to overturn a capsized cruise ship on the Yangtze River in ____________ last week.
Violence erupted in several states in _____________ over the weekend as the country prepared for elections widely seen as a referendum on the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).
The Saudi military last week asserted it had ____________, signaling an increase in the level of conflict between Saudi Arabia and Yemen’s Houthi rebels.
shot down Yemeni scud missiles launched into Saudi Arabia
successfully concluded more than 1,000 airstrikes, effectively destroying Yemen’s military infrastructure
launched covert operations in Yemen that had killed more than 15 governmental officials
captured Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, the leader of the rebel movement
The government of __________ last week announced it would not be able to make a €300 million payment due this week and would seek to bundle that payment with a larger €1.5 billion due next month.
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