Current Events Quiz, July 27, 2015
This activity contains 10 questions.
During a visit to Kenya over the weekend, the country where his father was born and where he still has close family, President Obama stressed what key message?
The war in Sudan needs to stop, and Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, must be brought to justice at the International Criminal Court.
Africa is a key ally in the United States’ war on terror.
Africa is growing economically and will be an important economic center in the future.
The HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa is a global challenge and the fight against the disease needs additional resources.
The Turkish government announced last week it was blocking access to Twitter and other social media networks as part of a broader effort to prevent Islamization and radicalization after
a popular Turkish celebrity announced his support for the Islamic State.
al Qaeda issued a call for the assassination of the Turkish President via Twitter.
it was discovered that at least one-third of all of ISIS’s fighters were disgruntled Turkish youth.
a suicide bomb attack in a southern Turkish town killed more than 30 people.
A court in Chile ordered seven former soldiers to stand trial for the burning of two students during a 1986 protest against
the war in the Falkland Islands.
the military government of former dictator Augusto Pincohet.
restrictive abortion laws.
deforestation in the Amazon.
Prosecutors in Thailand last week announced they had indicted 72 people on charges of
treason, after they were accused of plotting the overthrow of the government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
human trafficking, associated with the movement of migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar.
crimes against humanity, for their sale of illegal weapons, including landmines, to rebels in Afghanistan.
public corruption, after they used their positions to secure millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for granting lucrative government contracts.
Ilya Goryachev was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Russian court last week, with the judge declaring the sentence reflected the “exceptional danger of the defendant for the society.” Why was Goryachev sentenced?
Because he sold Russian military secrets to the United States.
Because he is part of a Russian nationalist group that murdered five people.
Because he is a wealthy and outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin.
Because he is gay.
GlaxoSmithKline last week announced it had developed a vaccine for ___________, a mosquito-borne disease that kills an estimated 584,000 people per year.
Secretary of State John Kerry last week testified before the US Senate, facing claims he had been “bamboozled” in the negotiation of what agreement?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership
The new arms control agreement with Russia
The new US-EU free trade agreement
The Iranian nuclear deal
The government of ____________ last week approved a package of economic reforms mandated as a precondition for the disbursement of a $93 billion rescue package from the European Union.
The government of China last week detained more than 200 _____________ on charges that they had used their positions to enrich themselves while attacking the Communist Party.
President Obama last week appeared frustrated by the lack of progress in his efforts to move forward on a plan to close the controversial US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. That facility, located in _____________, is home to more than 100 high-profile detainees accused of terrorism.
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