Current Events Quiz, August 24, 2015
This activity contains 10 questions.
As the process to select a new Secretary General to lead the United Nations begins to heat up, there are a growing number of calls to select the first ___________ to lead the organization.
Thousands of migrants broke through a security cordon established to prevent them from entering the European Union through Greece. The cordon had been established along Greece’s border with
The government of ___________ last week declared martial law after an attack by smugglers from neighboring Colombia resulted in both military and civilian injuries in the border state of Tachira.
At least ten people were killed after Typhoon Goni dumped torrential rains in the northern part of _____________, causing massive landslides and floods.
In a move designed to slow the country’s stock market slide, the government of China last week announced it would
transfer more than $1 trillion in reserves to the state’s central bank.
temporarily suspend all trading until a new computer security system could be installed.
prohibit the sale of Chinese socks in US dollars.
permit the country’s pension fund to invest in the market.
Italian authorities last week announced they had coordinated the rescue of more than 2,000 migrants off the coast of __________, a key departure point for a major migration route between Africa and Europe.
Boko Haram militants in Nigeria last week ambushed a convoy in the northeastern state of Borno, killing one soldier. The convoy was carrying
US Secretary of State John Kerry.
General Tukur Buratai, the head of the Nigerian army.
Nigeria’s new President, Muhammadu Buhari.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
French investigators are interrogating Ayoyub El-Kahzzani, the suspected militant who was prevented from carrying out a terror attack on a high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris last week by
two American soldiers and a British national on vacation.
Israeli covert agents.
a group of fellow Muslim passengers.
undercover French authorities.
Massive protests rocked Beirut, the capital of _____________, last week. Political dysfunction has left the country without a president for more than a year, and strikes have led to power outages and garbage piling up in the city.
The government of North Korea threatened “total war” with South Korea after South Korea
agreed to purchase more than $100 million worth of military hardware from the United States.
doubled the number of soldiers deployed along its border with North Korea.
refused to increase food aid provided to North Korea.
refused to remove loudspeakers broadcasting propaganda into the north.
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